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Issue with single coils v humbuckers when recording in Logic


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I just set this stereo rig up for recording:

 

 

PRS Fiore>Boss DD-500 LEFT>Chase Tone Secret Preamp>Port City Pearl 50W head>Suhr RL>audio interface>Logic

 

Boss DD-500 RIGHT>JHS Clover>PRS MT15>Suhr RL>audio interface>Logic

 

dB levels were approximately even for both channels at -9dB to -6dB

 

I was getting some nice crisp clean sounds on the Fiore single coils and then switched to the humbucker and it sounded like everything was clipping/distorted

 

The dB for both channel were still in the -9dB to -6dB range

 

If anyone has any ideas as to what might cause this I would very much appreciate them

 

Thank you and be well

Logic Pro X 10.7.3 • macOS Monterey 12.3.1 • MacBook Pro 16" (2021) • M1 Max • 64 GB unified memory • 4TB hard drive

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Humbuckers usually have more output than single coils, and sound meatier.

So the distortion can come from the preamp reacting to a hotter signal from the guitar.

Regardless of the level in Logic.

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Humbuckers usually have more output than single coils, and sound meatier.

So the distortion can come from the preamp reacting to a hotter signal from the guitar.

Regardless of the level in Logic.

 

 

 

Interesting- I thought for sure the dB level would be hotter within Logic if that was the case

Logic Pro X 10.7.3 • macOS Monterey 12.3.1 • MacBook Pro 16" (2021) • M1 Max • 64 GB unified memory • 4TB hard drive

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It can be a couple dB hotter, but depending on the type of humbucker, it can sound overdriven compared to a single coil.

Logic Pro 9 Master Pro and X certified - ProTools 10 & 11 Certified Operator
2 x 3.06 Intel Six-Core 24 GB RAM, Logic 10.5.1, 10.14.6., UA Apollo - 2012 i7 MBP 16 GB Logic 10.6.3, 10.15.7
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