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The fact that you DI the guitar doens't change the differnce between distorted single coils or humbuckers, so if you're thinking of getting a SG or Les Paul etc for nicer distortion, that'll stiull be the case if you DI. Strats have a nice clear kind of distortion whereas Humbuckers are better for pure grunt. I'm not sure of the science behind it but the ...


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The pickups aren't the only part of an electric guitar that affect the sound in noticeable ways. Construction of the body and the neck are high on the list, as are hardware items like the type of bridge, nut material, and so on. Even with just the electronics the specs of the tone and volume controls are a factor. If you like the previous work of the ...


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If you want the sound of a humbucker, you need to get one. Emulations using single coils will not do. Sure, you could play around with EQs and compressors and maybe get you in the ballpark, but it will always be noticeable. If you have to have only one guitar and want to get the widest range of sounds, your best bet would be humbuckers with coil split ...



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