Humbuckers VS Single Coil pickups – A Beginners Guide

We guide you through the differences between Single Coil and Humbucker pickups A question beginners will often ask us here at Dawsons, is “What’s the difference between humbucker pickups and single coil pickups?”, so we thought we’d address the differences whilst offering a little history about each style and the type of musicians who might… Read More

What Factors Affect Pickup Tone?

There is such wide variety of sounds possible from them, but what factors affect pickup tone? There are such a wide variety of tones possible from the different pickups available, that you’d be forgiven for thinking that each is a completely individual design. However, there are key aspects of their design that dictate the kind… Read More

What Is The Difference Between Active And Passive Pickups?

Both types have devoted fans, but what is the difference between active and passive pickup types? Remarkably, guitars have been built with pickups for well over 60 years. This neat device enabled the development of the solid bodied electric guitar, and provided it with its unique voice. Over the years, the pickup has evolved and… Read More

Seymour Duncan Pickups Guide Part 1

A mini-guide to a selection of Seymour Duncan Pickups Changing the pickups on a guitar can be a cost effective way of giving a guitar a new lease of life, and Seymour Duncan pickups are some of the World’s finest. Initially manufacturing just electric guitar pickups, their range now extends to Bass pickups, vintage style… Read More

Guitar Pickups, A Beginners Guide

A Guide To Guitar Pickups for the Beginner Electric guitar pickups play a huge part in dictating a guitar’s tone. To the beginner, however, pickups can be a thing of mystery. This simple guide explains what they are, what they do, how they work and which are the right ones for you. What are Guitar… Read More