An update about the upcoming speed courses, some new features for TXBA locals, a fascinating pickup dissection over at Zexcoil, and my new favorite band, Rival Sons.
How Does a Pickup Really Work?
Scott Lawing, the creator of Zexcoil pickups (which I've been using exclusively since 2013), has written a really fascinating article challenging conventional wisdom about how electric guitar pickups really work. It's nerdy, with charts and videos, but if you're intrigued by the science behind pickups, I think you'll enjoy it.
I've been listening to this band a lot over the past few weeks, and am struck by hard they rock. Here's a playlist at spotify with my favorite tracks from all their albums.