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Golden Age Alnico 5 Single-coil Pickups

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Golden Age Alnico 5 Single-coil Pickups

About This Item

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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3.0

Pickup sounds good, but...

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I bought the Pickup to make my custom Tele into the Nashville variety. I wanted the option of a Strat sound, since I'm mostly a rhythm player and the bridge and neck combined weren't doing it for me. I bought at Stewmac mostly for one stop shopping. Alone, the pup sounds close to my American Strat with fat 50's ; no complaints there.
The problem was the pickup was missing the tapped holes for mounting. One side had an undersized hole and the other side none at all. I drilled out for 6-32 and tapped them myself. I'm a toolmaker by trade so it wasn't a huge deal for me, but the process might be daunting for some. Also the pup comes with flat head screws which make them protrude - should be a round head with a square underside shoulder.

5.0

I will never praise these pickups enough

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I played these on an ash strat body w maple/rosewood neck, through a twin reverb amp.
What a marvellous single-coil sound. All the guys in the band were astonished. Thumbs up.

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

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