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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Black exposed coils, neck

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

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Nickel cover, neck

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

About This Item

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.

The AWG43 coils are wound on fabric-taped bobbins, 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 Humbucker Color Codes

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Humbucking pickups.

Golden Age Humbucker Wiring Diagrams

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Humbucking pickups.

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Awesome humbucker for a HSS Strat!

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The best alternative to classic Duncan JB for a Strat's bridge position with 250K volume pot. Sounds full and clear, not sharp, powerful and with excellent dynamic range.
A blast when combined with GoldenAge single coils, also with splitted coils.
The best choice at this price.
Very good job, StewMac!

5.0

Sound great

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Upgraded my epi lespaul with these....sounded good and was able to add coil split. Wire is good gauge vs Duncan (too thin).

5.0

Excellent upgrade for my 2015 SG Special

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My 2015 SG Special came with jangly, weak, bright pickups and a PCB with cheap pots. A pair of these hot humbuckers and a complete SG wiring kit has totally transformed the instrument. It sounds every bit as good as my 1997 SG standard now. An $800 guitar now sounds like my $1300 (in 1997 dollars) guitar. I couldn't be happier with the focused, midrange-heavy presence of both pickups in the set.

5.0

Great Humbuckers

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Ordered a pair of Neck/Bridge zebra look and sound great!
Ready for splitting with a push pull. Grab a pair!

5.0

wow

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Very articulate,clear, quiet and HOT!!!!!!
Pumped up that epi.awesome sound.love this thing man it rocks.awesome job stewmac.look no where else.stewmac has the best for a lot less money.prompt service,great job

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GA Overwound bridge

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I installed this in the bridge of my Epi ES-339 along with a regular GA A5 in the neck. [see the separate review of the A5 neck]
The overwound bridge pup sounds like a balanced & beefy SD JB with less proprietary noise.
It's the perfect "kick it up" pup when used in concert with the regular neck GA A5. Pinch harmonics fly from this pup. Turned down just a bit (with a treble bleed R/C circuit on the volume pot) and it sounds like a Ric with balls or a fuller sounding Filtertron. It's extremely versatile.
As a 40+ year working pro guitar technician, I highly recommend these.

As a personal note... reviewers who favorably compare these pups with Gibson Burstbuckers or 57 Classics should probably have their hearing checked. These outclass ALL of Gibson's overrated, muddy & grossly overpriced pups. The closest comparison I can make is to Lo**ar Imperials. Now THAT'S a compliment!

5.0

Killer tone in bridge position

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I put the F spaced bridge model in my strat. It measured 11.97k ohm. Sounds fantastic with distortion and overdrive. I have some brand name signature pickups from 80s rock heros such as JS and other famous players who used closely related humbucker pickups. IMO, this humbucker doesn't give anything up to the big brand products. The clean tone is more aimed toward clarity and modern tone rather than vintage tone. Harmonics are very easy, but the tone is not compressed or too mid heavy, so its very versatile. I used 375k Volume pot, 250k Tone pot, and 0.027uF cap. I used similar values with the famous brand name 80s pickups. I get a lot of harmonics with this pickup.

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Incredible

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I purchased a used Epi SG custom shop for $200. Flawless condition, except it had Duncan USM pickups installed. very muddy. I was looking for better pickups with higher output and cleaner tone. For this price I thought it was worth a shot. I replaced the Duncan usm and added two volume push pull pots to coil split the bridge humbucker. also added the .223 orange drop caps. I am blown away at how good these sound. My cleans are crisp and loud. When I need to dirty it up for leads, I use my distortion pedals and the tone is still amazing. In fact I am going to replace my Gibson 57 classics in a les paul with these. Nice job stew mac.

5.0

Sounds great

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I bought an overwound bridge pickup to replace a factory pickup in an early 90's Washburn guitar. I wired it for humbucker in position 5 and parallel coil-split in position 4. I love how well this cuts through the mix. This pickup sounds very hot and switching form a standard output single coil in the middle position to this humbucker brings a very noticeable change in volume and tone.

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Whatever you make of them!

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Really a great pickup for the price - these pickups are a solid vintage hot humbucker sound. As a luthier you don't want to stop there - use the 4-conductor setup to offer some coil cutting and series/parallel switching and nobody will be asking about who made your pickups but how you got so many sounds out of those humbuckers!
Oh, yeah, and with a little mortising press and drill press magic you can reskin them to be all artisan and stuff...

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