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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Black exposed coils, neck

Black exposed coils, neck

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Black exposed coils, bridge

Black exposed coils, bridge

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Golden Age Overwound 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 Overwound Humbuckers Nickel cover, neck

Nickel cover, neck

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Nickel cover, bridge

Nickel cover, bridge

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Gold cover, neck

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Gold cover, bridge

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

About This Item

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 fabric-taped bobbins, 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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Great Pickup

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First Stew Mac Pickup for me. I am floored, sounds amazing in the Bridge of a Stratocaster. Great tone, clear tone , a lot of harmonics. I share the middle tone pot with this humbucker which gives a huge tonal variety. Worth a lot more than it's price!!

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Great pickups

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I've learned the hard way about expensive designer pickups. Stewmac golden age and parsons street pickups are better than the stock pickups in my gibson sg (490r 490t) and they are also better than the gibson angus young pickups I replaced the stock ones with, sorry angus. I would have saved a lot of money if I had just bought these first but I got snobby. These pickups sound great

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Over wound Golden aged pickup 

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I normally use Rio Grande BBQ humbucker in my bridge spot. But this pick up sounds as good and has a coil tap. Will buy another for my new build I'm working on. Love StewMac.

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Killer tone for HSS Strat 

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Always wanted to find a right combination for a split coiled bucker in an HSS setup but never felt they sounded this and anemic UNTIL I decided to order one of these Hot buckers from stew mac. The Neck amd middle singles I ordered from Kerry at onamac windery which measured 6.3K ohm, man does my MIM speak with gratifying authority now. I've realized the humbucker in fact needs to be Twice the output of your singles. My single coils were 6.3 amd hot Humbucker read 12.6 which was Exactly double of the singles and man does it sound great now. I wired it master tone, first tone pot I wired to now master tone and 2nd tone pot I changed to a "No Load" Blender pot which allows blend in the neck into bridge in position 1, pos 2 is now split coil from bucker into middle pup. Now also something else that I just love, pos 5 I can have neck only or "Blend" in a little or a lot of bridge into neck. Nicest tone wiring for Strat I've used to date and even better if this stew mac hot bucker for splitting coils. Just remember the bucker needs to be as close to double output to the singles. Tnx SM amd best of luck to anyone who tries this blend pot wiring. Ernie from Canada

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Killer humbuckers

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I love my Epiphone SG, but the stock pickups always seemed a bit muddy and tired. Saw the overwound Golden Age 'buckers on the StewMac website, ordered a set and received them in three days. Installed them, plugged in, and OMG! The clarity, note definition, liquid sustain, are awesome! Going to put a set in my Epiphone Les Paul next. Excellent pickups and VERY affordable! Thanks StewMac!

5.0

Awesome humbucker for a HSS Strat!

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The best alternative to classic Duncan JB for a Strat's bridge position with 250K volume pot. Sounds full and clear, not sharp, powerful and with excellent dynamic range.
A blast when combined with GoldenAge single coils, also with splitted coils.
The best choice at this price.
Very good job, StewMac!

5.0

Sound great

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Upgraded my epi lespaul with these....sounded good and was able to add coil split. Wire is good gauge vs Duncan (too thin).

5.0

Excellent upgrade for my 2015 SG Special

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My 2015 SG Special came with jangly, weak, bright pickups and a PCB with cheap pots. A pair of these hot humbuckers and a complete SG wiring kit has totally transformed the instrument. It sounds every bit as good as my 1997 SG standard now. An $800 guitar now sounds like my $1300 (in 1997 dollars) guitar. I couldn't be happier with the focused, midrange-heavy presence of both pickups in the set.

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Great Humbuckers

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Ordered a pair of Neck/Bridge zebra look and sound great!
Ready for splitting with a push pull. Grab a pair!

5.0

wow

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Very articulate,clear, quiet and HOT!!!!!!
Pumped up that epi.awesome sound.love this thing man it rocks.awesome job stewmac.look no where else.stewmac has the best for a lot less money.prompt service,great job

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