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Axesrus "Classic 50s" Humbuckers
Axesrus "Classic 50s" Humbuckers

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Heres a set of pickups were very proud of - combining modern build techniques with vintage ideas to create a brilliant sounding humbucker. The bridge is short, sharp and barks real character, where the neck is big, bright and brassy.

 Built using the often overlooked Alnico III magnets, the magnetic field is slightly weaker, but dont read this as a negative! These delicate magnets give better sustain, better highs and more control over the low end, very similar to true 50s humbuckers.

Great for anyone who likes Classic Rock, Hot Blues and Country - just roll back the gain to cool them off, giving a beautiful, flowing clean sound, and throw it back up to get sharp, accurate distortion without that horrible muddy feel!

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
"Get em While You Can" - definitely! June 21, 2017
Reviewer: Nick Burman from Bury St Edmunds, .United Kingdom  
I wanted a humbucker for the neck position of a tele-type guitar I built. Chambered ash body, maple neck, traditional tele bridge pickup. I didn't want anything muddy, but had to compliment the other pickup. The 5 way switch gives me the usual suspects plus both pickups in series and out of phase.
And wow does the Classic 50 work in this axe!
Beautiful jazz tones that aren't too wooly, almost P90 like; chimey parallel sounds; big fat series tones; and an out of phase sound that doesn't sound like a mosquito! Everything is very useful and musical.
I mostly play this pickup on its own for jazz and it is an absolute joy every time I pick it up.
In fact, I'm going to do that right now!

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Get one while you can! February 27, 2017
Reviewer: Michael Jones from Stowmarket, Suffolk .United Kingdom  
I put this at the neck position of my Epiphone Les Paul Studio deluxe, with the unbelievable Model 24 at the bridge. The Classic 50s sounds gorgeous, warm, solid and clear, with no muddiness which I've come to expect from neck pickups. I can't believe the performance of this pickup for the money. I have both of them connected to push pull pots so I can have standard series wiring, or the coils in parallel, where they both sound outstanding as chubby single coils! Really, do yourself a favour and grab one before they're gone! Thankyou very much. I've heard Seymour Duncan and DiMarzio pickups that sound nowhere near as good as the three (TT73 at bridge of my Strat) Axesrus pickups I have. Fantastic sounding pickup, nice one! Mick. :-)

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Turn your PRS into a guitar!! May 5, 2016
Reviewer: G Hill from Trowbridge, wilts .United Kingdom  
I've fitted a few of these for customers, and decided to take a punt myself for a PRS SE the was beautifully made, but sounded lifeless. These pickups have been life savers. All of a sudden the guitar speaks with authority and real tone. Honestly, I must fit a couple of dozen pickups a month, and I've NEVER heard such a transformation for so little money. In fact, cost aside, these really do the job for fat vintage overdrive and clean chime. A bridge humbucker that you can use clean? Step right this way sir :-)

Couldn't ask for more

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Classic 50 - Washburn Hawk 84 September 18, 2015
Reviewer: Jonathan Leonard from Bristol, Bristol United Kingdom  
I've had the Hawk from new, the pickups were 11.5k ceramic Humbuckers, with split coil options. They were loud, and harsh, I hardly ever used the bridge pup, so painfully harsh.

Classic 50s (basic)
These pups have given me the guitar I always wanted the hawk to be. Musical, clear tones, a bit of grit in the bridge, smooth and clear neck, add a bit of gain and overtones pop out effortlessly. Split coil tones are very usable, fragile warmth.

Guitar woods are, 3-part maple set neck - rosewood fretboard, Three part Ash body.

Edit: Rewired push-pull pots and pickups for series/parallel switching rather than split coil. Still loving these PUPs, roll down the volume to clean up, but still retain their vibrancy, roll up for some true grit.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great low cost pickups January 3, 2015
Reviewer: PAUL from WILTSHIRE England  
Bought the versions with gold covers for a JHS/Vintage Les Paul with thick mahogany body. This guitar had just sounded to dark with other pickups, but with these  the sound just opened up a lot more.
Also I had actually removed the brass covers to install gold nickel silver covers, but then found I had black/white zebra coils matching the guitar colours - a bonus!

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