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An innovative new database of guitar pickup info has been created to allow guitarists to compare the sound of pickups from various manufacturers. This FREE web tool displays frequency response plots of each pickup, and plays a reference audio clip through the pickup response to demonstrate what it sounds like under numerous cable and loading conditions. This lets the user hear differences between pickups, aiding pickup selection. Often guitarists think, "I have pickup X in this guitar, but I wonder what pickup Y would sound like?" Now they can hear pickup comparisons instantly. This is possible without spending hundreds of dollars plus the time it takes to replace a set of pickups, only to find the results unsatisfactory. The website is also loaded with information on the factors that affect pickup tone. More pickups are being added to the database, and pickup manufacturers can have their pickups tested and included for free. Find the free guitar pickup tone database at http://www.aqdi.com/cgi-bin/database.cgi Atlantic Quality Design does not manufacture or sell pickups. This is being provided as a free resource to the musical community.
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