Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

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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.

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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.


Product Instructions

Golden Age Humbucker Color Codes

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Humbucking pickups.

Product Instructions

Golden Age Humbucker Wiring Diagrams

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Humbucking pickups.

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

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5.0

Love 'em!

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Dropped a pair into my '74 SG - gold covered at the neck, zebra at the bridge. Couldn't be happier! Certainly as good as anything Gib$on has put in their guitars for the last 40 years.

3.0

Decent but not sure they are right for me

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I installed these on a Schecter C1 Diamond Series, and am currently playing through an Egnater Rebel 30 Combo. These are good pickups, but not sure they are right for me. The bridge pickup doesn't have the highs that I'm looking for, unless I set the treble to almost 10, and increase the gain. Pretty certain its not the amp - I've played around with the settings on it and still can't get the tone I'm looking for. Note - these are 4 conductor, and I currently have them set up to split coil. I am going to modify the wiring to straight humbuckers to see if that helps.


I know very little about guitar wiring, so I don't know if that will make a difference. I may also change the tone capacitor. Stewart Mac has great stuff - I may have just made the wrong selection for my guitar.

5.0

great

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pickups sound absolutely amazing.

5.0

Great PUPs

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These PUPs are great. I've used the overwounds in three builds with very good results. I coil-cut both PUPs in one build and can really get some pretty good single-coil sounds. Uncut, the tone is smooth and somewhat thick, but it fits my preferences well. These PUPs compete very well with some of the overpriced "name brands" that are commonly sold.

5.0

Hot little Pickups

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I installed a neck and bridge Golden Age Overwound on a 3 pickup guitar (single coil middle). I coil cut the neck and left the bridge as a humbucker. Also added a switch to turn the neck pickup on to make more pickup combination options. The guitar also has a 5-way Strat style switch. This way I can get the neck and bridge pickup on together for that "fat" sound. I am ecstatic over the sound.


The pickups are warm, but with enough edge they sound good with a high gain amp. They sound great for blues, rock and country. I did have the bridge pickup coil cut, but agree with the another reviewer that this sounded thin. But, coil cutting the neck and pairing that with the bridge humbucker, I get a nice country/rock sound. They are well worth the price and I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to upgrade their axe.

5.0

big sound

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I replaced the bridge pickup on my Epiphone lespaul with this overwound pickup and it sounds fantastic. Powerful and full of tone.

5.0

Golden Age overwound zebra

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I put these very nice looking zebra pickups into my Epi Les Paul honeyburst, replacimg the Epi-pickups. They sound very nice, clear,tone got brilliant now compared to the Epi-pickups. Smooth with a nice vintage bluesy crunch, not too hot,and they look very good. Now I love my Honeyburst Les Paul

5.0

The first time

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Today I think they are very very good !
Thank You StewMac

5.0

Great Pickups!!

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I have installed these pickups on two guitars that I have built and they are fantastic! My guitar friends really are impressed with them and the sustain and smooth clear tone that they produce. Thanks!

5.0

Hot Humbuckers!

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I purchased the overwound Golden Age Zebra neck pickup to replace the neck pickup on one of my Epiphone Les Paul Standards. I have a LOT of guitars to work with, and this one needed more juice than the standard pickups provided. All I can say is this pickup makes the guitar SMOKE. the Epiphone Les Paul was just a back up guitar for me, but with the changed pickups (I also bought a TV Jones Overwound bridge pickup) my Marshall amp screams like it should, with minimum use of distortion and no pedals! I will buy this pick up again and again and again. Cant wait to try the Golden Age overwound Humbucker for the bridge on another guitar! Great job Stew-Mac!



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