I just love the sound of the single coil pick ups that I have in my Fender Duo Sonic.
They are the earliest example of what the Humbucking pick up sound would become when you put the pick up switch in the middle. In this position, you are using BOTH front and back pick ups at once.
This configuration or use of the Fender’s pick ups would later help Gibson develop their own signature sound, only on a Fender guitar. Neat eh?
This is how the wiring of the pick ups work on my baby!
This a great example on how the single coil pick up works in regards to single strength. It basically shows how the string effects the pick ups output/signal going to the amp. This is also called be considered as the voltage or sound that comes out of it, once again going to the amp.
Pick ups are basically isolated copper-wire wound around a magnet. Their magnetic field is disturbed when the the string coming closer or vibrating above it. These magnets were cast in sand believe it or not thus they have this rough and unfinished look to them.
This link is fabulous for my Pickup specs. I found that the information here is quite detailed.
So I hope that I gave you a better insight into the inner workings of what they call a Single Coiled pick up.
One more thing, look at who else used Duo Sonic guitars, Mr. Jimi!
Keep on Jammin’