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The general sound of a humbucker?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by TyKao, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. TyKao


    Jun 29, 2003
    I've heard a lot of talk about single coils v. humbucking pickups. I understand that some of the humbuckers (like some of the Aeros ofr the J-45) seem built to have a single coil-like sound without the 60 cycle hum.

    But what about pickups like the Musicman, the Model One, the Fender Double J (the one they put in the American Precision Deluxe) or the Rio Grande Powerbucker? Are they designed more for producing deeper bass than you can get from the J or even a P bass design? How would you guys characterize the general benefit of a modern humbucker aside from noise-cancelling?
  2. Bardolph


    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    versatility, a wide range of sounds
  3. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Single coils sound smoother, nicer. That's great if you're into smooth and nice. I prefer Humbuckers :)