Bill Kelliher Hellbender Humbucker Pickup Set

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$261.95
SKU: S3MBK433
Weight: 0.18 lb

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Humbucker

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Bill Kelliher, guitarist for the band Mastodon, worked with Mojotone to help create his ultimate signature pickup, Hellbender. The Hellbender is a raw and menacing beast with a capacity for the most visceral riffs intertwined with an articulate and open side for lush clean tones. This pickup set was designed for the duality of brutality and beauty. “Mastodon covers a wide array of sounds and tones, I needed a pickup that can pull off the gauntlet of tones needed for the band while leaving room to inspire new sounds.” Bill K. 

With complex tones comes complex design and innovation. The Hellbender's distributed coil design utilizes 2 different wire gauges for increased dynamics and smooth coil tapped tones. 2 different Alnico grades (2 & 5) are used to individually voice the neck and bridge pickups perfectly for complex tones and articulation with higher gain settings and inspiring clean tones. Finally ceramic magnets are blended in with the Alnico magnets to achieve tighter attack, more output, and just the right amount of sustain when kicked into overdrive.  

F-Spaced is for the bridge position only. All neck pickups are standard spaced. Choose F-Spaced for E to E string spacing wider than 2 inches at the saddles. Choose Standard spaced for anything 2 inches and under.
Neck: 11K
Magnet: Alnico 2 and Ceramic Blend
Lead: 4-Conductor
Potted: Yes
Output:
7
Bass:
6
Mids:
6.5
Treble:
5.5
Bridge: 19K
Magnet: Alnico 5 and Ceramic Blend
Lead: 4-Conductor
Potted: Yes
Output:
10
Bass:
7.5
Mids:
8
Treble:
4.5
 

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1/24/2023 12:01 pm

FRESH CONCEPT & SOUND!

by Rob -

Being a Mastodon AND Mojotone fan, I was obviously intrigued even before reading about the super unique and innovative design of these pickups which sealed the deal for me. Gotta say, the description of these pickups is absolutely spot on; often companies go a bit extra on the marketing copy of their products right... NOT the case here. To me this is the most innovative pickup design in years and years. The bridge pickup clean sounds like the most full Jaguar/Strat hybrid I can imagine. To my ears at least, with some grit the bridge bounces like a chimera between a super thick P90 but also somehow with the articulation and chime vibe of an extra hot Filter’Tron. I get gorgeous PAF and again somehow Strat neck vibes too out of the neck pickup, depending upon how I'm playing. I can’t think of a genre for which I wouldn’t use these, from old country riffs to hifi metal crunch, I’m having a blast with these. Cheers to this epic collaboration!