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General Pup Question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by timidbassist, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. Ok, so i have five years experience on bass but one of the things i dont yet know to well about basses are the pickups. What exactly is the different between like a single coil, humbucker, soapbar etc..?? I know what each one is in terms of their looks but i dont know what they do different and what different tones come with them. I am going for the deep heavy growl sound so let me get this straight.. I would deffinitly not want single coils like on a jazz right? Or am i wrong haha? Thats kind of what im wondering, if anyone could explain this stuff to me a little more.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY