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New "Polarity" active pickups

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:43 pm

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Re: New "Polarity" active pickups

Postby HarlowTheFish » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:08 pm

Color me interested. Wonder if they'll do multiscale versions and if they're splittable.

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Re: New "Polarity" active pickups

Postby DannyB819 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:22 pm

I'm not a betting man, but I've got a hunch they'll be described at some point as "rad."

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Re: New "Polarity" active pickups

Postby Zeus7 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:45 am

Did they have some recent breakthrough in R&D? Because just 2 or 3 live Q&As ago Jeff stated very explicitly what he thought about active pickups (for guitar).

I assume these PUs are used in the coming Andy James signature guitar, too, or did Kiesel go really wild and will release a whole line of new active guitar pickups?

Very curious and always happy about more options as long as these don't erase the Fishman option from the configurator.

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Re: New "Polarity" active pickups

Postby spudmunkey » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:26 am

Zeus7 wrote:Did they have some recent breakthrough in R&D? Because just 2 or 3 live Q&As ago Jeff stated very explicitly what he thought about active pickups (for guitar).


If it's the one I'm thinking of, I think he left some lingual wiggle room. Hes also said he really liked their A series actives.

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Re: New "Polarity" active pickups

Postby Crud Bonemeal » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:36 am

are these pups Andy James used to record his Shred Collab solo?

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Re: New "Polarity" active pickups

Postby HarlowTheFish » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:43 am

Crud Bonemeal wrote:are these pups Andy James used to record his Shred Collab solo?

I think so, all his pre-signature Kiesels have EMgs.

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Re: New "Polarity" active pickups

Postby Koshchei » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:02 am

Not my thing, but glad Andy's happy. I much prefer Wes Thrailkill's tone from a set of Lithiums in a Vader: https://mammothprog.bandcamp.com/track/aware

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Re: New "Polarity" active pickups

Postby ExDementia » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:05 am

Koshchei wrote:Not my thing, but glad Andy's happy. I much prefer Wes Thrailkill's tone from a set of Lithiums in a Vader: https://mammothprog.bandcamp.com/track/aware

I generally prefer passives as well, but to be fair, there is a whole lot else going into those two tones than the pickups. I'll reserve judgement until we get a solid demo/comparison.

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Re: New "Polarity" active pickups

Postby UnexplodedCow » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:46 pm

I'm also a big fan of passives, but in the past year or two have started playing more actives, and don't regret it.

I love the ability to roll back volume without changing tone/dynamics, and being able to use a single channel amp very effectively, even when it's set to high gain, and have just a hint of breakup at ultra-low volume, and then roll it up for leads. Passive never gave me the same thing.

However, a good passive has its own thing going on, and I enjoy that, too, but I still lean toward a "hot" pickup.

One could easily have option paralysis from the sheer amount of choices these days. When I started playing, and without internet, the options were *extremely* limited locally, often to a "we don't stock it, and won't order it," option, leaving one to mail-order a set of Carvin pickups (and thus starting the sickness).
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