Archive for April, 2008

What pickups do I need…humbuckers or single-coils?

Fender Standard Telecaster

Choosing the perfect electric guitar has become increasingly difficult these days, more often due to the vast amount of guitar options that are available to us in the retail stores. There are many important factors to consider, the style of music you intend on playing is the most crucial aspect of all. The reason for this is very simple, if your intention is to play hard rock or heavy metal you will most certainly want to choose a guitar with humbucker pickups. If you are a blues guitarist or use predominantly clean tones you will want to select a pickup configuration that includes single-coil pickups. Once you know the type of pickups you require it will become a lot easier for you to narrow down your guitar options.