Most are not aware of the differences between the
original Wide Range humbucker from the 70's and the reissue version of
today. The main difference is the magnet structure. The original Wide
Range humbucker used actual threaded magnets straight through the
bobbins whereas the reissue version uses threaded steel poles that are
magnetized by a bar magnet across the bottom. The result of the reissue
Wide Range is a much darker sounding humbucker with less chime, focus and
clarity as compared to the original.
The Mojotone '72 Wide Range
clone humbucker completely captures that original sound with some
overall improvements from the original design like a slightly underwound
neck pickup for a more balanced neck to bridge pickup tone, and
4-conductor wiring for more tone options such as coil tapping and
series/parallel wiring. Fully vacuum potted. Available in Chrome only
with mounting hardware. 500k pots recommended. Does not fit standard humbucker routes because of the larger original size.