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Developed to give Joe the clarity and power he needs for chords and single notes.
The legendary Joe Barden pickup, originally designed for and used by Danny Gatton, exhibits Classic Tele...
Drop this pre-wired pickguard into your Stratocaster to receive the benefits of a three-ply-thick pickguard...
Unlike other single-coil P-90s, the P-90 Stack is a true humbucker in a P-90 package.
Tremendous mid-range, bass response, and great harmonics.
A fuller and sweeter Tele sound.<br />
Prewired to Kirk's specs.
Produces a moderate output with a warm, sweet tone.
John Petrucci has been pushing the envelope of progressive metal since the late eighties, and the DiMarzio...
Combines the familiar classic high-end overdrive of a single-coil Strat pickup with more midrange and higher...
Get the Tremonti sound from your PRS.
With a distinctive tone for soloing, the 60 works perfectly as a clear yet fat lead pickup.
A duo of SH-6 Duncan Distortion humbuckers guitar pickups.
Includes Sustainer pickup, system PC board, wiring, connectors, pot, and all necessary hardware.
Classic humbucker tone, modernized.
Custom Custom(TM): It's a good choice for players who need a traditional vintage tone with increased output.
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.