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Pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by scottos150, Mar 14, 2003.


  1. what does a Humbucking pickup do as opposed to a single coil pickup?thanks
     
  2. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Without getting too technical, they're basically a stronger output and a more agressive sound. Less mellow if you prefer that terminology.

    That's a very gneral description and they're are exceptions.....
     
  3. tuBass

    tuBass

    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    basically, Humbucker have multiple coil wraps to "buck" the "hum" that occurs in a single coil pickup. sometimes the coils are side by side, top to bottom, or stacked on top of each other.

    Mark
     
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    We have a forum that's all about pickups, you know.

    Vamoose!