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RedGuitars
08-01-2012, 02:24 PM
I am copying a post from the VR forum, just wondered if we could get a PRS response - thanks!


I measured the DC resistance of my 408 pickups at the end of a guitar cable and they read 500k(!) compared to the usual 8.5k of a PAF. Most guitar amps aren't designed to work with that kind of input - it's like using a veeeeeeeeeeeeery long guitar lead.

The solution?

Always use a buffer! Either a non-true-bypass pedal (any Boss pedal for example) or something that's always on (EP Booster, OD etc). The output from the pedal or the buffer will output a more normal signal for the amp to receive.

408s straight into my 65 Amps London Pro, for example, sound really dull and flabby. A buffer maintains the clarity that makes these pickups so good http://www.vintagerocker.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif