Pickups

Our high quality, hand wound humbuckers as used in our custom guitars are now available to buy so you can retro fit them them into your own instruments.

 

These are hand wound by experts in the UK to our own exacting specifications. They come in sets which are selectivley paired to provide optimal performance. There are three very different specifications avaialble - see below for further details.

Storm Rider

 

These pickups were developed for the Nick McCabe "Old Nick" Paradox guitars.

 

12- pole, 5375 turns of 42 AWG, D.C. Resistance 8k ohms, bridge Alnico 5, Neck Alnico 3, with chrome covers engraved with symmetrical “L” logo.

 

This specification resembles what many people recognise as a traditional PAF humbucker with sweet and soulful classic tones, a warm bass, punchy mids, and a smooth treble response.

12 adjustable poles offering better magnetic balance between the two coils, better hum cancelling and a more even coil split. 4 core cable provided for optional coil-tapping capabilities. 50mm pole piece spacing. Fully wax potted.

Wiring diagram, mounting screws and springs included.

 

These can be heard in action in the videos on the Demos page above.

 

£220.00 inc. VAT

 

 

Merlin V12

 

These high output PAF style humbuckers are the same specification as utilised in the "Supermarine" Paradox Custom.

 

12- pole, 5375 turns of 42 AWG, D.C. Resistance 8k ohms, bridge Alnico 8, Neck Alnico 5, with chrome covers engraved with symmetrical “L” logo.

 

These are based around a traditional PAF specification but have a higher magnetic flux providing higher output and wider frequency response.

Offering great high frequency response without sounding too harsh with deep, full, round bass.

12 adjustable poles providing better magnetic balance between the two coils, better hum cancelling and a more even coil split.

4 core cable provided for optional coil-tapping capabilities. 50mm pole piece spacing. Fully wax potted.

Wiring diagram, mounting screws and springs included.

 

£220.00 inc. VAT

 

 

Northern Powerhouse

 

These super high output ceramic humbuckers were originally developed for the "Snowy White" guitar we built for Greg Dulli.

 

12- pole, 7,500 turns of .05 (44 AWG) with ceramic F5 magnets, with chrome covers engraved with symmetrical “L” logo.

 

The ceramic magnets typically produce more treble response than the alnico magnets resulting in a distinct “sizzle” when over driven. A big, tight, focused bass response, and punchy highs ensure that this loud pick-up will always cut through. Excellent attack and string-to-string note definition.

 

The bridge pickup is more powerful than the neck pickup due to the inclusion has of two extra “flanking” magnets.

Standard humbuckers have one magnet in between the two rows of poles, flanking magnets go on the other side of the poles repelling the central magnet, this increases the magnetic field from the poles, therefore provides more output by increasing the magnetic flux.

 

12 adjustable poles providing better magnetic balance between the two coils, better hum cancelling and a more even coil split.

4 core cable provided for optional coil-tapping capabilities. 50mm pole piece spacing. Fully wax potted.

Wiring diagram, mounting screws and springs included.

 

£220.00 inc. VAT

 

 

Accessories

 

Matching chrome mounting bezzels / rings as seen on our guitars are also available at £15.00 each inc. VAT. These are available for both carve top and flat top guitars in high (for bridge pickup) and low (for neck pickup) sizes and come complete with mounting screws.

 

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