Pickups

Modify Your Stratocaster Into a Stinging Blues Beast

Whether you’ve got a U.S.-built American Professional or an imported Player Series Strat, this game-changing pickup upgrade will have you rockin’ the blues like never before!



Master of Pickups: A Conversation with Seymour Duncan

Seymour Duncan, the innovator behind the aftermarket electric guitar pickup talks about the players, the materials, and the obsession that led him to electromagnetic magnificence.



Tech Tip: How to Install Gibson Pickups in Epiphone Guitars

Hot Rod your Epiphone with Genuine Gibson Pickups. Do It Yourself!



6 Top Humbucker Pickups to Supercharge Your Guitar Sound

A look at some of our most popular aftermarket humbucking guitar pickups.



Humbucker vs. Single-Coil Pickups Explained

How they work and sound and what to consider when choosing guitar pickups.



Mods to Give your Guitar a Whole New Voice

These guitar tweaks offer big payoffs in expanding your musical palette.



Guitar Talk 101 - A Glossary of Guitar Terms You Need To Know

Musician's Friend has created a reference guide of definitions for all the important guitar terms and slang you need to know. 



Upgrading Your Electric Guitar Gear

Essential tips on updating your rig with a new guitar, amp or effects that will help you show off those hard-earned licks



Tweaking Your Guitar to Match Your Music and Personal Style

Your guitar is an extension of your style. Swapping strings, pickups or refinishing your off-the-rack guitar can help project that style.



Tech Tip: How to Get Rid of Single-Coil Hum Without Getting Rid of Single-Coil Tone

Learn about pickup options that retain classic single-coil sound while eliminating hum.



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