What are the best pickups for using with a fuzz?

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  1. It's Time!

    It's Time! Senior Member

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    It seems to me the best pickups would be low output humbuckers.

    With singles you get the hum and with high output pickups you get too much gain.

    Am I right? Am I right?
     
  2. Dale

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    What fuzz? Fuzzface type - Vintage strat or tele pickups for traditional sounds. Muff it does not matter really.
     
  3. omfg51

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    I think you should be much more concerned about the type of fuzz pedal you're using.
     
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    I like single coils. Tele's seem to like fuzz.
     
  5. It's Time!

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    Big Muff type fuzz into a totally clean amp.

    Think of the White Stripes fuzz tone.
     
  6. Dale

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    Big muff type I do not think it matters much.
     
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    strat plus marshall equals fuzz face (at least according to JHendrix)

    I've got a ssh strat and the splat paints major sounds on my wall of thunder
     
  8. It's Time!

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    What I'm talking about is if it would be better to go with low output pickups rather than high output pups.

    Jimi Hendrix and Jack White both used vintage low output pups.
     
  9. tsar nicholas

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    +1 on single coils for best 60s style fuzz tone. Tele or Rick especially
     

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