Published at Friday, August 31st, 2018 - 23:46:38 PM. . By Zendaya Foust.
Choosing the best bass guitar pickup will largely depend on the type of guitar you have. However, most of these pickups are either magnetic or piezoelectric types. Magnetic types have coils that convert string vibrations into electronic signals. Piezoelectric bass guitar pickups have crystals that generate electrical current from the vibrations. There are categories of bass guitar pickups too which also determine the kind of output you will get from your guitar. They are usually differentiated by their design. For example, J Pickups are usually wired opposite each other to significantly reduce the hum generated when they pick up stray radio frequencies. There is also the original P Pickup of the 1970s which is made of two halves of a single coil pickup. Similar to J Pickups, the P Pickup is also wired in opposing directions to minimize the hum.
Now, everybody is different, some say don't clip the string, some say do, but I find that keeping about 3 to 5 windings on every post will ensure a secure hold. I do this by using my wire cutters as a measuring tool. I match the full length of the wire cutters with the bass strings, then I put the tip of the handle of the wire cutters on the tuning post and mark my fingers at the tip of the head of the pliers, then clip. This ensures that each string is cut at the same length and allows you to take them off and store them if needed.
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