So how do guitar pickups work anyway? It’s really surprisingly simple, even for those of us who didn’t do too well in high school science class.
There are two primary types of electromagnetic pickups, the single-coil pickup and the dual-coil pickup, also known as the humbucker. We’ll examine each one of these types in detail and finish up with a description of a non-electromagnetic pickup called the piezo pickup.
Cleaning your guitar strings is probably one of the easiest tasks for the guitarist to perform. Strings that are clean and grime free will perform much better and last longer than those that are dirty, even for players that change them frequently.