ok so whats electrostatic coupling he mentions relative to not having pup covers?
It's interesting to read about the string gauge and its affect on tone. He says the strings used back then were .12 for the E and went up from there.
Today people use 8,9,10, etc. It sounds like the PAFs were not intended for that kind of light gauge wire.
What do the experts think?
Most were flat wounds back then, but Im in the heavy gauge club too..I am in the heavy string club (11-52 for Standard & 1/2 step. 12-54 for drop tunings). I feel the heavy strings just sing more to me. More mass, more tone to me.
Most were flat wounds back then, but Im in the heavy gauge club too..
Back in the mid 80's, I was playing a metal head type of Kramer w/the Floyd, VH strap, LoL, etc. No shirt on, playing aggressive and the high E broke/snapp'd and came back across my chest like a horse whip, split me open and I bled a bit. No more light strings for me since then.. :rofl