In commonplace tuning, chords change their shape due to the irregular main-third G-B. In normal tuning, the C-major chord has three shapes because of the irregular main-third between the G- and B-strings. Traditional electromagnetic pickups are either single-coil or double-coil. Single-coil pickups are susceptible to noise induced by stray electromagnetic fields, normally mains-frequency (60 or 50 hertz) hum. The introduction of the double-coil humbucker within the mid-Nineteen Fifties solved this drawback via using two coils, one of which is wired in opposite polarity to cancel or “buck” stray fields.
It was popularized by nation-western guitarist and finger-selecting legend, Merle Travis. Bigsby’s guitar debuted in 1948, followed very shortly by Leo Fender’s Broadcaster which was renamed the Telecaster in 1952 after having been anonymous for a few years because of Gretsch already proudly owning the original name.
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