Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Nickel cover, neck

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

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 black or black/cream (zebra) bobbins, fabric-taped, 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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5.0

Good output and tone

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Really like the look and sound of these, great for slide.
Very clear and a great range in both positions.
Thank you again to Stew Mac for going the extra yards and providing instructional leaflets with the pickups - very handy.

They really are hot, so go for the regular Golden Age if you are unsure about what you want.
If you want mellow at the other end of the spectrum, go for the Benedetto A-6.

5.0

Golden Age overwounds

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Just installed the Golden Age overwound pickups in my Agile 3100 les paul copy,,What a world of difference. Really brought this guitar to life,,guitar has a real Les Paul tone now. I would definitely buy these pickups again

5.0

Great Tone

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I replaced the pickups in my Dean flying V...the originals were to hot and squealed at higher gain...I put a GA in the neck and a GAOW in the bridge and made a more controllable guitar!...great tone on clean and driven.

I have also just ordered an GAOW set for my Jackson Rhodes...

5.0

Excellent for some bucks!

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I think these Hots G Age are the best thing overall for the money.


I have in mind very good p'ups, like the DiMarzio's FRED, another PAF evolution, when I hear the G Age.

The Golden sounds almost the same way for half the price!

4.0

A touch of mud

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At first, I found them to be slightly muddy, especially in the neck position, But that was with the traditional .02 cap. After switching to a .01 cap, they brightened up quite nicely. I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger on another set, but would definitely go with a .01 or less cap. Overall, a really good choice foe the money.

5.0

2 thumbs up

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These pick-ups take the pepsi challenge with any of the more expensive models. Great response and sustain. Give your guitar that classic tone.

5.0

Amazing Pups!

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I ordered a couple of these overwound, nickelcover humbuckers and got it within 4 workdays, which was quite fast I think.

I got to install them yesterday and when I plugged it in it sounded so beautiful! I also ordered two push/pull pots for my 2 volume, 1 Tone setup LTD EC-500, and it's so versatile now with coil-tap on both pickups. It's A LOT better than those boring EMG's that were on before!


I strongly recommend these if you're your short on money but still want quality. No buzz/hum, Fantastic tone, and good looks + easy to install.

Only problem was that I had to look up a diagram on the internet, but that's no biggie at all.
I don't expect Stewmac to include all the different weird diagrams there are.

Gotta love stewmac

5.0

Perfect match to the non-overwound

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I replaced the stock bridge pickup on my Epi Studio Deluxe Limited Edition with one of these. WOW!! I have been chasing the elusive "perfect tone for me" for a while. This nailed it. Between this and the Golden Age HB in the neck position, I can tweak volume and tone and go anywhere from chimey and clear to dark and growling (with just a little OD).

5.0

Sweet Tone!

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I couldn't be happier with my Golden Age Overwound buckers. Nickel cover at the neck, zebra exposed at the bridge in my '74 SG. Great tone, response, harmonics, you name it, and the added overwound punch. Better than Nashville-made at twice the price.

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DELICIOUS

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I recently picked up an overwound bridge & standard neck set of Golden Age humbuckers for my 1960 Gibson LP RI. The balance across the tonal spectrum is fantastic. No "boomy" or "woofy" sounds when using the neck pickupùmore than enough sizzle, sparkle & snap in the bridge. The sound blossoms & blooms out of your speaker cabinet when strumming open chords yet don't shy away from an intensified pick attack when plucking individual notes.


The neck pickup just might be the best vintage sounding neck pickup I've ever playedàIÆve always preferred the sound of bridge humbuckers. For the monetary investment, the value here is unsurpassed. I currently have a set of WCR humbuckers in my PRS Tremonti SE which sound greatùbut with regard to VALUE, the Golden Age series sound PHENOMENAL. When I open up my Marshall JTM45, they ring forever...ESPECIALLY that overwound bridge (MOMMA!). These pickups are what Dimarzio was trying to pull off with the PAF Pro models, which I used in my PRS prior to installing the WCRs. They're wax potted, too, so if you dig on that PAF-sounding vintage tone you can get it here without the wonderful microphonic squeal of period-correct PAFs. I'm going to replace the WCR in the neck of my PRS with another standard Golden Age neck model.


Without question, the Golden Age products are the best $115 (that's WITH S&H) I've ever spent on guitar pickups. PERIOD. :-)

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