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Summary of different styles of pickups

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Growler, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. Growler


    Sep 26, 2004
    I've been trying to find a summary of the differences between the styles of pickups out there. I haven't been able to find one and thought this might be an interesting faq. Even something a simple as pickup style XYZ is a warm, fatter bottom end while pickup abc tend to be brighter or have more growl.

    I'm looking for
    • P
    • J
    • MM
    • SoapBar
    • Humbucking

  2. Try finding those pickup types on wikipedia. I remember looking up something about humbuckers and finding something about how they have a 'fatter' sound.

    Why don't you go to your local music shop and try those kinds of pickups?