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For every electric guitarist, a book that goes right to the source of the sound.
The pick-up may be a humble piece of technology, yet without it there would be no electric guitars. In The Guitar Pickups Handbook, guitarist and author Dave Hunter explores the history of the transducer that captures mechanical vibrations, from its beginnings in the early 20th-century through to the present day. He explains why different designs affect the sound of classic electric guitars, and provides complementary aural demonstrations on a specially recorded accompanying CD.