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Axesrus - Bourbon City Humbucker Axesrus "Bourbon City"

With these pickups we've been aiming to hit that notch between clean and dirty, and the Bourbon City set delivers brilliantly on both fronts. Crystal clear tones on clean, with every note carrying a halo of warmth that really lends itself to a single note style, but with a little overdrive, they've got a kick like the name suggests. With the warmth becoming heat, the clear tones becoming sharp - exactly how a humbucker should sound.

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Axesrus - Classic 50s Humbucker Axesrus "Classic 50s"

In the process of creating the updated Classic 50s, we’ve tried to keep the name in mind, but without actually letting it pigeon hole us in the design! With that at front of our thoughts, we’ve come up with something that’s a little more modern tonally, a little more suited to to giving you the tone you’d expect from a 1950s pickup, but with that bit more range, that little more presence, that touch more “usability” in a 21st century setting.

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Axesrus "Ethereal" Humbucker Axesrus "Ethereal"

The Ethereal is a bit of a strange pickup on the face of it - it’s so highly wound at 16K that you’re instantly thinking “this is going to be high output/tons of gain/wont clean up” but its actually a bit “Sheep in wolve’s clothing” – and as such, performs much more like what we’d associate with a medium output humbucker.

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Axesrus "Hot Iron 7s" Humbuckers Axesrus "Hot Iron 7s"

The Hot Irons are without a doubt one of our favourite humbuckers, that combination of high output aggression, responsiveness and power, combined with that beautiful, musical character from the Alnico V magnets, so we're pleased to be now making a 7 string version!

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Axesrus "Hot Iron" Humbucker Axesrus "Hot Iron"

Coming at traditional from the other end of the spectrum, the uncovered version of the Hot Iron Humbuckers have given us a little bit more license to cater for the Fat Strat® player out there, so rather then just playing it by the numbers, we’ve made them a little bit more customisable then we’ve ever done before.

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Axesrus "Late 50s Humbucker Sized" P90s Axesrus "Late 50s Humbucker Sized" P90s

The next step on the P90 ladder, taking into account the changes made in 1957, Alnico V Magnets replaced the Alnico IIIs used previously.
This resulted in a drastic drop in top end, but increased middle and bottom end, giving the new generation a throatier, growling tone.

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Axesrus "Model 24 7s" Humbuckers Axesrus "Model 24 7s"

Ideal if you’re looking for an out and out rock pickup for anything from 70s classic, right through to punk, thrash and speed metal, the bridge is what you'd expect, sharp, aggressive, biting, with plenty of heat. In the neck, its a suprisingly fluidic tone, ideal for sweep picking.

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Axesrus "Model 24" Humbucker Axesrus "Model 24"

The Model 24 humbucker represents a new way of thinking of medium output pickups for us. Rather than a “vintage pickup that’ll rock”, it’s probably fair to say it’s a “Rock pickup with vintage characteristics”

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Axesrus "Model 24" P90 Axesrus "Model 24" P90 Sized Humbucker

Something new for us - a P90 sized humbucker! Because, frankly? Some times - you've got to hold your hands up and admit you've bought the wrong guitar eh?

Electrically identical to the humbucker sized version, but built into a handy dandy P90 sized casing - ideal for getting that little bit more from what is often a limiting sized route!

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Axesrus - Bourbon City Humbucker Axesrus "The Devastator"

Our first foray into fat rail humbuckers - coming soon!

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Axesrus - The Purist Humbucker Axesrus "The Purist"

Francis Gill has worked closely with us for a number of years now as our resident guitarist and product development consultant. He is the man you’ll hear on the vast majority of our sound recordings, so it only seemed fitting to actually make him an Axesrus® Humbucker that exactly matched his wants and needs – and here we are - “The Purist”

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Axesrus "Wraith" Axesrus "Wraith"

Compared to the Hot Iron – our “go to” high output pickup – the Wraith distorts earlier, retains more clarity at higher gain, responds better to drop tuning, maintains a tighter low end response to avoid that dread “Flub” and doesn’t display that usual “mid range honk” that you’d get with something a little more traditional

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DiMarzio "Evo 2" DiMarzio "Evo 2" - Bridge

The original Evolution® Bridge Model did exactly what Steve Vai wanted it to do: kick butt and produce serious scream. Then he wanted something a little more complex — the same basic tone with increased headroom and dynamics, so that the sound kills on 10 and cleans up when the volume is rolled down. With a little less power than the original Evolution®, Evo 2™ balances perfectly with the Evolution® Neck Model and performs equally well with high gain and vintage amps.

