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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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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers
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5405 Black exposed coils, bridge Yes

5404-S Black exposed coils, neck & bridge SAVE $9.40 Yes

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5406 Nickel cover, neck Yes

5407 Nickel cover, bridge Yes

5406-S Nickel covers, neck & bridge SAVE $11.40 Yes

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5406-G Gold cover, neck Yes

5407-G Gold cover, bridge Yes

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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 Overwound Humbuckers
Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers
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5 5-11-2011
My guitar burst into flames !! ( in a good way)

After years of using some very tepid "German made pick ups", I just installed a set of Golden Age over wounds. Youch!! My beloved Heritage H-550T just burst into flames. lol And my Fender Tweed Deluxe reissue finally sounds like it's full 40 watts.
Great value and customer service, when this old rock and roller had to confirm something regarding 4 conductor wiring. Now I'll keep a little fireman in the case so I don't burn down my house.

the kalamazoo kid  Murfreesboro TN
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4 5-06-2011
Nice surprise

I installed a G/A overwound in an LPDC replica and wow what a nice surprise. The p/u cleans up very well yet can deliver a good solid crunch when driven. Really good warm tone and I will definitely look at these p/u's again on my next project guitar.

Rudedawg  USA Read my reviews (3)
5 4-27-2011
Excellent for some bucks!

I think these Hots G Age are the best thing overall for the money.

I have in mind very good p'ups, like the DiMarzio's FRED, another PAF evolution, when I hear the G Age.

The Golden sounds almost the same way for half the price!

martino_15  Spain Read my reviews (8)
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4 4-09-2011
A touch of mud

At first, I found them to be slightly muddy, especially in the neck position, But that was with the traditional .02 cap. After switching to a .01 cap, they brightened up quite nicely. I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger on another set, but would definitely go with a .01 or less cap. Overall, a really good choice foe the money.

DzCustom Shop  USA
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5 4-05-2011
2 thumbs up

These pick-ups take the pepsi challenge with any of the more expensive models. Great response and sustain. Give your guitar that classic tone.

Dion Garcia  Surprise, AZ USA Read my reviews (4)
5 4-04-2011
Amazing Pups!

I ordered a couple of these overwound, nickelcover humbuckers and got it within 4 workdays, which was quite fast I think.
I got to install them yesterday and when I plugged it in it sounded so beautiful! I also ordered two push/pull pots for my 2 volume, 1 Tone setup LTD EC-500, and it's so versatile now with coil-tap on both pickups. It's A LOT better than those boring EMG's that were on before!

I strongly recommend these if you're your short on money but still want quality. No buzz/hum, Fantastic tone, and good looks + easy to install.

Only problem was that I had to look up a diagram on the internet, but that's no biggie at all. I don't expect Stewmac to include all the different weird diagrams there are.
Gotta love stewmac

Per Jonsson  Västervik, Sweden
5 3-28-2011
Great pickup

I installed the overwound humbucker in the bridge of my 75 Ibanez LP. I wanted something a little hotter than a standard humbucker, but nothing over the top. This pickup was spot on. You can get hot blues and classic rock tones very easily.

TheDeputies  Mount Pleasant, Michigan Read my reviews (2)
5 3-21-2011
Perfect match to the non-overwound

I replaced the stock bridge pickup on my Epi Studio Deluxe Limited Edition with one of these. WOW!! I have been chasing the elusive "perfect tone for me" for a while. This nailed it. Between this and the Golden Age HB in the neck position, I can tweak volume and tone and go anywhere from chimey and clear to dark and growling (with just a little OD).

btp226  Greenfield, NH Read my reviews (2)
5 3-19-2011
Sweet Tone!

I couldn't be happier with my Golden Age Overwound buckers. Nickel cover at the neck, zebra exposed at the bridge in my '74 SG. Great tone, response, harmonics, you name it, and the added overwound punch. Better than Nashville-made at twice the price.

MRK  Dubuquem IA Read my reviews (2)
4 3-16-2011
Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

The pickups sound great on my les paul, they growl with a very distinctive sound. Quite a nice complement to my Hamer w/Seymore Duncans.

mark daniel  oregon Read my reviews (2)
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