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Uses an Alnico 5 magnet for a pronounced mid-range and fat top end.
Joins the EMG-81 with a pair of EMG-S single-coil pickups. All built around ceramic magnets for the tightest,...
Blackout hum, crank up the tone. 9V powered neck and bridge humbuckers provide more extended frequency...
Wound to produce a clear, bright, dynamic sound.
This pickup was designed in the Custom Shop for George Lynch. Available in black only.
Emulates the celebrated 1958 Strat® pickup, with 2 big differences: it has way less magnet pull, and virtually...
John Petrucci has been pushing the envelope of progressive metal since the late eighties, and the new DiMarzio...
A quiet, stacked humbucker with a traditional single-coil sound.
Do you want the sound of a 50's Strat, but with a little bit more attitude? Check out the Custom Shop Fat...
One of the first new pickups from this century, the Deathbucker has huge top and bottom end, with tremendous...
Twin-coil design pickup gives you the character of the JB model humbucker in a single-coil.
Fat and warm, yet not muddy. It's hot, but not distorted. It's even got cool harmonics. The patent-applied-for...
Pronounced mid-range and fat top end with plenty of punchy tone.
Produces a moderate output with a warm, sweet tone.
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.