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Unread 08-25-2004, 09:31 PM   #1
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Interchangable pickups... Cool...

Check out Murcurio Guitars. They have this crazy interchagable pickup system.

http://news.harmony-central.com/Newp...o-Guitars.html

http://www.mercurioguitars.com


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Unread 08-25-2004, 09:50 PM   #2
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very nice guitars, you can get alot of different sounds with that
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Unread 08-26-2004, 12:24 PM   #3
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i saw that the other day on hc. the idea has been around for a while but i don't remember anyone taking it to this level before. it's a good idea i think (although not for me). i wonder how quick changes can take place though, and how practical it is. maybe good for studio but not for stage. i dunno. also, it sure uglifies the back of the guitar.
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Unread 08-26-2004, 12:30 PM   #4
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Well, it's not really like the backs of most guitars are that pretty anyways. I also think that this system was meant for the stage, to have pickup changes done as quickly and easily as possible, without having another guitar. I don't think it'd be something that I'd be going for, but it's still a good idea.
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On Ugliness: What do you do when you don't want to use one of the pickup slots(holes?)? It would seem you're left with a gaping hole in the face of your guitar. Otherwise - enlighten me

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Unread 08-26-2004, 03:29 PM   #6
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i think its a sweet lookin guitar. besides, this seems like it would save money on instalation for those who cant change them on their own.



how much does that sucker cost tho?
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Unread 08-26-2004, 04:21 PM   #7
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i think its a sweet lookin guitar. besides, this seems like it would save money on instalation for those who cant change them on their own.



how much does that sucker cost tho?
As far as saving money for those who can't change one, I guess you would have to see what they want for one of their "modules" .
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Unread 08-26-2004, 06:37 PM   #8
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real super expensive huh?
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Unread 08-26-2004, 09:15 PM   #9
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Well, it's not really like the backs of most guitars are that pretty anyways. I also think that this system was meant for the stage, to have pickup changes done as quickly and easily as possible, without having another guitar. I don't think it'd be something that I'd be going for, but it's still a good idea.
ah man, lots and lots of guitars have pretty backs, but of course not all of them...i'm not convinced you could change the pickups as quick as you could change guitars (although i didn't see them make that claim). you'd probably have to take the guitar off to put in the pickup, put it in, then put it back on.
so i don't think using this guitar would have any advantages there. the only advantage could be bringing fewer guitars with you. but then again, different guitars sound different. so even with changing pickups you're not going to get the tonal properties of another wood, nut, neck material, etc. only the qualities of the changed pickup.
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Unread 08-27-2004, 08:36 AM   #10
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ah man, lots and lots of guitars have pretty backs, but of course not all of them...i'm not convinced you could change the pickups as quick as you could change guitars (although i didn't see them make that claim). you'd probably have to take the guitar off to put in the pickup, put it in, then put it back on.
so i don't think using this guitar would have any advantages there. the only advantage could be bringing fewer guitars with you. but then again, different guitars sound different. so even with changing pickups you're not going to get the tonal properties of another wood, nut, neck material, etc. only the qualities of the changed pickup.
I don't think you necessarily have to take the guitar off as much as you can flip it on the back while still wearing it, and stick in a new pickup. And I agree with you fully about how it doesn't change the tonal properties of the guitar, but rather, the voicing, but still, that can have a dramatic effect on the tone. The downside I see to the system is the cost. The guitar is expensive, and the pickups are going to be very expensive, too.
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Unread 08-27-2004, 01:17 PM   #11
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Wouldn't it be easier, not to mention cooler, to play different guitars on every song if need be instead of playing guitar tech between songs? Maybe I'm just geting old.
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I would just stick with EMG's switching system if I used them. EMG should also invent a quick change pickup ring.
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