Golden Age Alnico 5 Single-coil Pickups

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Golden Age Alnico 5 Single-coil Pickups Bridge position

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Item # 5422
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Golden Age Alnico 5 Single-coil Pickups Middle position

Middle position

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Golden Age Alnico 5 Single-coil Pickups Neck position

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Golden Age Alnico 5 Single-coil Pickups HOT for neck or bridge position

HOT for neck or bridge position

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Golden Age Alnico 5 Single-coil Pickups

Vintage vibe, great price. Wake up your guitar! Inspired by legendary pickups of the '50s, Golden Age single-coil pickups bring out the best in your guitar.

The reviews say it all: "they really, really sing...great buy for the price." Wax-potted AWG42 coil windings and Alnico 5 staggered polepieces deliver vintage tone, optimum output at each position, balanced string response, and microphonic suppression. They're the real deal, for a lot less money.

Looking for extra punch? Our #5423 HOT model is specially wound to 7.6K ohms, for the bridge or neck position.

Bonus! Two covers (one black and one white) are supplied with each Golden Age single-coil pickup, for easy pickguard matching.

Golden Age single-coil pickups have vintage dimensions for easy installation in standard bodies, and two vintage-style fabric-insulated hookup wires. Polepieces have 2-1/16" spread. Mounting screws, rubber tubing and wiring diagrams are included.

The middle-position pickup is reverse wound, reverse polarity, for hum cancellation at the #2 and #4 switch positions.

Note: Each pickup has a copper shield surrounding the coil, a modern feature for 60-cycle hum suppression not found on vintage pickups. To play "naked" vintage-style, simply snip the small jumper wire that connects the foil to the pickup's ground lug.

Golden Age Alnico 5 single-coil pickups

Model Position Polarity Ohms
#5420 Neck South 6.0K
#5421 Middle North 6.0K
#5422 Bridge South 6.4K
#5423 HOT Neck/Bridge South 7.6K


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Golden Age Single-coil Pickups

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5.0

Desde Argentina -EXCELLENT PRODUCT-

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Si bien en Argentina tenemos excelentes fabricantes de micrófonos, a la hora de recomendar un determinado sonido, no dudo en hacerlo con los Golden Age. Habiendo tenido excelentes resultados tanto en guitarras como en bajos, en ésta oportunidad coloqué un juego (5420/5421/5422) en una Fender México del ´90/91 y como siempre el cliente mas que contento.
Agradezco la calidad de éstos micrófonos, que ayudan a entregar al cliente un excelente producto final.
Saluda cordialmente.
Rick Luthier
Quilmes
Buenos Aires
Argentina

While in Argentina have excellent manufacturers of microphones, when recommending a particular sound , do not hesitate to do with the Golden Age. Having had excellent results in both guitars and basses, in this opportunity I put a game ( 5420/5421/5422 ) in Mexico Fender '90 / 91 and as always the customer more than happy .
I appreciate the quality of these microphones , which help give the client an excellent final product .
Sincerely .
Rick Luthier
Quilmes
Buenos Aires
Argentina

2.0

Lacking output on high e and B strings

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Put a set (5420/21/22) into an overhaul of a Mexican Fat Strat in summer 2012, wired with S-1 switch similar to American Deluxe strat wiring. Was going for 'vintage' rather than fat sound. Frustrated because although the guitar sounds great and balanced when strummed acoustically, amplified signal on any of the pickups sounds fine on low E, A, D, G strings, but the two top strings (B, e) are just not balanced in volume, substantially more quiet. I've tried all I can with PUP height, etc. Same issue into Silverface Deluxe, Classic 30, or Valve Jr. amp. Have no issues with my other guitars (tele thinline, PRS SE, Gibson L6-S), so I put this on the pickups. Pretty disappointed. Any ideas how to bump the output on these strings (fixed staggered pole pieces)?

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Classic tone

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Very Happy with the Alnico 5 Hot in the neck position. Clean and then edgy too..

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