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Leather guitar straps: Pickups, Strings, Speakers and Tubes

There are basically two types of pickups for electric guitars: single coils and hum buckers; and they sound completely different. Leather guitar straps – Single coils tend to be softer and brighter (and electrical interference will cause them to hum); hum buckers tend to be louder and have much stronger midrange and bass response (and they don’t hum). In addition, single coils tend to have better clarity than hum buckers when played clean, but hum buckers tend to work better with overdrive or distortion (because they are more powerful). Single coils also tend to sound better in the neck position, and hum buckers tend to sound better in the bridge position (again because of the midrange response and the additional power). There are a number of pickups marketed as single coils that don’t hum, including Leather guitar straps. For the most part, those types of pickups are actually tiny, bright…