wondering about Strat/Tele pups (actually pretty much all pickups for guitars in general). I've got a general idea of how they are put together (copper wire wound around magnets), but I'd like to learn more about what certain specifications give certain pups their unique qualities.
I know some are called "High Output" (+10%, + 15% etc.), Stock Pickups, Steel Poled etc.
Terms like "Hot" and "Output level", I'm not familiar with what they mean exactly.
Since I've been thinking of doing a little pickup changes in my tele, i've also been wondering which kinds of pups are the best quality. I know that the one I pick has a lot to do with what kind of tone I'm looking for. The ones I'm familiar with (that I've heard good things about) are:
How much influence does pickup brand, quality and construction have on the tone produced by your Tele/Strat?
Could somebody explain a little of these things to me, or at least show me a link to someplace online that will help explain these things a little more to me.