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Microphonic pickups

 
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jonotes
Plucker


Joined: 15 Oct 2004
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Location: New York

PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:19 am    Post subject: Microphonic pickups Reply with quote

I recently picked up a 84 Silver Star in Bangkok. Plays great but the pickups are very hot and microphonic. My local guitar guy says nothing is wrong and they do sound great. A real vintage sound. Has anybody come across this situation with other Tokais. I tried a resistor on the volume pot and it helped with the microphonics but the tone of the pickups changed quite a bit so I pulled it out. Anybody have any solutions?
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tokaiguy
Guitar God


Joined: 09 Sep 2001
Posts: 643
Location: Dallas Tx

PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my 84' Fiesta Red AST 56'on Ebay awhile back and had the same problem. I dropped a set of VanZant True Vintage in it and solved the problem. I built a Strat from parts and used the Tokai pup's along with a Fender wired pickgaurd and they sound great! A Mystery indeed! Last November I bought a new Goldstar MIJ 56' and found the pup's to be harsh and rather bright, so I put them in a AST 62' with a rosewood slab and that fixed the problem. Once again a set of the VanZants in the new Goldstar and it's now my favorite Strat Good Luck! TG
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