The gang over at Reverb have come up with what might be the best pickup-shootout video on YouTube.
Single coil vs. humbucker, gold foil vs. lipstick—Reverb lets the pickups do all the work (and they even include some off-the-beaten-path axes, including a Gretsch Power Jet, a Rickenbacker 335 and a new Supro Westbury).
All you need to do is click on the interactive buttons for A/B comparisons of 13 of guitardom's most classic pickups.
Everything is played through a Victoria 45410 Bassman-style amp (good stuff, folks), and the settings never change.
At this point, my words are useless. Watch the video!