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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By Scott Meeker from Madison, WIsconsin
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 08, 2013


I put them in wrong at first (with color combo like the Les Paul Traditional Pro) and they sounded horrible. Once I turned them around, I got the tone and overall sonics I was looking for. These are better than the Dimarzios I've tried and so much closer to that Gibson swell I need from my guitar. I put them into a 2007 Epiphone LP that already sounded great, but this boosted it even higher.
These are just awesome.

Golden Age Hot Humbuckers

By Kurt Kraus from Dallas, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Had some SD "Seth Lover" pickups in my Les Paul. I wanted a different tone and thought I would try the Golden Age Hot Humbuckers. WOW! Great pickups and all the tone you could ever want!

Golden Age

By zudaka from Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 16, 2013


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

unreal!

By Milagra Dulce' Guitar works from Oregon
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 05, 2013


I used a set of the nickel covered on a custom build, just one bridge and it sings in a way I wasn't even ready for. Beyond stoked!

Buckers

By RickM from Frederick, MD
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 21, 2013


Great sultry sound for blues and Jazz!

Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

By SKULLTOWER from New York, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 30, 2013


I recently upgraded my 99' Les Paul Studio. I selected the Jimmy Page upgrade (I was disappointed in that, it wasn't both pups tapped, but after I had the new Golden Age pickups in, I didn't need it. I wasn't going to initially even put them in as, I just wasn't comfortable with non-Gibson pups. As a last minute, "what the hell" I put them in. The best sound (other than the P-90s In my other guitar) I've ever had on my Gibbies, Hands down, what a great tone. The guitar roars.

I'm getting another set to replace my other les Paul's

By SKULLTOWER from New York, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 01, 2013


I have a 99' Gibson LP that was collecting dust. My friend Frank in Long Island put em in. They sound better than every pickup I own.

Good product for the money

By PST Guitars from King George, VA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 10, 2013


Good product. I've put them in a number of custom builds and also customer's guitars. This order was for a client who listened to the pictured custom and wanted a neck pup for her guitar. It bench tested at 11.88k and with a cap switch from the existing old one sounded great! Happy customers come back!

Golden Age Humbuckers

By Darin E from Bucyrus,OH
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 19, 2012


By request from several customers, I have been using these as an economical choice for pickups. I found them to be instantly pleasing to my ear and for the price you can't go wrong. Fantastic vintage vibe.

Great

By Efr+¬n Camilo from Mexico
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 27, 2012


They have become my regular pick ups when it's about customizing guitars. Great price, great tone. I play some metal stuff and it works for me.

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