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Golden Age Humbuckers Black exposed coils, neck

Black exposed coils, neck

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Golden Age Humbuckers Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, neck

Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, neck

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Golden Age Humbuckers Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, bridge

Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, bridge

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Golden Age Humbuckers Nickel cover, neck

Nickel cover, neck

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Golden Age Humbuckers Nickel cover, bridge

Nickel cover, bridge

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Golden Age Humbuckers Gold cover, neck

Gold cover, neck

Item # 5402-G
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Golden Age Humbuckers Gold cover, bridge

Gold cover, bridge

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Golden Age Humbuckers

About This Item

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.

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

Mounting screws, springs and wiring diagrams are included.

Dimensions
Length2.75"(69.85mm)
Width1.5"(38.10mm)
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.


Instructions

Product Instructions

Golden Age Humbucker Wiring Diagrams

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Humbucking pickups.

Golden Age Humbucker Color Codes

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Humbucking pickups.

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5.0

great pickup!

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Great pickup! Surprising my guitar luthier. Low noise, good sustain. Thx Stewmac

5.0

Don't worry, they're legit

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I'm a tinkerer -- always buying "cheap" Epiphones and the sort, then replacing all the innards with CTS pots, switchcraft, better pups, etc.

I've always been loyal to the majors like Lindy, Seymour, and DiMarzio with great success but a huge hit to my wallet. I also got burned when it came time for resale because no one pays for mods in the second hand market.

Anyhow, I love my new Epiphone Les Paul, plays and sounds great but the pickups were a little flat. I saw all the reviews for these Golden Age "PAF Clones" and decided to give them a try. A full set was less than a single pickup from a major.

I am not disappointed in the slightest. These things are crisp and clear, they sound absolutely fantastic through my Princeton.

5.0

Gteat vintage tone

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Bought a set to replace the stock pickups in my 2009 Washburn Idol. Really brought the guitar to life,best tone I ever had. Saved at least $50 instead of buying "well known names". Highest quality.

3.0

unexpected surprise

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Verified Buyer


bought these for my LP project because I could coil tap them. Very disappointed to see the bobbins were textured on top.Why? For what purpose. Looks odd up close. Ill just say they're "custom"?

4.0

Good pickups at a ultra affordable price!

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These sound great but I perfer the tone of the overwound pickups. Just my preference. Great pickups with good tone. Clean up well and can push that amp into overdrive.

5.0

Great bang for the buck

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Verified Buyer


I put a pair of these in an 2004 epiphone sg and they sound amazing! Great tone, clarity and very responsive. They transformed a good piece of wood in a fantastic guitar. I have dimarizo, Duncan’s and tv Jones, the golden age are easily on par with the big names. A good choice if you are looking for a new sound.

5.0

Great pickups!

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Verified Buyer


Excellent Sound! very versatile. Simply love them!

5.0

Great sounding pickups!

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Verified Buyer


A lot of bang for the buck with these Golden Age Pickups. I put together a Fender Stratocaster with a double humbucker configuration (HH, similar to that of a Blacktop Strat) and was looking for something tone-wise that wasn't too aggressive and would provide the clarity and note definition typically found in a single coil... these pickups delivered! Super clear, defined and with enough bite to get me into that classic rock territory. I did a lot of research and considered several other humbuckers manufactured by top names but no regrets with my decision to go this route!

5.0

Can't go wrong...

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Verified Buyer


If you want a classic, smooth, complete tone from a pickup, start here because this is it. Realistically pickups and there sound capabilities are subjective and the end user needs to hear them and play them. If you don't want some screaming overpowered pickups, try these out. They are everything they say they are and the price is right. Another important fact that I buy these for is that the pole spacing varies from neck to bridge, like it's supposed to. I approve this product ????

5.0

A Dramatic Difference

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I installed a pair of open-coils in the 6-string side of my Epi doubleneck, and they sound fantastic...which makes them far and away the most dramatic and obvious improvement in sound that I have ever realized from just replacing pickups.

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