i've never really taken an active interest in understanding the differences between the various pickups out there. i'm now in the process of building a couple of partscasters and really want to have an in-depth knowledge of pickups before i decide on which ones to load the guitars with. beyond "single coils are brighter" and "humbuckers are warmer" i've-- as embarrassed as i am to admit it-- got virtually no knowledge of the distinguishing factors (beyond aesthetics). i'm very keen on learning all the electric guitar pickup types, from gold foils to charlie christians and everything in between. i know the names of a lot of 'em, but really need a written description of how they sound in order to really "get it". i'd really love a breakdown of winds/types within each family as well (i.e. low output, high output, 50's wind, 60's wind, etc.). i'm generally a single coil guy-- prefer a brighter, snappier sound--, but have played humbuckers that could, surprisingly, get within that realm and never understood how given that majority that i've played always sounded very dark relative to a single coil. video/audio would also be a bonus, preferably of the guitar alone. any help would be greatly appreciated!