You may have noticed that as you roll off volume you lose the treble end of your sound faster than the low end and you end up with a dark, muddy tone. There is a physics-related explanation, involving relative resistance and capacitance between poten...

28 Nov 2019

In the last blog we looked at why you get unwanted hum from single coil pickups. Now, we are going to look at two coil pickups or ‘humbuckers’ as they are commonly known and also why magnetic polarity and wind direction are so important when installi...

10 Nov 2019

In this blog we’ll look at what causes pickups to hum and how to deal with it.

We’ve had a couple of guitars in the workshop recently which have had hum issues, so it’s worth recapping how and why this happens. How pickups convert the vibration of str...

15 Feb 2018

We didn’t do an update last month because of Christmas and a short shut down. But here’s some of what we’ve been up to over the last couple of months at String King.

Aria Bass: New saddles, Neck Shim and Set Up

We’ve had quite a few basses in recently....

30 Nov 2017

This month we’ve been sorting out a lot of different problems for guitarists. Some of them were straightforward and some were a bit more complex. Here’s a few of them.

Ibabez Joe Satriani Series Neck Re-Finish

Now this is a lovely guitar. I’m not a big...

4 Sep 2017

The Custom 24 has an comfortable ebony fretboard on a 24 3/4″ neck. According to the advert the body/neck is made entirely of hard rock maple. I am not so sure – to me it looks like there is some mahogany involved because there are woods of different...

Please reload

Featured Posts
Recent Posts

November 30, 2017

September 4, 2017

Please reload

Tactics for Dealing with EMI and Hum

November 10, 2019

Please reload

© 2019 String King Guitar Works UK

  • Instagram
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle