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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Black exposed coils, neck

Black exposed coils, neck

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Black exposed coils, bridge

Black exposed coils, bridge

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

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Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, bridge

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Nickel cover, neck

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Nickel cover, bridge

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Gold cover, neck

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Gold cover, bridge

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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.


Instructions

Product Instructions

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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3.0

Pretty good for the price

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Not a bad pickup considering the price but don't expect the same tone and quality from pickups costing more. I ultimately returned them. Just remember: you get what you pay for.

3.0

good pickups bad matching

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I wasn't sure what to expect when a customer asked for a set of these in his SG. They arrived in 2 days. Well made and solid. The bridge measured 11.74k, and the neck was a full 12.28k. Unfortunately, they should have been reversed. The neck pickup completely overpowered the bridge. Waiting for an exchange at the moment. They don't sound bad for the money. You get what you pay for.

5.0

YES YES YES

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These are great pickups. Much better than I expected. Meaty but not muddy, and just bright enough with a 250k pot for tone in a basswood body. Harmonics are easy and all strings are balanced. The overwound works GREAT with the Golden Age Vintage (8k) neck pickup which I also have installed in this guitar. What can I say? As good as most other pickups out there costing a lot more money. Not a metalheads pickup but can do anything up to hard rock easily and convincingly.. I put these in a beat thrown together guitar that I built from parts. I will buy these again for the next project guitar.

5.0

true tone

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I use Golden Age humbuckers exclusively in my custom builds. i have tried all the top names, and continually Golden Age pickups are the only humbuckers that hear and reproduce all the subtle nuances and harmonics that occur when beautiful wood is turned into a musical instrument. I use them on all my builds.Truly an excellent pickup.I just finished the guitar in this photo for a client. A Gregory 512c with Golden Age overwound alnico 5

5.0

parson street

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Well I had a set of pearly gates in my SG I replaced the neck pickup with an alnico 5 parson street humbucker.I new right away that the PG cannot compete it didn't have the clear full sound as the Parson street does.then I put a alnico 2 parson street bridge pickup in with the pearly gates neck ,once again it could not hang with the parson street.I am blown away at how good these pickups sound best money I ever spent on a set of pickup's they put the pearly gates to shame.I am going to put a set in my Les Paul I cant wait to here it.Stewart Mac really hit a home run with these pickups thanks guys

3.0

Golden Age

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humbucker pick-ups were ok. The bridge pick up is absolutley fantastic but I'm disappointed in the neck. It's very bassy and lacks the tonal quality I was looking for in a neck pick-up. I will try a few other capacitors to brighten it up a bit. On another note, the Golden Age Tele pick-ups are as good as anyone can get it. They actually sound better in my nocaster build than that of a road worn '51 nocaster from Fender.

5.0

GREAT!!!

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Great sound, fantastic pick up, you truly are a serious company, thanks! Ciao from Italy!!!

5.0

Pleasantly surprised 

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I ordered this pick up, bridge position, for a cheap ES335 copy. I put it in a few days ago and I quickly realized how nice it really sounds. Very clear when you play it clean and it has a very nice crunch when played with overdrive. I think it sounds better than the expensive pick up that I have in my Les Paul. The GA Overwound really made my inexpensive guitar come alive. I will deffinately order this product again.

5.0

Very, very good pickups!

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Warm and powerful yet with a clear top end bite. As good as any humbucker out there especially considering the price!

5.0

J'aime...

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Exellents micros, polyvalents....il y a certainement aussi bien, peut etre mieux...mais certainement bien plus cher.

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