Out of curiosity, what is the difference between single coil, dual coil and split coil pickups (particularly bass pickups)?
Last edited by WhoArt? at Jun 17, 2008,
Single coil are jazz pickups, they have a bit of a bite to them and kind of hi middy. Split coils are precision pickups and they have a punch to them. Dual coils are like Musicman pickups and they have a very warm bass sound.
What do the different kinds look like? any examples?

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There's the old P bass single coil too.
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