Hey there, here’s a quick comparison video for three different types and brands of guitar strings on a fretless electric guitar.
Before you watch the video and see for yourself, here are some words;
I have tried Elixir 12102 Nanoweb Coated, La Bella Jazz Tapes 800-R Black Nylon Wound and Thomastik Infeld Jazz Swing JS111 Flat Wound models on a single day and come up with this video! To be honest, Elixir was used much longer than the other two. I just recorded a sample then restrung my guitar twice more. La Bella Jazz Tapes was clearly my least favourite one as the nylon wound strings did not feel as much OK as the plain strings of the same set. It was much more difficult to achieve slides. Thomastik Infeld one was the best I guess! It was way more balanced and focused than the other two. But I would still go for Elixir if I didn’t have another choice!
By the way, it’s been ages since I played something so please bear with me sounding a bit unconfident 🙂
Here’s a very laid back test drive of AMT P2. You have two analogue amp simulations. When the switch is off, you have a Fender-like clean tones. When engaged you have whichever AMT series you have picked up. In this case, you have Peavey 5150 kind of tones.
I’ve been planning to install pickup covers on my Seymour Duncan JB / Jazz set as my Ibanez AR300RE comes with a covered pair of pickups. It is supposed to be a taste thing rather than a strict fact when it comes to covering or uncovering pickups. So I’m not going to judge anything here, instead one can easily claim that I’m quite biased in this post. I have recently started liking covered humbucker look. After I upgraded my pickups to Seymour Duncan JB / Jazz set, I tried to remove the covers from default pickups and install them on my new pickups, but they didn’t fit. In addition, it was almost impossible to find an exact cover for your pickups in my country. I sent a couple of e-mails to Seymour Duncan and SD dealers in Turkey, but so far no reply! If you’d like to purchase covers for your pickups, here is a trusted online shop Amazon.com!
Finally, I found someone selling a pair of pickup covers for Seymour Duncan branded pickups. I can’t say I don’t like zebra pickups but nowadays covered look of humbuckers appeal to me a lot more than a naked one.
I was actually going to prepare a post regarding with installing covers on humbucker pickups but after I went through Youtube videos, I thought they’d already done much better tutorial videos than I could achieve. Here are some great examples;