#2
Generally speaking humbuckers are better as single coils tend to be thinner sounding and are going to be much noisier with high gain, but you really didn't have to make a thread to ask this. Search bar + google will answer your question
Last edited by AxSilentxLine at Jun 29, 2010,
#3
Quote by AxSilentxLine
Generally speaking humbuckers are better as single coils tend to be thinner sounding, but you really didn't have to make a thread to ask this. Search bar + google will answer your question


+1

Really the difference is the magnets used and the coil windings, I believe. I'm not an expert in pickup schematics though.

Generally a humbucker is preferred for metal because it has a thicker, beefier tone compared to an SC pickup.
#4
Quote by AxSilentxLine
Generally speaking humbuckers are better

What a silly thing to say. The two pickups are different, and are great for different things. It depends on which style you play.

But yeah, ask google dude.
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#5
its all personal you can get double stack single coils like the ones the guys in iron maiden use or like the majority of people in metal, humbuckers are the main choice
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#6
Quote by seemeel
What a silly thing to say. The two pickups are different, and are great for different things. It depends on which style you play.

But yeah, ask google dude.

How so? TS is asking which is better for metal.

Humbuckers give a fuller tone desireable for most metal styles
Humbuckers eliminate 60Hz Cycle hum (the reason they are called Hum Buckers)
Humbuckers are generally hotter
Humbuckers are quieter than single coils with high gain

I fail to see the silly part of my statement. Note my use of the words "generally speaking"
Last edited by AxSilentxLine at Jun 29, 2010,
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Quote by seemeel
What a silly thing to say. The two pickups are different, and are great for different things. It depends on which style you play.

But yeah, ask google dude.


The TS asked which is better for playing metal and he replied that, generally speaking, humbuckers are. I fail to see how that is a silly response.
#8
i agree. he was answering the question asked. Maybe he should have put in "for metal" into his post, but it was pretty obvious to me
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