Quantum SA160FM
Quantum pickups with staggered pole pieces on the neck/ mid single coils, as seen on a recent SA160FM Enlarge sprite

A single coil pickup is a type of magnetic transducer, or pickup, for the electric guitar and bass. It electromagnetically converts the vibration of the strings to an electric signal.

Single coil pickups are one of the two most popular designs, along with dual-coil or humbucking pickups.

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