I built this site because I was always frustrated how humbucker comparisons on youtube were so cumbersome. You had to remember where the dude or gal play this or that part. Also, no control over the different recording circumstances. Then I looked for a website that does what mine does but couldn't find. Had at it myself then.
Keep in mind I'm a terrible amateur and for now I used software amps. I'm going into the details about the amp settings later, but I listed the other variables on this page: comparehumbuckers.com/how-reliable-are-these-samples If you think it's too amateuristic or stupid just let me know here on in the comment section of the webpage. I can take it!
Interesting. Of course, my computer doesn't sound like my amp, so that's always going to be a limitation. But this could be useful for rough comparisons, probably more to eliminate what someone doesn't want rather than to pick the HBs they do want, as there are so many variables involved.
That looks like it will be a really great resource for anyone wanting to understand these differences. Its very cleanly presented but with a huge amount of information.
I like how the samples are nice and short, but consistent so you can load up several quickly. I can only guess at the huge amount of work that went into putting it all together. You have a nice range of examples, so most people will find at least one that they are familiar with, then can relate the others to it. Its a great use of modelling. Its inevitable that other peoples amps will sound different, but it doent matter.
So far, Ive only been able to try it on a phone, so Im looking forward to listening through some good speakers.
Woaw I don't know what to say. I appreciate the feedback very much. It's been quite a journey figuring it out so far but the website is still very young and could be considered a beta-release. Still so much that needs to happen to it, primarily being having it work properly on mobile devices which it doens't for the moment. I would also like to come up with some more samples (not longer ones mind you). I think between crunch and metal some AC/DC types of riffing wouldn't hurt. Perhaps some jazzy lines also, since a lot of people will get a neck humbucker for this reason.
The idea was also first to have it be an affiliate site later on, but I'm even considering leaving the affiliate links out for good and just having the website be a part of my body of work period. Thanks also for touching upon the fact that idea isn't to reproduce guitar tone from a real amp in real situation, but more to point out the difference between the pickups. Hopefully enough that they can be carried over to real situations. But the critical nuance does need to be pointed out indeed.
Post by JFrankParnell on Feb 15, 2016 11:45:19 GMT -5
That is frickin cool! What if they both played at the same time, and you could instantly switch, between the two? IOW, they are both playing but there would be one button, that would toggle mute on either one.
ps, jPlayer is pretty good, cross-platform jplayer.org pps, I'd like to hear the Fralin Un-bucker. There's areally good vid, on yt, showing all the permutations of it, but it doesnt compare with other brands, models.
I remember every little thing...as if it happened only yesterday. I was barely seventeen, and I once killed a boy with a Fender guitar. I don't remember if it was a telecaster or a stratocaster, But I do remember that it had a heart of chrome and a voice like a horny angel.
jPlayer looks really solid indeed. I have fiddled with some audio players and for now the audioplayer that the browsers output by default have proven the most stable so far with cross-broswer compatibility in mind. Granted, it would be better if there would be fallback functionality going.
The simultaneous playback and toggling would be awesome, but first I need to find time to get at least some play/stop behaviour going instead of play/pauze. Play/pauze isn't ideal to begin with.
Last Edit: Mar 3, 2016 3:42:09 GMT -5 by giantlaser