Single coil

A type of guitar pickup common on Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars.

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Written by Sam Blakelock
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A single coil pickup converts the vibrating guitar string into an electric signal using electromagnetics.
The signal travels through the instrument cable into the amplifier for sound.
Single coil pickups are known for being bright, punchy, and even twangy sounding.

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