Golden Age Humbuckers

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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.

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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.


Product Instructions

Golden Age Humbucker Wiring Diagrams

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Humbucking pickups.

Product Instructions

Golden Age Humbucker Color Codes

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Humbucking pickups.

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5.0

GA mod love

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I'm not sure why this option isn't available direct, but I got the Golden Age pickup, and put an Alnico II in place of the V. For the bridge this is straight up awesome vintage sound. I felt the V magnet had too much high end for my particular guitar (yes I said too much high from a humbucker). I also got a neck GA, and left the Alnico V magnet in for that position. The two pickups compliment each other perfectly. I'm not sure how these compare to, say a SD 59, but I can't imaging the Golden Age with the mod is too far off. Either way, I won't be buying an SD as I'm totally satisfied now. In fact I took the SD Custom out of my favorite guitar and put in a GA with the A-II mod, and this guitar came back to life with a beautiful mix of twangy highs, and creamy mids. Everyone qualifies these pickups by saying "good for the money", but I think these are just beast pickups period.

5.0

Awesome pickups!

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I put one of these in a Supro Coronado that i restored and it sounds fantastic! I am really happy with it. I play mostly rock / blues and it sounds great clean or with overdrive. Priced right... sounds great!

5.0

Mic golden age

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Exelente ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ desde Argentina

5.0

BEST Sound at Best PRICE !

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Great Pickups !!!!!!!!!!

5.0

Awesome is the only word that comes to mind....

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After been a DiMarzio customer for more than 15 years I decided to give this pick up a try for one of my student guitars. I was surprisingly blown away with the quality of the pick up and the sound... Dimarzio and Seymour Duncan got nothing on the Golden Age. I'm about to order some more to replace pick ups in some of my guitars couldn't been happier with this purchase!!!!

4.0

No string marks!!!

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Recently got he Parson Street set with alnico 5's. Although the "relic'd" finish adds a nice touch, I really think the 6 string marks across each one is not needed. It gives the impression more of an abused instrument rather than an aged one. Other than that they are great.

5.0

Great sounding bucks

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Used a set of exposed coil zebera's on my kit built Les Paul as an upgrade. Wired them with premium wiring kit with Emmerson PIO caps.
Great sound and response.

5.0

Golden Age Zebra humbuckers Alnico V

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I used these to replace weak, muddy pickups in a NJ Series BC Rich. I added the JPLP wiring kit. These pickups are outstanding! Great clarity, vintage sound, and with coil taps, very flexible tones.

5.0

Back from the dead

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I recently upgraded My Epiphone Les Paul Standard using The Golden Age Humbuckers. What a difference in the quality of tone they bring. i encourage anyone to do the same. Stew Mac brought her back from the dead!

5.0

Wow, these are nice pickups

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I bought these for a guitar that plays great, but could just never cut through a mix. Wow, what a difference. These pickups have clarity and brightness, without being biting; and warmth and body, without being boomy. The mud is gone, and I'm very pleased.

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