The best electric guitar pickups 2020: top single coils, humbuckers and P-90s to upgrade your tone

by GuitarDomain

If the tonewood is the heart and soul of your electric guitar, the pickups are its brains and voice. Without them you’re left with a plank and some wire. But wait, you say, my guitar already has pickups. Why should I need more? It’s simple: a change of pickups can completely alter your guitar’s tone and make an average instrument a great one. 

Here, we’re going look at all different kinds of pickup. We’ve got passive single coils and humbuckers, an overwound Soapbar-style P-90, active humbuckers, active single coils – and all the best pickups money can buy from trusted names, including Seymour Duncan, Fishman, DiMarzio and more.

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