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Easy-to-install, offering fast response and versatility of tones for high-speed single-note lines and power...
Slices through heavy processing, where darker-sounding pickups get lost in the mud of the effects chain. Low...
With same amazing 9V active pickup setup as 6-string Blackouts humbuckers, the Duncan AHB-1s Blackouts Phase...
Engineered to recreate the best features of classic Strat pickups without the noise.
Less noise, more harmonics, more sustain. This Lace prewired pickguard includes Sensor Emerald, Sensor Reverse...
Tremendous power and raw distorted rock sounds.
The Chopper T is the louder, punchier brother of the Fast Track T. More power is concentrated in the mids and...
Matched and calibrated set of Alnico 5 single-coils yield a bright, punchy vintage tone.
Cutting-edge passive pickups with huge sonics and totally unique look.
Great for surf, country, blues, and classic rock.
Perfect rhythm pickup to complement the EMG-81 with well-defined mids.
Hybrid lead pickup. Warm, smooth tone. Similar to '59 PAF but twangier.
Have you ever wondered what a Fifties humbucker sounded like when it was new, before the magnet weakened and...
To experience the sound that launched a thousand guitarists, pick up this Original Vintage Telecaster Pickup...
Ever since George Beauchamp created the first guitar pickup in the 1920's, guitar players obsessed with finding the perfect tone have been replacing the pickups on their electric guitars. Most of the classic guitars have become so because of their unique sound - a Stratocaster sounds different from a Telecaster, which in turn sounds different from a Jazzmaster, because they are all fitted with variants of the single coil pickup.
Once you’ve found an electric guitar, the fun doesn’t have to end there. There are some pretty unique and easy ways to customize your new instrument that can quite literally give you a whole new sound and tone. Considering the style of music you’ll mostly be playing is the first step in deciding what pickup is right for you. Single coil pickups like the EMG Sax Active Single Coil Pickup Set or the Lace Hot Gold Single Coil operate using a single row of magnets encased in wire.
Humbucking pickups on the other hand cancel or ‘buck’ the hum completely by pairing 2 coils placed in opposite orientations and the interference is eliminated. Humbucker pickups are typically associated with Gibson style guitars and can produce a broad variety of tones, from a warm jazz sound to a beefy hard rock tone. Of course there are fender guitars with humbuckers, just as there are Gibsons with single coil pickups - the p90 is a notable pickup used on early Gibson Les Pauls as well as guitars such as the Epiphone casino.
Whether you’re looking to upgrade from your factory included pickup or want to truly customize you guitar, there are many options available to you. Once you figure out exactly what you’re going for, you can easily install most pickups with a little help from your local repair man or luthier. Pickups are a great way to change your sound without investing in a whole new instrument.