Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Singlecoil

The Two-Pickup Esquire Wiring

March 11, 2013
Also called the “Broadcaster blend circuit,” this wiring is the transition circuit between the single-pickup Esquire and the Telecaster with its well-known dual-pickup configuration.
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GFS Introduces REDactives Pickupsx

March 8, 2013
GFS Pickups introduced the REDactive pickup system–available in humbucker, single-coil, and bass models.
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How to Balance Pickups on Strats and Teles

December 10, 2012
Adjusting pickup height sounds simple, but pickups that aren’t adjusted properly can cause problems.
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D. Allen Johnny Hiland JohnnyBlades Pickups Review

January 10, 2012
The main goals of the JohnnyBlades are to deliver great single-coil tone, stay noiseless, and be versatile enough to cover a wide range of genres.
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Stratocaster Parallel/Series Switching

November 15, 2011
In this and next month’s column, we’ll explore parallel/series pickup switching schemes for the single-coil pickups in your Strat.
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The Stratocaster "Jazz Switch" Mod

October 18, 2011
Prior to 1967, Fender used the following wiring: bridge pickup alone, neck pickup alone, and neck pickup alone with an additional 0.1 µF cap engaged.
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Adjusting Stratocaster Pickup Height, Pt. 2

June 14, 2011
Finding the height at which each pickup sounds best by itself.
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Adjusting Stratocaster Pickup Height, Pt.1

May 17, 2011
1) The distance we’re measuring is from the bottom of the string (pressed against the last fret) to the top of the pickup magnet. 2) The tools: a screwdriver
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The Fender "Passing Lane" Stratocaster Mod

August 17, 2010
This mod bypasses the volume and tone controls and engages the bridge pickup with the push of a button
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The Blender Stratocaster

January 14, 2010
How to set up your Strat so that you can blend all of the pickups using just the volume knob
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