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DIY double output pickup system

Postby ouchiehour » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:04 pm

Hi. I've been playing with different iterations of a stereo pickup. It is really wonderful for playing rhythm and chords through fuzz.

Every other string gets sent to the left or right output. So you can process it through two effect chains. This isn't going to win over any traditionalists, but possibly effect obsessives will like it.

It can function like a clean blend, but way crisper.

This is what is sounds and plays like:
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FX6G3oChAE[/youtube]

Anyone interested in documentation? I can throw together diy details in a PDF. Still haven't tested with a 6 string instrument but there shouldn't be a problem with it.
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Re: DIY double output pickup system

Postby Chankgeez » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:50 pm



Interesting sounding stuff. :thumb:

Quote my post to see how I embedded your video. :snax:
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Re: DIY double output pickup system

Postby ouchiehour » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:19 pm

I see the trick now! Thank you :) :)
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Re: DIY double output pickup system

Postby Chankgeez » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:00 pm

:thumb:
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Re: DIY double output pickup system

Postby crochambeau » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:38 am

I'd love to peruse your documentation.

I want to roll a hex pickup at some point and getting other ideas on how to go about it isn't a bad thing.
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Re: DIY double output pickup system

Postby Ben79 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:31 am

Wow, I love it. What a great idea. Nice video. Made me think about the Os Mutantes guy who I seem to remember had an individual pickup for each string.
I would like to have a go at this.
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Re: DIY double output pickup system

Postby ouchiehour » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:55 am

Yay!!

I've got casual instructions and humbucker templates up on my site now: https://sympathykeyroom.com/duo.html

I'll post updates once I've tested six string versions. by then I'll have comments on whether the tighter spacing is fine. Hopefully narrower spacing plus single magnet per coil will be a sweet spot.
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Re: DIY double output pickup system

Postby eatyourguitar » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:10 pm

Ben79 wrote:Wow, I love it. What a great idea. Nice video. Made me think about the Os Mutantes guy who I seem to remember had an individual pickup for each string.
I would like to have a go at this.


yes. he has a hexaphonic pickup and a hexaphonic fuzz. you can get the fuzz pcb right now online but you would need to build 6 of them. here is the passive pickup.

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Re: DIY double output pickup system

Postby ouchiehour » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:31 am

Personally, hexaphonic looks like a handful.

The nice thing about splitting just every other string, is you still get some interaction between intervals. You can play a four note chord and have as much mud as you'd get with playing two double stops in separate takes. You get some nice crunch and a fully voiced chord. In some hex fuzz demos I've heard, the sound is a little synth-like because it's so clean.

In fairness though, hex fuzz sounds gorgeous.
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Re: DIY double output pickup system

Postby $harkToootth » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:22 pm

I saw this thread like a month ago and have wanted to comment how cool it is. I need to implement something like this. It would be cool if you had two outputs and a rotary knob or something of different combinations of strings with some LED indicator of which strings are going to which output. I'm not the guy to figure that out.

EDIT 1: Or clunky binary switches per string (sending that string to either output 1 or 2). No LED indicator needed in that case (but it would look cool).
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