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Old 08-17-2005, 12:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Golers
huh? cleaner sound? with distortion on and with all the buzzing?

i use humbuckers all the time except when i'm playing blues or some latin stuff.
Most Single-coils worth their salt are built to employ some sort of noise cancellation. The Fender samarian cobalts sound awesome.
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Old 08-27-2005, 02:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I like them both, they have different uses. I like having a single coil in the middle and a bridge humbucker both playing when i solo.
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Old 08-31-2005, 02:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by SATCHMO
I like both. Actually a pickup cunfiguration that is getting seen more and more lately is a humbucker in the bridge and neck position and a single-coil in the middle. I think that's a very versatile set up because the positive thing about ingle coils is they really articulate subtle nuances of picking and string dynamics, but in the neck position they they tend to sound really "hollow". By moving the single-coil closer to the bridlge position it tends to get rid of a lot of that overly rounded sound
Yeah i'd agree pretty much.

In my guitar i have a H S H set up and play my metal stuff using the Bridge humbucker and my dire straights with the single coil. Its a good compromise and gives me the range i need with out two guitars.

But at the end of the day i'd go for humbuckers as the nosie cancelation and the fatter distortion sound they give wins me over.

Considering a second guitar with a full set of hotrails in it abit like dave murrays guitar from iron maiden like he used on the Rock in Rio gig.
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Old 09-04-2005, 11:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I don't like single coils that much. I have an HSH set up and i never use the sing coil. I like humbuckers alot more. Although i do use the single coil to play some dire straits. Oh its great to see anothe dire straits fan ^ ^
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:12 AM   #15 (permalink)
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humbucker, no end..

but i suppose it does depend on what your ater such as, if your after a twangy sound, then a single coil bridge-middle pickup would provide the correct sound

the humbuckers kick ass for metal though, unless you fancy a mellow solo, but for rhytm( i cant spell that) the humber power owns
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