#1
is there a big difference between humbuckers and regular pickups. if so is one better for metal than the other?
#4
By regular pickups, do you mean single coils? IF so, then yes, humbuckers are better for metal then single coils.
#6
the humbuckers "buck" the hum, so in plain english: the humbucker doesn't produce as much unwanted noise as a single coil might.
#7
Singles are generally brighter sounding, and humbuckers are better for distorted sounds.
#8
If you want to play metal, you'll generally want to use humbuckers.
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#10
Hope that helps a but, you might need to read a bit to get the main points but it might be useful.
And bottom line is humbuckers sound better with distortion, ie hard rock, metal
#11
There is a difference. Humbuckers are two single coil pickups together, which cancel out the "hum! hence "humbuckers". Single coils are just coils wound around the pickup. SO humbuckers generally give a heavier sound. Whereas single coil give a brighetr sound.
#12
Humbuckers also tend to have higher output (more power, rawness, distortion, etc). If you like both, check out soapbars as they're pretty dang good.