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Tonal differences in STYLES?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ThePaste, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. I know of a few different styles of PUPs, MM, Jazz, P, Soapbar, and combinations of both. Not counting different brands, are there tonal differences in the different styles?
  2. Mmm, thought some of you techies might know.
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Well, the looks does not tell you how it will sound. J-style pickups can be single coil or humbuckers (which will sound different).
    MM style pickups are different as well - depending on whether you can split the coil or not, you can give it one, two or three sounds (AFAIK).
    P-style are split-coils, so they may have a typical sound to them. Soapbars are only a cover, a shape. Beneath a soapbar, there could be a humbucker, a single-coil, a split-coil or an MM-style pickup.
  4. Heavier Than Thou

    Heavier Than Thou

    Jan 25, 2001
    What's all this about M&M's??

    I like the green ones, but I miss the tan-colored ones. Blue was not an acceptable substitute, IMO...
  5. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    :rolleyes: Ha ha, nooo, MM, not M&M, no '&', seeeee? :p
  6. ;) Silly bastard :D No I meant the MusicMan style pickup.

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