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maliciousteve

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need some clearing up...
« on: May 25, 2005, 05:46:17 PM »
hey guys hows it going.

when i look on pickup specs, i tend to look at the output, like on Dimarzio's site. I've never understood what resistance means.

could some one clear this up for me please  :D

Tim

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2005, 08:19:21 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum.

What is DC resistance? It is the resistance to the flow of Direct Current. In practice it is used as a very general indicator of a pickups power with a higher DC reading yielding more power and a darker sound. However the gauge of the wire also has enormous bearing on the sound and different wire with similar DC readings will not have the same power or sound. As always, let your hands and ears be the judge.

Check out the FAQ section in the website for more tech answers.
Tim
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maliciousteve

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2005, 01:06:38 AM »
Thanks very much Tim, i totally get it now.

By the way, i'm looking forward to that 7 string warpig  :wink:

Tim

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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2005, 08:13:14 AM »
On it's way! :D
Tim
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