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.


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Golden Age Humbucker Color Codes

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Humbucking pickups.

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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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5405 Pickup

By Jimbo from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 11, 2010


So far so good using this pickup on latest project and only just having completed it initial indications are excellent fitting and wiring went smoothly using the supplied hardware and instructions. Sound wise it can easily be compared to other humbuckers that cost 3 times the price.

This is a great pickup.

By Ivan from Santa Fe, NM
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I have a PRS Custom 24 that I've been testing all kinds of pickups on. I've tried Seymour Duncan- JB, Screamin Demon, Pearly Gates. Dimarzio- Mo Joe, Fred, Paf Pro. PRS- HFS, Dragon II, McCarty. Gibson- Burstbucker Pro, 490b, 498t. You can see from the list that I'm looking for a hotter sounding PAF (alnico V pickup) but not a super distortion ceramic pickup. This is really nice sounding pickup with great harmonics, nice mids and highs, and a nice tight bottom end. I would say it's a cross between a Seymour Duncan JB and a Gibson Burstbucker Pro. The JB has to much mids and can get muddy the Burstbucker can sound a little thin. This is a great combo of both the clearity of a Burstbucker and the kick of a JB. Really good job people and for the price well what can you say, Amazing. Peace, Ivan

It's the Burstbucker?

By Rodrigo Bittencourt from Vila Velha, ES, Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 06, 2010


The pickups looks and sounds like the Gibson Burstbucker!!! I'd love it!!!!

Now I'll buy the new one: Parsons Street Golden Age Humbucker.

Greetings from Brazil!!!!

3 sets, not out!

By Jim Butler from Manningtree, UK.
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 19, 2010


Just ordered my fourth set of Golden Age overwound humbuckers, the previous 3 being installed in a Flying V, my chrome top Les Paul and an Epiphone Firebird studio. The power, tone,sustain and harmonics from these pickups is amazing and so musical! 3 guitars, all sound and feel different but all a joy to play, it just doesn't get any better, great stuff Guys!

Great Pick up

By Dave Braden from Phoenix,Az
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 28, 2010


I had these put into a Epiphone Les Paul 100. It made a cheap Les Paul sound like a real Les Paul.

Best bridge pickup I have ever used.

By Shane Dunn from New Waverly, Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 28, 2010


Great tone, even harmonics, and just the right amount of growl. I put this pickup (Zebra version) in along with a black regular Golden Age and almost 2 years later I am still amazed. This pickup finally achieved the sound I had heard in my head for this Les Paul. The only change I would make to it would be to have the vintage braided ground/single conductor wire.

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