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.

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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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5.0

true tone

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I use Golden Age humbuckers exclusively in my custom builds. i have tried all the top names, and continually Golden Age pickups are the only humbuckers that hear and reproduce all the subtle nuances and harmonics that occur when beautiful wood is turned into a musical instrument. I use them on all my builds.Truly an excellent pickup.I just finished the guitar in this photo for a client. A Gregory 512c with Golden Age overwound alnico 5

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parson street

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Well I had a set of pearly gates in my SG I replaced the neck pickup with an alnico 5 parson street humbucker.I new right away that the PG cannot compete it didn't have the clear full sound as the Parson street does.then I put a alnico 2 parson street bridge pickup in with the pearly gates neck ,once again it could not hang with the parson street.I am blown away at how good these pickups sound best money I ever spent on a set of pickup's they put the pearly gates to shame.I am going to put a set in my Les Paul I cant wait to here it.Stewart Mac really hit a home run with these pickups thanks guys

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Golden Age

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humbucker pick-ups were ok. The bridge pick up is absolutley fantastic but I'm disappointed in the neck. It's very bassy and lacks the tonal quality I was looking for in a neck pick-up. I will try a few other capacitors to brighten it up a bit. On another note, the Golden Age Tele pick-ups are as good as anyone can get it. They actually sound better in my nocaster build than that of a road worn '51 nocaster from Fender.

5.0

GREAT!!!

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Great sound, fantastic pick up, you truly are a serious company, thanks! Ciao from Italy!!!

5.0

Pleasantly surprised 

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I ordered this pick up, bridge position, for a cheap ES335 copy. I put it in a few days ago and I quickly realized how nice it really sounds. Very clear when you play it clean and it has a very nice crunch when played with overdrive. I think it sounds better than the expensive pick up that I have in my Les Paul. The GA Overwound really made my inexpensive guitar come alive. I will deffinately order this product again.

5.0

Very, very good pickups!

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Warm and powerful yet with a clear top end bite. As good as any humbucker out there especially considering the price!

5.0

J'aime...

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Exellents micros, polyvalents....il y a certainement aussi bien, peut etre mieux...mais certainement bien plus cher.

5.0

Awesome

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Teamed these up on my "lefty" Tele with an EMG afterburner, and a 5 way Megaswitch. (Had to buy the humbucker hard tail bridge and the stacked concentric pots elsewhere, new products for STEWMAC?) Could not be happier with the awesome range of tones and volume I can get out of it.

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Very Impressed!!!

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I bought one of these on a whim and ... Wow it was a good choice! I have been hooked on the more expensive "SD" that are similar in specs to this pickup & love them - still do. However when I tried one of these I was blown away at the Power, Clarity and over all responsiveness of this pickup! It is every bit as Clear & Articulate as the "SD". I simply love it! And to make sure it was not a fluke I purchased a second for another guitar (LP style I'm upgrading) and it was not a fluke!

I'm happy to say the 2nd pick was every bit as good as the first. Sometime these less expensive models are flat & lack the clarity & punch of the well made "SD" models, but these are Note For Note with the similar models from the big boys!!! My ONLY complaint is that the bobbins are Matte finish & not shiny - Make them Shiny and you could put any name on them because they are as good as any pickup on the market! And I'm a confessed 30 yr. Tone Freak and have tinkered, changed magnets, rewound & even built my own pickups but not any more - can't beat these at the price!!! I'm hooked!!!

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

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I rebuilt my old Les Paul Custom clone and after reseaching all the name brand pickups I settled on these. I chose them based partly on StewMac's reputation for quality and partly because I wanted that vintage sound. These pickups TOTALLY blew me away. They are very hot, responsive and clean. They have all that vintage tone as well as being able to rock in any style. Then add to that they're very reasonably priced and backed by StewMac, you just can't go wrong.
Installation was a snap, though I would have liked the leads on the bridge pickup to have been longer. I used the existing wire channels in the guitar body and if they were placed as the should have been this would not have been a problem. The wiring diagrams were clear and easy to read.
I would say that if you are looking for that nice fat Les Paul tone, you should definitely consider these. They have it all, great tone, top quality, great price!

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