Acoustic Electric Guitar Pills
The sound from the Acoustic Electric Guitarsare great, thanks to the amplification of the vibration of their metallic strings, captured by electromagnetic capsules that are placed under the strings. These capsules are called pickups or pick-ups, and are decisive in the final sound of the guitar, but no more than the wood or the quality of the amplifier. There are many types, qualities and brands of pills, but basically, we found 3 in that,
Humbuckers or double pills: They are consisting of two rows of magnetic points; Its winding is denser and produces more saturated and serious sound. Therefore, the higher volume of output makes them suitable to obtain “round” tones and to saturate easily.
Single or simple pills: They consist of a single row, and its sound are low when compared to the humbuckers, although it is clearer and more crystalline. Some humbuckers can be played as a single using a switch that adds versatility to the performance of the guitar.
Active pads: They do not limit themselves to transmit magnetic impulses, but with the help of a battery they amplify the sound of the strings, providing more “sustain” or duration to the notes, clarity and volume of output. Within the three types we can find variations, such as covered pills, which produce a lower output signal.
This information should serve so that the guitarist (or future guitarist) are aware of their musical needs, leaving out aesthetic or passenger preferences. A good guitar can be used for any style, in the same way a bad guitar does not make things easier for one or the other.