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Re: Pickup dynamics/sensitivity

3/13/2006 10:03 AM
David King
Re: Pickup dynamics/sensitivity
Amit, any compression you are going to get is going to come from saturating either the coil or the field somehow. It's going to be a bit like tape compression on an analogue recording deck. I don't know enough about pickups to tell you how to get there but i wouldn't mind finding out myself. You are likely to hit the saturation point sooner on the low notes since that's where most of the energy happens to be. Cheap console mic input transformers often suffered from core saturation on the low end which is why most boards switched to solid state impedance matching. If you could use the core saturation principle in your pickup design then i think you'd be closer.  
I hardly know what I'm talking about here so feel free to dope-slap me if what I've said is rubbish

micen2 thats what the hieght adjusters do ... -- 3/13/2006 10:39 AM