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Pick up sounds?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mebusdriver, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. I'm sorry for asking such a dumb question but I need answers. What does a humbucker sound like? What does a single coil sound like? Please feel free to explain sounds of anything I left out. Everyone always talks about pick ups but I'm a beginner at them and I don't know the difference. Other than the look.:meh:
  2. Nato


    Jun 2, 2002
    I general single coils sound thinner than humbuckers but have more of a defined sound in some ways, But then again humbuckers are more punchy. I love then both and my favorite pickup configuration is MM/J, it gives ya the best of both worlds IMHO. But i would suggest just going to your local music store and trying out the different kinds of basses, that will help more than anything.
  3. Corwin81


    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA