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  1. I have looked up this problem, and have seen that the high-end loss specifically is attributed to quality/length issues with the cables I'm using.

     

    Here's what you should do. Find out the capacitance of your cable (*) and use the well-known 1/(2 * pi * R * C) formula (where R is the resistance of your pickup and C is the length of the cable times the capacitance per meter) to calculate the rolloff frequency.

     

    Example: I have a 16.8 K pickup and six meters of 76 pf/m cable. High frequency rolloff is at 1/(2 * pi * 16800 * (6 * 0,000 000 000 076)) = 20755 Hz. That's too high to cause any noticeable treble loss.

     

    You can also try cables with lower capacitance.

     

    (*) If your cable maker doesn't give you the details, buy from someone else.

  2. g3rmanium - I'm not sure what you mean when you refer to the DeArmond Tremolo as being "entirely mechanical". How is its operation mechanical rather than electronic?

     

    The only electronic thing in it is a motor. The tremolo is generated by shaking a cylinder. In that cylinder, there's a liquid that bleeds some of the signal to ground. No transistors.

  3. Eww.



    Technically, I think the sound has something to do with the 500 K volume knob. If you keep the gain at about unity, you'll have a resistance of maybe 300 K. And, from what I know, that is making it sound very dull. Of course, you could crank it, and I guess that's how most people use it, but keep in mind it's a loud pedal.

    The other thing that bugs me is that the drive knob is a log pot from what I know. The transition between low and medium gain is very small.

    I'm sure one could build an Eternity-clone that sounds better and is more usable. :wave:

  4. I have no experience in switching out pickups, will this be too difficult for me to do myself?



    I don't know about your guitar or your pickups, but when I switched pickups in my Ibanez, the wiring (Seymour Duncans) was awfully thin. Make sure you have a steady hand and a soldering iron with a sharp tip.

  5. Anyone ever hear or own one?



    Yeah, had one for a couple of years. Cleans are good. Crunch is good too. Lead isn't really. Lifeless sounding. Impossible or near-impossible to service because it looks worse than a {censored}ing computer in the inside. Some ICs and electrolytics on the signal path. Features but no tone.

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