Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

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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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Sounds great

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I bought an overwound bridge pickup to replace a factory pickup in an early 90's Washburn guitar. I wired it for humbucker in position 5 and parallel coil-split in position 4. I love how well this cuts through the mix. This pickup sounds very hot and switching form a standard output single coil in the middle position to this humbucker brings a very noticeable change in volume and tone.

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Whatever you make of them!

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Really a great pickup for the price - these pickups are a solid vintage hot humbucker sound. As a luthier you don't want to stop there - use the 4-conductor setup to offer some coil cutting and series/parallel switching and nobody will be asking about who made your pickups but how you got so many sounds out of those humbuckers!
Oh, yeah, and with a little mortising press and drill press magic you can reskin them to be all artisan and stuff...

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Very Nice Pickup

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I recently purchased a Golden Age Overwound pickupe for my Ibanez AR720FM. I bought the guitar new a few months ago. I didn't really care for the stock Super-80 "Flying Finger" pickup in the bridge position. First I installed a SD Pearly Gates pickup as a replacement; it was ok but the guitar was still missing the punch and tone I was looking for. I've been playing guitar for almost 50 years and I know tone is a subjective topic. I do like the sound and tone of the Golden Age Overwound bridge pickup now installed in my Ibanez Artist guitar. It was well worth the investment, and this one is a keeper.

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