Hi guys. Here's another stupid question coming from a newbie. I have a 7 string guitar but the passive pickups on it sucks. They make a buzzing sound, especially when I use distortion (even when the gain is low). I would like to swap them for active pickups, probably EMGs. I play mostly melodic death metal and I think active pickups might give me the tone I am missing. That being said, my questions are:
1) If I want to change both neck and bridge pickups, can I simply buy two pickups of the same model and putt them on my guitar or do I need pickups made especially for the bridge and neck position? For example, can I simply buy two EMG Metal Works 81-7H and putt on my guitar?
2) Are most pickups universal? if not, how do I find out which ones can fit my guitar?
3) This one is gonna make me sound like a real newbie but what is humbucker? (don't laugh!!)
Thank you guys!!!
Just realized I didnt post this in the right section.