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Jack Goodson


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new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post Posted 24 Aug 2018 6:34 am     Reply with quote

i need a humbucker or even a single coil with a lot of response. this is for an older 12/string bmi?....thanks jack....(anyone got anything for sale?)
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George Kimery


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Limestone, TN, USA
Post Posted 24 Aug 2018 7:02 am     What is the best humbucker for a bmj 12 string Reply with quote

Let me throw out a couple other options FWIW:

If you like the pickup you have, but it is just not putting out a hot enough signal, you can run a Lil Izzy PLUS which will boost the output by 6db, which is quite a bump. plus, you will get a clearer sound.

If you are getting a hum from a single coil pickup, you can use an Electro Harmonix DeBugger to e!imitate the hum. As far as a new pickup, my advice is to have Jerry Wallace make you a sing!e coil. I am biased because I don't like humbuckers. I am speaking from experience on all three suggestions. Good luck with whatever direction you decide to go.


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Jack Goodson


From:
new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post Posted 24 Aug 2018 7:09 am     pickup? Reply with quote

george, thanks for the info. my pickup doe,s not have any hum. the main problem is that it is wound to about....14.5....i would like to find a used pickup if possible. i am using julian tharpes setup on a 12/string....jack
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Lyle Dent


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Little Rock ,Arkansas
Post Posted 25 Aug 2018 4:22 pm     Pickup for BMI Reply with quote

Jack, either an alumitone or if you could find a Gene Turner Powerboost Pickup. I have a friend with an alumitone in his BMI SD-12 and a LW amp ,it has the bite of a PP Emmons.
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Jack Goodson


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new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post Posted 25 Aug 2018 4:48 pm     pickup? Reply with quote

i have a 14/string powerboost gene turner, would like to have a 12/ string. would also like to try an alumitone, if anyone know where to find the alumintone pleaselet me know, i appreciate any help possible....thanks jack
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Lyle Dent


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Little Rock ,Arkansas
Post Posted 26 Aug 2018 9:11 am     BMI Pickup Reply with quote

Jack, saw where Lace has a new Robert Randolph Alumitone. Should be a 12 string since that what he plays.
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Lyle Dent


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Little Rock ,Arkansas
Post Posted 26 Aug 2018 9:11 am     BMI Pickup Reply with quote

Jack, saw where Lace has a new Robert Randolph Alumitone. Should be a 12 string since that what he plays.
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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post Posted 26 Aug 2018 2:45 pm     Reply with quote

I would highly suggest a Bill Lawrence L-712
http://wildepickups.com/Steel_Guitar_Pickups.html
Ricky
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Jack Goodson


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new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post Posted 26 Aug 2018 5:38 pm     Reply with quote

i need a pickup that mounts like the one that is original? any suggestions?....thanks jack

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Jack Goodson


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new brockton,alabama (home of me and don helms
Post Posted 26 Aug 2018 5:40 pm     ohms Reply with quote

this one is about 14.75 reading
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