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Golden Age Humbuckers

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Vintage vibe, great price. Wake up your guitar! For authentic classic tone, Golden Age humbuckers feature Alnico 5 magnets and AWG42 coil wire just like the originals.

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Golden Age Humbuckers
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5400 Black exposed coils, neck Yes

5401 Black exposed coils, bridge Yes

5400-S Black exposed coils, neck & bridge SAVE $9.40 Yes

Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5400-Z Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, neck Yes

5401-Z Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, bridge Yes

5400-ZS Zebra exposed coils, neck & bridge SAVE $9.40 Yes

Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5402 Nickel cover, neck Yes

5403 Nickel cover, bridge Yes

5402-S Nickel covers, neck & bridge SAVE $11.40 Yes

Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5402-G Gold cover, neck Yes

5403-G Gold cover, bridge Yes

5402-GS Gold covers, neck & bridge SAVE $11.80 Yes

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Also available with nickel or gold covers. Save on neck and bridge sets!

Inspired by legendary pickups of the '50s.
Alnico 5 magnets give that warm classic tone. AWG42 coils are wound on black or zebra bobbins, fabric-taped, mounted on a brass baseplate, and wax-potted for microphonic suppression. The output wire is 4-conductor plus ground, allowing versatile custom coil-tapping, series/parallel, and phase switching options to expand your sound.

Wiring diagrams and vintage dimensions make installation in most humbucker-equipped guitars easy.

Bridge models:9.0K ohms, 2.015" polepiece spread
Neck models:8.0K ohms, 1.97" polepiece spread

All models have black or black/cream (zebra) bobbins with fabric-taped coils on a brass baseplate. Mounting screws, springs and wiring diagrams are included.

Height.840"(21.34mm)including mounting tabs

Looking for hotter output with more powerful midrange? Check out Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers.

TIP: Handy Humbucker Helpers make installation a whole lot easier.

Color-matching Cream Parts and Bindings
There have always been slight variations in the color of the cream plastic parts used on Gibson and other guitars. It's not uncommon to see brand new and vintage guitars with bindings, pickup rings, toggle switch rings and pickguards that don't perfectly match in color. We do our best to match all our cream products, but there's no absolute control from batch to batch, or from supplier to supplier.
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Golden Age Humbuckers
Golden Age Humbuckers
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5 9-24-2011

great sound,warm and ruff same time lol
stewmac did it again.

jahnhoy  kingston jamaica
5 9-14-2011
Just Right

I'm useing this pup in the neck position of a basswood/maple guitar.
The tone, belies the composition of the body. No mater what style I'n playing in, the TONE is right. Buy This Pickup.

mcbragg  Baltimore, MD Read my reviews (9)
5 8-24-2011
Golden Age Amazing

I have an Epiphone LP standard. Nothing too exciting. until I put the Golden Age over wound pickups on it. Once another guitar player broke a string on his guitar and didn't have any spares. So I went to my car and brought in my guitar with the Golden Age pickups for him to finish out the night with his band. He did not want to give it back. He was blown away by the tone.

They are the best I have used and I've been playing for 45 years. Such a sweet sustain and mid-punch. AND an unbelievable low price!

zenith-hunter  valley springs sd
5 8-20-2011

I really am amazed! These pickups sound amazing! I ordered them for my Epiphone G-400 SG. My guitar used to sound like some kind of scooped out blocked nose. Now its rich and creamy and full of life. There seems to be more separation between the strings and I now have some sustain to play with. I dunno, it just sounds way better than it used to with the stock pups. I also fitted a new wiring kit and Gotoh bridge while I was at it so that could have a lot to do with the improvements as well. All together a really worth while upgrade. Thanks Stew Mac!!

Rockitdog  Cape Town, South Africa Read my reviews (4)
5 8-19-2011
Golden Age Pickups

The Golden Age Pickups sound great! I set them up with push-pull pots for coil-splitting. All kinds of great tones from this arrangement, and plenty of output.

5 8-09-2011
Very nice!

Put a pair of these pickups with nickel cover on my recent project. The guitar (and neck) is made of mahogany with rosewood fingerboard. The sound is very punchy and "no bullshit"- great for my bluesband.

Max Boderskov  Ã…rhus, Denmark Read my reviews (4)
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5 8-08-2011
Simply Awesome

All I need to say

SThomas  New York Read my reviews (5)
5 8-02-2011
Awesome Pickups!

I recently bought a Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus guitar with '57 humbuckers. The guitar sounds SO sweet and sonically rich compare to my trusty Ibanez Artist AR-250. So to try to bring my Ibanez's tone up to par with the LP, I bought a set of Golden Age Humbuckers and installed them.

I WAS BLOWN AWAY by the sound!! In some ways my Ibanez now sounds better than my LP! Tremendous value! Can't wait to upgrade my other guitars with them.

mpsmith  Bremen, Ga
5 7-15-2011
Unbelievable sound and character

I've played just about every brand out there and I even own a hand wound Kent Armstrong, and I can't believe how incredible these pickups sound. The tone, wang and clear highs are inspiring.

A A Zaldivar  Lake Balboa, CA
4 7-01-2011
Golden Age

This is good choice if you want to change your stock pickups!

Roma  Russia Read my reviews (2)
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