Monday, April 11, 2011

The Highline Neolux Is No More

After hours of testing and tweaking, I have laid the Highline Neolux guitar to rest. It worked reasonably well, but it just wasn't good enough for my standards. The problem seemed to be related to pickup placement. Originally, I had planned to mount the pickup inside the body under a flamed Maple top. To do this, I used neodymium magnets in the pickup so I could place it further from the strings. As it turned out, the strength of the magnet didn't matter. The further the pickup was from the strings, the weaker the signal. I guess I'll go back the the traditional way of mounting the pickups. However, I do have some unique ideas for a top mounted pickup I might try. We'll see.

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