- The values are peak voltages in millivolts (double the values for peak-to-peak)
- The 'A' values represent the maximum transient peak voltage I observed (just after the string leaves the pick)
- The 'B' values are measured after about two seconds into the tone.
- I picked (strummed) hard. That's obviously a very subjective statement. Your mileage will vary.
- The values are averages over three to five repetitive measurements.
- The scope used has an input impedance of 1MOhm and an input capacity of 18pF. Probe attenuation was at 1X.
I used the following pickups:
- Single coil (neck and middle): GFS Pro-Tube lipstick
- Humbucker (bridge): Artec Vintage Humbucker LPC210N
- Neck: 4.8K
- Middle: 6.2K
- Neck & middle (parallel): 2.7K
- Neck & middle (series): 10.9K
- Humbucker: 8.3K
And here the screenshots referred to in the table:
|a.bmp - neck pickup, open A string.|
|b.bmp - neck pickup, open E chord. This is one of the lower samples. Most other measurements came in higher.|
|c.bmp - bridge humbucker, open A string.|
|d.bmp - bridge humbucker, open E chord.|