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Golden Age Humbuckers Black exposed coils, neck

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

Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, neck

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Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, bridge

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Golden Age Humbuckers Nickel cover, neck

Nickel cover, neck

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Golden Age Humbuckers Nickel cover, bridge

Nickel cover, bridge

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Golden Age Humbuckers Gold cover, neck

Gold cover, neck

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Golden Age Humbuckers Gold cover, bridge

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Golden Age Humbuckers

About This Item

Vintage vibe, great price. Wake up your guitar! For authentic classic tone, Golden Age humbuckers feature Alnico 5 magnets and AWG42 coil wire just like the originals.

Inspired by legendary pickups of the '50s.
Alnico 5 magnets give that warm classic tone. AWG42 coils are wound on black or zebra bobbins, fabric-taped, mounted on a brass baseplate, and wax-potted for microphonic suppression. The output wire is 4-conductor plus ground, allowing versatile custom coil-tapping, series/parallel, and phase switching options to expand your sound.

Wiring diagrams and vintage dimensions make installation in most humbucker-equipped guitars easy.

Bridge models:9.0K ohms, 2.015" polepiece spread
Neck models:8.0K ohms, 1.97" polepiece spread

Mounting screws, springs and wiring diagrams are included.

Dimensions
Length2.75"(69.85mm)
Width1.5"(38.10mm)
Height.840"(21.34mm)including mounting tabs

Looking for hotter output with more powerful midrange? Check out Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers.

TIP: Handy Humbucker Helpers make installation a whole lot easier.

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 Wiring Diagrams

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Humbucking pickups.

Golden Age Humbucker Color Codes

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Humbucking pickups.

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5.0

Best Bang for the Buck !

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I have used these pickups many times on my guitars. I have never had a bad pickup.
At about $50 each, I cannot find one that sounds better. All my customers like it.
I like it. It sounds just as good as the '57 Classics & Burstbuckers, by Gibson. At 1/2 to 1/3 of
the price. Lots of stellar pickups out there. All at well over $100 each. Save some bucks, but
keep that awesome tone !
JW

5.0

Golden Age Pickups

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Yea, their electric guitars, but they're still musical instruments. And if you have a moderately priced guitar (I have an Epiphone) these pickups will make it sound like a premium instrument. That's what I think.

5.0

Great neck pickup, and fantastic price!

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Used this as a replacement for a PRS SE Custom 24 Floyd factory neck pickup. Great pickup. It is everything I had hoped it would be.

5.0

Great pickups, great price.

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Installed these in an Epi Les Paul to replace a couple GFS pickups. These sound far better, very dynamic, not too much midrange. I wired both with series/parallel switches, parallel thins the tone just the right amount for cleaner playing without much volume loss. Neck measured 8.18ohms bridge 9.21ohms, just the right amount of output to clean up when needed but can still hit the front end of my amp hard. I'm very pleased.

5.0

Excellent sounding humbuckers!!

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The neck pickup was a little dark with the standard capacitor ad 500K Pot so I used a 15uf which brightened it up nicely. The bridge humbucker sounds great with the 500K Pot and 47uF cap. I put these in an HH strat. With a Fender super switch, so position:
#1 - Full bridge
#2 - Split bridge
#3 - Neck and bridge
#4 - Split neck
#5 - Full neck

5.0

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I have used these humbuckers in some of my electric guitars and even in pure jazz guitars. I think they perform as well, in some cases better, than some really expensive boutique models.

5.0

Good sounding pickups

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I had thought twice because of the price, but ordered them because of other reviews giving them good ratings. A little mid-range heavy, but easily EQ'd out.

5.0

Great deal for the $$$$

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Installed these pickups in the 12 string position on my Epiphone G-1275 double neck. Was a very nice improvement as they sound much more open and have a lot more clarity and chime than the originals which sounded very muffled. Greatly improved the sound without breaking the bank. Other pickups I was looking at were at least double the price. But, I am very happy with the sound of these. Since I had multiple upgrades to do, saving over $100 in pickups alone was very helpful. Very good sounding pickups for the price.

5.0

Awesome

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i always have been fan of SD pick up's but since i started to play guitar many years ago, this time i decided to have a go on GA pick ups to see what is look like ,WOW stunning, amazing, the distortion is perfect,from the Blues that i like to the heavy metal that i love most it is awesome nice clear distortion ,the quality of these pick ups are fantastic

5.0

Clarity and Drive

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Trying to improve a cheap Peavey single pickup guitar. Already changed the volume & tone pots and tone cap. Makes the old p/u sound muffled and quiet. Big difference. I'd buy it again. Minor issue, the cream/black configuration is what most folks call "Reverse Zebra", because the black side has the screws, and goes nearest the bridge, unlike the rest of the industry.

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