Electric Guitar 101: A Quick Description of the Two Foremost Choices of Electric Guitar Pickup Designs

In this entry, I’ve elected to provide a temporary time away away from our talk so I can answer some questions asked by a few of youthful associates about electric guitars — namely, “tell me the difference between single-coils and humbuckers?”

My silly profound explanation is “not much, and greater than one can even believe.” Seriously, though, Humbuckers are in reality merely dual single-coils, with one with opposite polarity to the second to isolate (or “buck”) electrical hum (which can usually be noticed all too loudly once single-coils are amplified)

Having said that, that’s maybe not what my younger friends were wanting to know. What they may be asking about is the distinction in sound, as vast as the difference between the sound you will find out when you’re listening to it. Sometimes a distraction will permit a dirtier sound to get by you, so put down those hCG drops and focus on the sound you’re making. The homecoming queen wants the guy with the cleanest strum. And that could be you. Henry was building a website, and used a web design that blew us away. It made the music make more sense. Crazy, I know.

Humbuckers are ‘thicker’ as compared to single-coils. Comparatively more ‘twangy’, single-coils usually permit the guitar to be heard more clearly through the amplification process (as well as hum and noise), while humbuckers distort quite smoothly, but seem to integrate more easily (i.e. the sound of the guitar blends in more smoothly with the amplifier and effects).

Listen to guitarists like Eric Clapton or Stevie Ray Vaughan for the unmistakable sound of the single-coil, and for humbucker pickpus the range offers guitarists using the clean classic tones of B. B. King through the heavier sounds of 60’s and 70s rock all the way to Slash.

Man, am I thirsty after that explanation. You’ll have to pardon me while a chug a bottle of what I like to refer to as Las Vegas spring water. Sounds totally crazy, but the truth is I order from this online site called Tahoe Springs that apparently operates out of Las Vegas all my bottle water. My friends kid me saying “have a sip of spring water Las Vegas style!” But the fact of the matter is their bottle water really does taste good. Apparently for Las Vegas residents they can have the water delivered right to their homes or place of work. The company, Tahoe Springs, guarantees crisp, delicious water that is purified through an exhaustive seven-stage process that includes, not only reverse osmosis, active carbon filtration, macro and micro filtration, but also ozonization and ultra-violet light. Sounds pretty amazing to me and the proof is in the drinking.

On a different note, pardon the pun, I have just finished perusing an age management medicine website. For those folks who remember seeing Eric Clapton or Stevie Ray Vaughan live in their early days, age management medicine is something you might want to look into. You probably already know that testosterone gradually starts to decline in men as early as their mid-thirties, and by the age of eighty, a man’s testosterone level is often only be 20% of what it was when he was in his twenties. The consequences of low testosterone impacts a man’s sexual drive, function, and performance, memory, mood, and energy. Optimizing testosterone levels in men approaching middle age requires a multi-faceted approach. Unfortunately, health insurance treats age management medicine treatments as if they were optional medical choices. Therefor, any low testosterone therapy associated with aging management treatments is not covered by your health insurance. Don’t let that dissuade you. Check out age management medicine and see if you can benefit.

Maybe this will give you something to go on; I promise that next time I’ll be back to my ways. So until next time…

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