Everything you need to know about pickups

Posted: 14 January 2020

If you play guitar or bass then you’ll undoubtedly know what a pickup is, but do you understand just how important they are in shaping your unique sound?

Pickups do just that, they ‘pick up’ the sound you make and turn that into a signal that can be amplified. They are essentially what allow your guitar to be heard. There’s a wide range of different pickups available and they each affect your sound in unique ways.

So, there you have it

There’s lots of different types of pickups out there and choosing one can be daunting. It's important to consider your playing style, if it's a chimey, expressive clean tone then single coil pickups are for you. Going for a huge, high gain tone? Then active humbuckers are your weapon of choice. This article has hopefully given you enough information to go out and purchase the one that gives you the sound you’re after.