Golden Age Humbuckers

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Golden Age Humbuckers Black exposed coils, neck

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Black exposed coils, bridge

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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 Nickel cover, neck

Nickel cover, neck

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Nickel cover, bridge

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Golden Age Humbuckers Gold cover, neck

Gold cover, neck

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Golden Age Humbuckers

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.


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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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Back from the dead

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I recently upgraded My Epiphone Les Paul Standard using The Golden Age Humbuckers. What a difference in the quality of tone they bring. i encourage anyone to do the same. Stew Mac brought her back from the dead!

5.0

Wow, these are nice pickups

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I bought these for a guitar that plays great, but could just never cut through a mix. Wow, what a difference. These pickups have clarity and brightness, without being biting; and warmth and body, without being boomy. The mud is gone, and I'm very pleased.

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golden age alnico 5 nickel covers pair - excellent tone

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great tone and value for money, my only complaint is the nickel covers aren't the best quality, but other than that excellent tone could splits well, good job stewmac

5.0

I still can't believe my ears!

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I bought a pair of Golden Age humbuckers, the 8k for the neck and an overwound 12k for the bridge. What a match. They are perfect together. The guitar is a Mighty Mite maple, rosewood neck and a basswood body built from guitar plans I bought right here at StewMac. I can't be more pleased with the tone I am getting. Perfectly balanced eq, easy harmonics, full bodied tone that handles any genre I can throw at them though they won't make a scooped mid, dropped tuned metal head happy but they will do anything else you play. I will buy another set of these soon in the future. Absolutely pleased!

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Golden Age pickups rock.

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I recently purchased a 1999 Ibanez RG570 which I absolutely loved...except for the pickups. They were ok but had no definition. I installed the Golden Age humbuckers and they have transformed this guitar. Notes are clear with no muddiness. They are at least as good as the name brand pickups and in most cases, superior.

5.0

Golden ages are great!

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I have a Gretsch 5122 that I had put a couple of Gibson 57's in to get a nice smooth sound to go with it's acoustics for our church band. The 57's sounded good but not enough punch/clairity on the notes. The 57's are alnico 2's. So I bought a pair of these Golden age alnico 5's and they are beautiful. They are smooth but have more punch and soft clairity. I bought them because I already have some in another guitar similiar to the gretsch and side by side the Golden ages sounded better than the Gibson's 57's for what I'm looking for.

5.0

The Golden Age of affordable Tone!

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I am Currently scratch building 2 Les Pauls and was originaly going scratch build the pickups modeled after that creamy PAF tone, Then I saw these and decided "Stew-Mac has done all the work for me" so I got them and they sound amazing!, Very Happy.

5.0

Best pickup for the price

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I purchased the 5402-S Golden age pickups for a custom project I was working on. I wanted a nice vintage warm sound and these pickups delivered exactly that. These will be my go-to pickups from now on when I'm looking for that special sound.

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new life for the crowd pleaser

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I wanted a brighter sound on more twang for my Epiphone double neck. so I ordered a set of the Golden age pickups for the twelve string. They made a big difference it has a nice clean twang as well great tone!

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As good as it gets!

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The vintage vibe humbuckers are a dead ringer for the Gibson PAF's on the ES-335. I put these on an Oscar Schmidt OE-30 in place of the Washburn 421/423 pickups for a friend. I was very impressed by the sound quality as well as the workmanship. I have been playing for over 30 years and these pickups are as good if not better than the originals they were designed to compete with and at this price...don't waste your money on anything else...WOW!

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