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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Black exposed coils, neck

Black exposed coils, neck

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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

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 overwound 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.


Instructions

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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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Excellent Pickups!

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I have used several sets of Golden Age Overwounds and will continue to do so. These pickups sound great! I highly recommend them over any others out there on the market!

5.0

Original sound!

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The golden age over wound pickups I will purchase for my other guitar projects. Highly recommended... you can pay more for equivalent sound but why?

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Way better than expected

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I have a ibanez rg hardtail mahogany with the stock pickups (infinity 3 and 4). Everytime I played it live, the sound was flat, nasally loud with unbalanced treble. (Pickup height/poles adjustment didn't fix it and tried it in multiple amps). I could never hear individual strings. Since the guitar is not a prestige model i could never bring myself spending big money on a set of pickups. It's a shame because it plays so nice and feels natural to me. My Les Paul with Seymour Duncans is what I use for live performances. But things have changed.

After some years of research i order a set of GA, Zebra overwound for the bridge 12k and regular wound 8k in the neck. WOW! I can't believe the difference it made. The sound is so amazing, the bridge makes some serious punchy distortion with a smooth clean jazz in the neck. Every note is heard. These are up there with professional grade pickups. Top quality craftsmanship, they even adjusted the pole pieces for the radius. I'm very happy with these pickups! Thank you stewmac for giving my ibanez a soul and now can play it live.

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

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This is probably my 2nd favorite humbucking guitar pickup. Very balanced with crisp highs and tight lows. I have put it in several of my guitars and I have been very pleased with it.

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golden age over wound humbuckers

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installed these pickups in my personal Gibson les paul guitar and absolutely love them, they gave me the thicker bottom end sound I was looking for and the mids and highs are the perfect blend. I highly recommend these pick ups!! I will purchase more in the future!! Thanks Stew Mack!!

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golden age pickups

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bought the neck and bridge pickup for my Epiphone sg and was very well pleased with the sound of the pickups james in Portland ore.

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help when you need it

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thank you for helping me figure out the old way in the midst of all the new ways to wire. i'm old but i'm not dead yet.

5.0

Really great tone

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Several years ago I bought two Agile Les Paul guitars. They play great, but the pickups were weak. A couple years ago I upgraded the pickups on one of them with one of the top selling brands of pickups. It is now an AMAZING guitar. So I had my second Agile LP that still needed pickups but I didn't want to spend so much on pickups. So I tried a set of Golden Age Overwounds. I have to say, as a person who used to build PRS pickups back in the 80's, I am VERY impressed with the GAOH pickups! Construction is solid and they look great. The tone is really amazing, way better than the set on my other LP. It's warm, projects well, not peaky, not muddy, not brittle. They're warm and round sounding. I can roll the guitar volume off of the big fat LP overdriven sound to reveal a crisp clear full clean tone. I'll definitely buy another set of these soon. In fact, I may go buy another Agile so I'll have a place to put a new set of these humbuckers. Seriously beautiful tone.

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I love these pickups

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I have purchased 4 sets of the pickups. The stock Gibsons are crap these pickups are more dynamic. You can spend twice as much for another named brand but when you are on stage and you have a kick ass tone who cares.

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My favorite bridge pickup ever..

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I love the Golden Age 12k overwound bridge pickup. Nice and crispy without the fizz and chunky enough without robbing the tone. I have had 6 or 7 sets of Golden age pickups and have recommended them to friends who all had good reviews. Excellent product and an amazing price! Thanks Stewmac.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 46 See Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers
on page 46 of our StewMac Digital Catalog



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