Vintage voiced for clarity and excellent note definition.
Magnet: Alnico 5
Magnet: Alnico 5
If you take our Clone PAF humbucker and add a little more bottom
end and sustain, you will have the recipe for our Classic series
The Classic humbuckers are designed with unbalanced coils
that enhance upper frequency overtones and response. They clean up and
overdrive very well with lots of clarity and sustain with a tighter
bottom end. Vacuum potted coils.
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.
Name: Brendon B. Rating: 5
Versatile Perfection This will be short because I have nothing bad to say. I put this in one of my HSS guitars. Mine is the Alnico 5 Magnet Version. The thing about me is I like low output humbuckers. If it has to be a humbucker, the lower the output the better. To my ears there seems to be a trend. The more output a humbucker has, the more "Humbucker Syndrome" is present in that pickup. This pickup has ZERO "Humbucker Syndrome". And, don't be fooled by DC Resistance specs with this one. It seems loud to me.
This pickup is an ace. If you mellow out, it's mellow. If you get on it, it's got teeth. I don't car about "Vintage This" or "Modern High Gain That" or "1958 Whatever". I like to play songs and this pickup can be used to play songs. If your shopping for a Humbucker or Humbuckers, just get this. It can do anything.
Name: Ryan P. Review Date: 7/11/2016 2:42 pm Rating: 5
Extremely Versatile Pickup I own the bridge version with an alnico 5 magnet and zebra bobbins. This pickup is paired with a custom pickup ordered from mojotone which is a humbucker that is constructed to sound more like a P90.
When I first ordered this pickup, I was slightly skeptical about humbuckers in general, as the band I perform with mainly uses single-coil guitars. Over the years, I have grown more accustomed to the dynamic response of single coils as many of the mainstream marketed humbuckers don't seem to have the air and freedom that single coils seem to have.
This pickup, however, totally changed my perspective on humbuckers. Speaking solely for the bridge pickup, I strummed full barre chords in the bridge position and it amazed me how much of the tonal spectrum I could hear in one strum. Coming from the stock pickups of a Reverend, this thing totally reshaped the sound of this guitar into an extremely dynamic, responsive, and wide sound that I would not have expected to get from a humbucker. It stays tight with a very nice low end resonance that fills out the chords. The mids aren't overbearing and keep a very open sound to the pickup. The highs are present but not ice picky, yet you can push it to get a treble attack if you really dig in. This pickup responds extremely well to whatever playstyle you are throwing at it, and that was exactly what I was looking for in a pickup,
Even my bandmates who all play single-coil equipped guitars were skeptical about how my sound would change with a humbucker equipped guitar, but even they were blown away by how dynamic my guitar sounded with the new humbuckers. We play music from alt rock to post-rock/ambient-rock and this guitar can cover all of those bases without getting muddied up or bogged down by the heavy use of effects that we employ (another reason we gravitated towards single coils as single coils seem able to hold up to the heavy effects better than humbuckers).
This pickup is a great workhorse pickup, as it will cover all bases for virtually any genre of music. The pickup adapts to however you use it, so if having a very open, dynamic, responsive pickup is your goal then get this one.