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  1. Gibson Burstbucker Type 2 Humbucker PickupDouble
    Your Price $175.99
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    Gibson 498T "Hot Alnico" Bridge Humbucker Pickup
    From Price $134.99
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    EMG EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup
    Your Price $99.00
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    EMG EMG-KFK Kerry King 81/85 Humbucker Set
    Your Price $229.00
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    EMG 81-X Active Humbucker Pickup
    Your Price $109.00
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    $119.97
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    Gibson P-94R Humbucker Sized P-90 Single Coil Pickup
    Your Price $139.99
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    EMG H4 Passive Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup
    Your Price $99.00
  8. Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic Black Nickel
    Your Price $129.95
  9. Gibson Burstbucker Type 1 Humbucker PickupDouble Black
    Your Price $174.99
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    Gibson 490R Original Humbucker Pickup
    Your Price $144.99
  11. Gibson 496R "Hot Ceramic" Neck Humbucker Pickup
    Your Price $120.99
  12. Lace Drop and Gain Humbucker Pickup
    Your Price $105.00
  13. Fender Shawbucker 2 Humbucking Pickup
    Your Price $99.99
  14. EMG MetalWorks EMG-81 Humbucking Active Pickup
    Your Price $119.00
  15. EMG 81/85 Active Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup Set
    Your Price $209.00
  16. EMG 57/66 TW Dual Mode Pickup Set
    From Price $269.00
  17. EMG JR 'Daemonum' Signature Set
    Your Price $229.00
  18. Seymour Duncan SSL-1 Pickup, Oval Bottom Plate
    Your Price $110.00
  19. Seymour Duncan TB-16 59 Custom Hybrid Trembucker - All Screws, No Logo
    Your Price $160.00
  20. Seymour Duncan SEYMOUR DUNCAN 1110291CHR WINTER BRIDGE PICKUP BLK
    Your Price $110.00
  21. Seymour Duncan SEYMOUR DUNCAN 1110290CHR WINTER NECK PICKUP BLK
    Your Price $110.00
  22. Seymour Duncan Seymour Duncan 11101-21-GC4C SH-55b Seth Lover Model Gold 4-C
    Your Price $129.00
  23. Seymour Duncan Seymour Duncan 11101-20-GC4C SH-55n Seth Lover Model Gold 4-C
    Your Price $129.00
  24. Seymour Duncan DUNCAN 1110386RZ TB-16 59 CST HYBRID REVERSE ZEBRA
    Your Price $129.00
  25. Seymour Duncan TB-11 Custom Custom Trembucker
    Your Price $89.00
  26. Seymour Duncan TB-11 Custom Custom Trembucker Zebra
    Your Price $89.00
  27. Seymour Duncan SH-55b Seth Lover Model Gold 4-C Bridge
    Your Price $116.95
  28. Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker Custom w/Logo
    Your Price $100.95
  29. Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Pearly Gates SH-PG1, 4 Conductor, No Cover, Standard Legs/Pot, No Logo
    Your Price $160.00
  30. Seymour Duncan STK-T1n Vntg Stack Rhy for Tele (11203-09 Gold Cover)
    Your Price $82.95
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New humbucker pickups are one of the best upgrades you can make to customize your guitar, and depending on what you're building, they're an essential component for piecing an axe together from scratch. This style of pickup was invented by Seth Lover in 1955 and went on to be used on the wildly popular Les Paul, so it's closely linked to Gibson lineage, although today it's found on guitars from every maker. It's easy enough to explain what sets dual-coil and single-coil pickups apart: the humbucker has a second row of coils, with a polarity opposite the first set. This has two important effects on the pickup. First, they cancel out background interference or 'hum.' Secondly, they cover a wider portion of the string, which gives them a heavier, stronger tone. The result is a guitar with better power and volume, which is why humbuckers are so popular in metal and hard rock, since they can push amps harder to create more distortion.

Some guitars use humbucker pickups exclusively, while others have one fitted alongside a single-coil pickup which allows you to choose between the two, or combine them for a well-rounded sound. Every pickup has its own character, and when all is said and done, only your ear can tell you which one works best for you. The job of any guitar pickup is the same, though—to turn the vibration of the strings into an electrical signal that your amp can interpret. Like other pickups, humbuckers come in a range of output levels as well as active and passive designs. The more distortion you want, the higher the output level you should use. Or, if you want off-the-charts distortion levels while maintaining a tight, controlled tone, consider active pickups. These come with a built-in preamp to give you the benefits of a humbucker while also helping to shape your tone. No matter where your preference falls, from moderate to high output, active or passive, boutique or off-the-shelf—as long as you enjoy the sound a pickup puts out, you can call it the right one for you. There are dozens of humbucker pickups to choose from, so don't be afraid to experiment and try out different ones until you find the sweet spot that fits you perfectly.

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