New article penned by Dr. Lawing on Guitar Player Magazine online. Part 1 of 3. Interpretation of guitar pickup specs and construction in the context of the string centric model of pickup function.Read More
Need help finding your tone? Overwhelmed by the options? Yes, we've been listening and working on a tool to ease your plight. Give her a try. You can always contact the Custom Shop if you're still flummoxed.Read More
Zexcoil Pickups 2015 Holiday Greeting
Seasons Greetings and a Happy 2016 from all of us at Zexcoil Pickups! Thanks to all of our customers, endorsers, friends and supporters who helped to make this a great year!
We'll be in Room 315 with a bunch of Zexcoil® loaded guitars and at least one J Bass®. There will be tons of gear to check out, live music, seminars and jam sessions and don't forget to grab your free earplugs on the way in because there will be No Volume Limits!
- When: Friday 11/13 6pm-12am, Sat. 11/14 12pm-12am, Sun. 11/15 12pm-12am
- Where: Hotel Preston, 733 Briley Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37217
- Directions below:
Scott will be floating around with a few guitars loaded with Zexcoil pickups and we contributed a wired set (a Hybrid Convertible 5 set) to the prizes that will be given away. Come out for some entertainment, and hear, play and experience some great gear.
- When: Saturday - Sunday, Oct. 3-4, 10am-6pm
- Where: Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406
Only one day this time, so plan accordingly. We'll be sharing with our friends from Indigo Amplification. This is great chance to hear and experience some great musical instruments, amps and all of the other associated toys first hand and hang out with the builders.
- When: Saturday, June 6th, 10am-6pm
This is an update from NAMM. Here's a pic of Chip Adams playing our new bass pickups and one of Johnny Oskam on his SV5 Set.
We did a new NuMuBu demo Wednesday, 10/22/14. Anthony Stauffer from Texas Blues Alley joined me in the shop to handle the demo duties. We've done these pretty informally so far, but for this one I added a little more structure. We introduced the basic product technology in a new video, and went through the different voicings and models discussing how they compare. We also demoed a few pickup sets through a few different amps, demonstrating the tonal variety in our line.
What is it? It's the basis for a lot of what we do. At its heart is a quantitative model that allows us to precisely identify and target tonal response. Using this model, we have studied the pickup design and tonal response space and arrived at a constantly expanding library of coil winding configurations and (most importantly) novel and exotic pole piece materials that enable us to predictably dial in tone just about wherever we want. Here's an example. This plot represents a stylized presentation of our tone space, but it does quantitatively capture the measures that define the tone and output of these pickups. Of course, there is a bit more going on than we can capture in this simplified two-dimensional framework, but hopefully this kind of approach will give our users the ability to navigate the space and make more rational tonal decisions. Look for lots more on this in the coming months.