Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Black exposed coils, neck

Black exposed coils, neck

Item # 5404
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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Black exposed coils, bridge

Black exposed coils, bridge

Item # 5405
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$55.87

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, neck

Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, neck

Item # 5404-Z
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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, bridge

Zebra (cream & black) exposed coils, bridge

Item # 5405-Z
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$55.87

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Nickel cover, neck

Nickel cover, neck

Item # 5406
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$72.38

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Nickel cover, bridge

Nickel cover, bridge

Item # 5407
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$72.38

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Gold cover, neck

Gold cover, neck

Item # 5406-G
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$74.68

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Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers Gold cover, bridge

Gold cover, bridge

Item # 5407-G
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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.



WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


Instructions

Product Instructions

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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5.0
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5.0

Best Pickup In It’s Price Range

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As I was in the midst of buying knobs, screws, switches, tuners, etc. for a project guitar I was putting together early this year, I came across the Golden Age Overwound set. I hadn’t really given much thought to the pickups I was going to use, but for the price, I couldn’t really say no. I got the chrome covered set; they hold their own against a myriad of other pickups I have (Gibson, Duncan, DiMarzio, Bare Knuckle) that cost up to 3x as much. I am very impressed with the quality, clarity, and value of these pickups, and will definitely invest in another set very soon.

3.0

OK pick-ups

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Verified Buyer


I installed the regular GGs (8K & 9K) in one of my builds and they sounded fantastic, so I decided to replace the ancient DiMarzios in my old Gibson Les Paul with them, but mistakenly purchased the over-wounds instead. The bridge pup was OK, but the neck one sounded like a mess, plus both of them exhibited such otherworldly attack that I had to bury them below their rings to counteract the effect. I had never heard a pick-up doing that before. I'm all for attack, but in the case of these pups, it is too percussive to the point of wrong. The other thing is the matte finish which looks weird (my other set has metal covers.) I really wanted to love these as much I did the originals, but I guess 12K and 43# wire is not for me or my set-up. Also, I don't understand why it's called a set if both pups are identical, physically and spec-wise.

Response from StewMac


Hello Francis,
We're sorry to hear our Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers didn't meet your expectations. Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. In the meantime, I've placed your feedback with our product development team -- customer comments like yours have been the catalyst to many changes to our products. We stand behind our return policy -- if you are not satisfied you may return it anytime for a refund or exchange.

5.0

Great pickups for the value

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Verified Buyer


I purchased the neck pickup to install in a build of mine and it sounds superb.

5.0

Best Pickup for the the best deal!

By

Verified Buyer


Replaced my Seymour Duncan super distortions with these over wound and I love them! Much more control with the volume knob now! Try them! You will not be disappointed!

5.0

Pickup

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Verified Buyer


Nice pickup. Quality and performance. Thanks!!!

3.0

Golden Age Overwound Humbuckers

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Verified Buyer


Good product. A bit on the hyper side compared to a pair of 59's.

5.0

Great Pickups!

By

Verified Buyer


I bought this to replace a George Lynch Screamin Demon pickup that just never agreed with me. This is what my Jackson needed. Sounds great.

4.0

Great pickup

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Verified Buyer


Good sound good control will be getting matching neck pickup soon

5.0

Great pickups.

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Verified Buyer


i bought these on special to put into an epiphone Les Paul but they ended up in a Les Paul studio. who do i send my medical bills to as they are absolute ball tearing pickups & i am now in need of an operation. love them swapped the bridge pickup over to an original humbucker but swapped it back to the Golden age pickup after 30 mins as they give a better balanced sound.

5.0

Every bit as good as implied

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Verified Buyer


Got the tone I have been looking for ,Going to add a coil tap switch and treble bleed circuit as soon as the parts arrive. After test driving all the electric guitars I have been wanting all my life I finally got to the point where I could afford any of them but the manufacturers have lost sight and identity and I just got tired of trying to find my dream guitar. Bought an Epiphone SG and put these pickups in and couldn't be happier . Still have lots of money left for other things.

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