The Top Tremolos for Guitar - The Best Type of Vibratos for Electric Guitar
Far from being a simple accessory, the vibrato has become an essential element in the playing style of many guitarists. Be it for subtle modulations with clean sounds or dive bombs with fat distortio…
The Top Electric Guitar Tuners - The Best Electric Guitar Tuners
Is there anything more annoying than a guitar that won't stay in tune? Most guitar lovers will say no. While there are several factors to consider, the quality of the tuning machines plays a crucial …
Beyond Passive Pickups - Everything about guitar and bass pickups - Part 5
An active pickup is a normal pickup ─ but active. Got it?
Pickup Formats - Everything about guitar and bass pickups - Part 4
Up to now we have been talking about what's inside the pickups, but today we'll deal with the physical appearance.
About Single-Coils, Dual-Coils and More - Everything about guitar and bass pickups - Part 3
Taking the pickup concept we've seen so far (the combination of one or several magnets surrounded by a coil), you get so-called single-coil pickups. This type of pickup produces a characteristic soun…
What Are Guitar and Bass Pickups Made Of? - Everything about guitar and bass pickups - Part 2
In this second article of our series dedicated to guitar and bass pickups, we'll take a look under the hood.
How Magnetic Pickups Are Built and How They Work - Everything about guitar and bass pickups - Part 1
An essential part of electric stringed instruments, pickups are surrounded by a mysterious aura, lots of rumors and charm. For some, the instrument's wood and craftsmanship are at the core of its sou…
The Top Guitar Pickup Brands - A Look at the Best Electric Guitar Pickup Makers
Electromagnetic transducers play a crucial role in the sound of a guitar player and many of us like to change the original pickups on our guitars. Here are the results of a survey we ran some time ag…
Of Polepieces and Magnetic Fields - How to Adjust Your Guitar Pickups for Best Sound
It occurred to me that for all the tweaking guitarists do with their tone — rolling tone controls up and down on both their guitars and amps — very few ever touch the pickups. Most guitarists I know …