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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

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The HOT versions of our classic Golden Age Humbuckers! The same Alnico 5 magnets, but overwound to 12K ohms for high output, powerful midrange and driving tone.

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5404 Black exposed coils, neck Yes

5405 Black exposed coils, bridge Yes

5404-S Black exposed coils, neck & bridge SAVE $9.40 Yes

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5404-Z Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, neck Yes

5405-Z Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, bridge Yes

5404-ZS Zebra exposed coils, neck & bridge SAVE $9.40 Yes

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5406 Nickel cover, neck Yes

5407 Nickel cover, bridge Yes

5406-S Nickel covers, neck & bridge SAVE $11.40 Yes

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5406-G Gold cover, neck Yes

5407-G Gold cover, bridge Yes

5406-GS Gold covers, neck & bridge SAVE $11.80 Yes

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The AWG43 coils are wound on black or black/cream (zebra) bobbins, fabric-taped, mounted on a brass baseplate, and wax-potted for microphonic suppression.

The output wire is 4-conductor plus ground, enabling versatile custom coil-tapping, series/parallel, and phase switching options. 12K ohms. Bridge model polepieces have 2.015" spread; neck models have 1.97" spread. Mounting screws, springs and wiring diagrams included.

Inspired by great guitar pickups of the 50s!

Alnico 5 magnets (aluminum/nickel/cobalt) as used in the originals, for classic tone.
Vintage dimensions for easy installation in standard pickguards and bodies.
Wax-potted for microphonic suppression.
Wiring diagrams included with each pickup.

Length: 2.75" (69.85mm)
Width: 1.5" (38.10mm)
Height including mounting tabs, bridge pickup: .840" (21.34mm)

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 Overwound Humbuckers
Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers
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5 10-29-2010
Golden Age overwound zebra

I put these very nice looking zebra pickups into my Epi Les Paul honeyburst, replacimg the Epi-pickups. They sound very nice, clear,tone got brilliant now compared to the Epi-pickups. Smooth with a nice vintage bluesy crunch, not too hot,and they look very good. Now I love my Honeyburst Les Paul

Murat  Germany
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5 10-23-2010
The first time

Today I think they are very very good !
Thank You StewMac

Antonello  Trieste ITALY Read my reviews (5)
5 10-06-2010
Great Pickups!!

I have installed these pickups on two guitars that I have built and they are fantastic! My guitar friends really are impressed with them and the sustain and smooth clear tone that they produce. Thanks!

dustyhills  St. George, Utah Read my reviews (2)
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5 9-25-2010
Hot Humbuckers!

I purchased the overwound Golden Age Zebra neck pickup to replace the neck pickup on one of my Epiphone Les Paul Standards. I have a LOT of guitars to work with, and this one needed more juice than the standard pickups provided. All I can say is this pickup makes the guitar SMOKE. the Epiphone Les Paul was just a back up guitar for me, but with the changed pickups (I also bought a TV Jones Overwound bridge pickup) my Marshall amp screams like it should, with minimum use of distortion and no pedals! I will buy this pick up again and again and again. Cant wait to try the Golden Age overwound Humbucker for the bridge on another guitar! Great job Stew-Mac!

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Joe Kralicek  Plano Illinois Read my reviews (2)
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5 9-22-2010
really great sound

My poor guitar background more than my poor English words wont be able to explain how good this humbucker sounds. Great, warm, powerful and rich tone. I play it on neck position of a DIY Squier Teleaster, through a VOX AC4TV. The sound is amazing. I love blues/early rock and this pickup is just perfect for that kind of music. I also setup a coil split for more clear tone on the neck position. Rich, powerful, bluesy as you need and inexpensive.

rohmer william  france
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5 9-15-2010
Glad I bought them!

I put these in my PRS SE Custom, and now its perfect. The overwound in the bridge and the regular in the neck gives me everything I was looking for and more. You'll love em', very vintage sounding.

Slick  Robert Lee, Texas Read my reviews (2)
5 9-08-2010
Excellent for the price

I put a set of these pick-ups in my Epi Les Paul. I have the hot for the bridge and the regular for the neck. I can't believe how the guitar came alive. Excellent buy. I also put and push pull pot into the mix and I have no problem finding the tone I'm looking for.

Todd  Winnipeg Manitoba Read my reviews (9)
5 8-29-2010
Better than I thought they would be!

Replaced my Gibson SG stock pick ups with these. The multiple leads allowed me to use the six speed Wonder switch to split these for the ultimate tonal variety. These over wounds sound exceptionally well on the thin body SG as they don't need a ton of wood to give them drive. They can be made to overdrive quickly with .03-.05caps or darkened a bit with .047's I used 500K pots and .047s as i found the .05 caps when the buckers were split single coil, ear drum shredding! I have spent hundreds on Lollars, Duncans and Fralins and never been this happy. However the front pickup leads tend to be a bit short and are not labeled which can confuse you when you get down to business, well it was for me anyway.

CenlaCitizen  LA
5 8-23-2010
Golden Age Delivers-- Again.

Hot, but not so hot it doesn't sound great clean. Great classic, mature tone like all of the other Golden Age humbuckers I've installed in my instruments, but with that extra output that I needed to balance-out the bridge pickup role of a particularly quiet Gibson-style solidbody instrument-- These pickups sound like they were made for whatever I install them into.

t1pstn  Brick, NJ Read my reviews (4)
5 8-11-2010
5405 Pickup

So far so good using this pickup on latest project and only just having completed it initial indications are excellent fitting and wiring went smoothly using the supplied hardware and instructions. Sound wise it can easily be compared to other humbuckers that cost 3 times the price.

Jimbo  Australia
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