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Why are cheap pickups rubbish?

9/5/2002 12:35 AM
Why are cheap pickups rubbish?
Hi All,  
Why are cheap pickups rubbish? I mean, stock pickups on cheap guitars (even when put in 'better' guitars) nearly always sound like rubbish. The materials are pretty much the same, arent they? Obviously 'scatterwinding' does have an effect, but why do the sound so different?  

Chris B I'm curious about that too. Is it t... -- 9/5/2002 1:38 AM
WolfeMacleod I think it's a combination of all i... -- 9/5/2002 1:45 AM
SK Not sure. I mean some are made so c... -- 9/5/2002 2:16 AM
Tim Escobedo There's gotta be more than physical... -- 9/5/2002 4:24 AM
Andy To widen the discussion - IMO, is d... -- 9/5/2002 7:29 AM
Tony@Mastertone GuysLets look at this from ... -- 9/5/2002 12:24 PM
Mark Hammer The materials may not be the same.<... -- 9/5/2002 4:12 PM
Sweetfinger In many cases, it isn't the pickups... -- 9/9/2002 9:41 AM
gus The ones I looked at and measured h... -- 9/9/2002 8:11 PM
Gunno I measured a used Squire Strat pick... -- 9/9/2002 9:48 PM
Weevil Ask Bill Lawrence.... -- 9/24/2002 10:07 PM