I've always liked pickups on a Duo-Sonic® because of their clarity and smooth tone. The neck pickups are wound "top going" with a North magnetic polarity. The bridge pickups are wound "top coming" with a South magnetic polarity. When used in combination with each other, the two will be hum-canceling. The pole pieces are flush with the top and slightly protruding from the bottom. They are specially hand-wound and come with mounting screws. Hookup wire is the classic "push back" cloth braid wire.