Robert Johnston


Variable Power Pickups

Idea: Create a pickup that has quickly adjustable power output. How about a switch that disengages magnets across a gradient rather than only a full On/Off? That might work for single coil and humbucker. This isn't a volume-switch, but would affect tonal characteristics and 60-hz hum sensitivity. Perhaps it could be done by new coil wiring options, or in how magnets are aligned.

category: Pickups

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joe pulliam (Principal Researcher)

Sounds like a variac for the pickups. That's a great idea. I'd love to see Seymour and his team bring that to market.

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