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Thoughts on the Wickedbucker?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 14, 2019. 8 Replies

Any of y'all have any experience or can recommend the Wickedbucker for a Reso biscuit style?I'm looking at flat pups for a project with a resonator biscuit and ran across the Wickedbucker as a…Continue

[QUESTION] Magnetic Resonator pickup choice (wickedbucker, floating jazz or hotplate)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan Nov 19, 2019. 3 Replies

Hey y'all,I chose to ask this question here rather than the Reso Hangout forum, since I get the impression over there they are a little less DIY (erhm budget minded) when it comes to gear. Makes…Continue

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Paul Craig replied to Doc Helliday's discussion Thoughts on the Wickedbucker?
"Metal covers and pickguards affect the eddy currents of the magnets. This can be a good thing or a bad thing. Aluminum can nullify the 60 cycle hum of single coil pickups if enough aluminum is used and aluminum is great for shielding against RF…"
Dec 14, 2019
Robbie replied to Doc Helliday's discussion Thoughts on the Wickedbucker?
"Wrapped it in aluminum? Why? I have a problem with my LPG using a flat humbucker mounted on the top if the license plate. Bad feedback and hum. Would shielding the pick up work better?"
Dec 12, 2019
Paul Craig replied to Doc Helliday's discussion Thoughts on the Wickedbucker?
"I bought one from MGB for a 6 string to put in the neck position of my 4 string J Bass. It comes with a Aluminum cover and screws, just haven't installed yet."
Dec 3, 2019
Doc Helliday replied to Doc Helliday's discussion Thoughts on the Wickedbucker?
"I almost went the MCB route, but the Wickedbucker got highly recommended to me by another dealer Looking at it now I could've but one from MGB and wrapped it myself in aluminum But not sure how they compare plugged in"
Dec 2, 2019
Doc Helliday replied to Doc Helliday's discussion Thoughts on the Wickedbucker?
"Oh nice. I do have the acoustic Sim pedal lying around Do you have any suggestions for an eq setting?"
Dec 2, 2019
Jerry Jordan replied to Doc Helliday's discussion Thoughts on the Wickedbucker?
"A graphic EQ pedal, used with an acoustic simulator pedal or preset, could make a lapsteel sound like a reso.,,.looking at what the big boys use, it is usually a magnetic pickup and a pre-amped  piezo blended together to get that dobro sound…"
Dec 2, 2019
Paul Craig replied to Doc Helliday's discussion Thoughts on the Wickedbucker?
"I got my "Flatcat" pickup from Wayfinder on ETSY. I used it for a 4 string acoustic style CBG guitar I built. Magnetic pickups don't always do well with acoustic strings(the solid strings are louder than the wound ones), but I…"
Nov 27, 2019
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Doc Helliday replied to Doc Helliday's discussion Thoughts on the Wickedbucker?
"Update:Upon scouring these forums I ran across and contacted the very talented and helpful Mojobone works.Who actually recommended I try the Wickedbucker. In conjunction with that, I also bought some 27mm piezo discs to try out the…"
Nov 25, 2019
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Thoughts on the Wickedbucker?

Any of y'all have any experience or can recommend the Wickedbucker for a Reso biscuit style?I'm looking at flat pups for a project with a resonator biscuit and ran across the Wickedbucker as a possible cheaper alternative to (outrageously) expensive Krivo, Lace, National or even Sixtus (not too bad $) flat buckersTheres a lot of videos for the 1st 3 and the Krivo seems to capture the "Reso" sound the best I got plenty of "plain" 'ole electrics around, so i'm trying to avoid something that will…See More
Nov 21, 2019
Jerry Jordan replied to Doc Helliday's discussion [QUESTION] Magnetic Resonator pickup choice (wickedbucker, floating jazz or hotplate)
"normally the rod goes right under the saddle, just like an acoustic .,.,hole in the middle of the saddle slot for the wire, that threads thru the cone. Something similar if you have a spider cone .,"
Nov 19, 2019
Doc Helliday replied to Doc Helliday's discussion [QUESTION] Magnetic Resonator pickup choice (wickedbucker, floating jazz or hotplate)
"Thanks for the fast reply Jerry, and awesome name (My Dad's name)!I have a few rods floating around from standard acoustics and whatnot, however this is my first ResoHow would you mount it to the biscuit?"
Nov 19, 2019
Jerry Jordan replied to Doc Helliday's discussion [QUESTION] Magnetic Resonator pickup choice (wickedbucker, floating jazz or hotplate)
"All you suggest would work, however I am budget minded too., A rod piezo in the biscuit, with a little preamp would capture the reso sound well.,.,for me, I'd go with a flatbucker made for 6 string, and when I say flatbucker, I mean the brand…"
Nov 19, 2019
Doc Helliday posted a discussion

[QUESTION] Magnetic Resonator pickup choice (wickedbucker, floating jazz or hotplate)

Hey y'all,I chose to ask this question here rather than the Reso Hangout forum, since I get the impression over there they are a little less DIY (erhm budget minded) when it comes to gear. Makes since, you got an expensive antique instrument, really, what is a $200 dollar pickup investment at that point? Whereas I bought a cheapie Asian biscuit style resonator.Question: Between a Wickedbucker ,floating jazz neck pup or hotplate (maybe with a lipstick pup, lawd knows I got a few)What would you…See More
Nov 19, 2019

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