What's all this stuff?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mebusdriver, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. O.k. I'm reading my Bass Player magazine looking at all the new nice basses and they start talking about pickups. Then they start talking about pre-amps. Then they are talking about jazz pickups and standard pickups and single coil and double coil. So what does a preamp do? Where is it located? What's the difference in a jazz and a standard pickup? And what's the difference between the single and double coil pickup? Thank you for your patience.
  2. Thanks again. My profile's been filled out. I was wondering what the pre-amp does. My pickups are active.