Guitar Player - May 2014 - New Trends in Pickup Design

Guitar Player - May 2014 - New Trends in Pickup Design

$5.99$9.99

Guitar Player - May 2014 - New Trends in Pickup Design

In the May 2014 issue of Guitar Player, we focus on radical new trends in pickup design. First, we check in with Fishman, Taylor, and Ultramagnetics to see where the most cutting-edge pickups are and what the future might hold.

Then, we test nine vintage-voiced humbuckers from Bartolini, David Allen, DiMarzio, Fralin, GFS, Gibson, Lollar, Mojotone, and Throbak, and evaluate them based on tone, output, dynamic response, and vibe.

After that, we take a look at Les Paul's final humbucker project and get the scoop on the Tru-clones pickups.

To wrap it up, we provide you with the Pickup Buyer's Guide: one-stop shopping for electric and acoustic pickups.

Lessons:

Under Investigation: A thorough investigation of a particular style or player. This month: '70s-era Rick Derringer.

Fretboard Recipes: Transposing the Five Major Scale Fingering Patterns

Rhythm Workshop:  Rhythmic Displacement Pt. 1

Plus:  Brian May plays acoustic with Kerry Ellis; Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp; Classic Column on Non-Foods, Feedback, Effects, and Tone; and much more!