Hot Irons - Power and Performance
With most of the Axesrus® humbuckers being made in the UK now, we're absolutely ecstatic to be working with the Hot Irons again! It’s like meeting up with an old friend for us.
They’re a set of pickup that have been on the books for as long as most of us have worked here, and a bit an oddity that made it across from the "old" Axesrus® – they never really fitted into the company ethos of days gone by, and honestly, I don’t think many of the old guard played them!
But with the company moving in a new direction, and a bit of you blood coursing through the veins, they proved themselves time and time again for that more modern humbuckers tone, and we're all in agreement that they’re well over due a bit of an update
Essentially, your Hot Iron is an overwound bridge humbucker - an absolute monster that just doesn't compromise in its pursuit of distortion, it’s a fantastic setup, allowing you to switch from big, face blistering riffs and solos to sweet and soulful chord progressions or flowing sweep picked arpeggios with no real drop in output.
Because of the innovative design of the bridge, whist technically, you’re getting a high output pickup here, the volume level isn’t a million miles away from a more traditional humbuckers, but you’re still getting all of that definition, response and natural breakup you’d expect when playing such an aggressive pickup. You get great note separation, fantastic bite and growl in the lower end, and that all important scooped mid-range that’s essential when you’re playing under a lot of gain.