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DiMarzio "Evolution" - Neck DiMarzio "Evolution" - Neck

The Evolution® Neck and Bridge humbuckers are the result of two years of research to come up with the right sound for a very demanding player: Steve Vai and his Ibanez® Jems. Both pickups are designed for maximum impact and power. The neck pickup is fat, punchy and loud. The bridge pickup is tight, aggressive and louder. Both pickups have our patented dual-resonance configuration to reproduce more harmonic overtones than conventional humbuckers. Evolution® pickups are not polite-sounding, and they’re not for the inexperienced, but – if you’ve got the chops and a hot amp – your sound will burn. The Evolution® pickups were originally designed with live gigs in mind, but they have so much presence and definition that they’re great recording pickups, too; they slice right through even the densest mix.

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DiMarzio "FRED" Humbucker - F Spaced - Black DiMarzio "FRED"

DiMarzio designed FRED® to bump the mid-range of the PAF Pro® EQ up a notch, but in the process something unusual happened.

Harmonics that humbuckers usually don’t reproduce started popping out, particularly with overdriven amps and distortion units. FRED® has about the same power as the PAF Pro®, but the unusual overtones create a sound with more crank and growl.

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DiMarzio "Illuminator" Humbucker - Bridge DiMarzio "Illuminator" - Bridge

Designed for John Petrucci’s Music Man JP13™ guitar, the new Illuminator™ Neck and Bridge Models are the next generation in John’s signature pickups with DiMarzio.

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DiMarzio "Illuminator" Humbucker - Neck DiMarzio "Illuminator" - Neck

Designed for John Petrucci’s Music Man JP13™ guitar, the new Illuminator™ Neck and Bridge Models are the next generation in John’s signature pickups with DiMarzio.

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DiMarzio - Steve Morse Model - Neck DiMarzio "Steve Morse Model™" - Neck

Steve's neck model has a very specific sound, which is almost exactly the opposite of his bridge pickup in every way — it has low output and a warm, very smooth, almost flat attack. The DC resistance spec is very high, but the magnet is not strong, and this combination accounts for the unusual mix of dark tone and low output.

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DiMarzio "Super Distortion" Humbucker - Black DiMarzio "Super Distortion"

This pickup started a sound revolution!

Replacement pickups simply didn’t exist before the invention of the Super Distortion® in the early Seventies. The Super Distortion® (and its original 3-conductor version, the Dual Sound®) was the first pickup specifically designed to kick a tube amp into total overdrive, and is still the standard by which all other high-output pickups are measured.

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DiMarzio "The Breed" - Neck DiMarzio "The Breed" - Neck

If you’re a fan of Steve Vai, you’ve probably seen him playing an Ibanez® Jem guitar with the word “Pogo” taped on the face. Steve wanted one of his instruments to have a fat, classic humbucker sound to contrast with the hotter, screaming Evolution®-equipped guitars.

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DiMarzio "The Tone Zone" Humbucker - F Spaced - Black DiMarzio "The Tone Zone"

Have you ever heard a bridge pickup that made a guitar sound like a giant mosquito attack? If you’ve run into this problem, The Tone Zone® is the solution.

The Tone Zone® is hot enough to qualify as a high-output pickup, but it has a wider dynamic range — hard picking will produce a lot of power, and softer picking will be much cleaner and quieter. It’s got tremendous bass and low-mid response to reinforce the bottom end and make the overall sound bigger.

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DiMarzio "Transition" - Neck DiMarzio "Transition" - Neck

Transition Neck & Bridge Model pickups were designed for Steve Lukather and Luke's new LIII™ Music Man guitar. The pickups are named after Steve’s new album, Transition (release date January 21, 2013). Lukather played the LIII™ guitar with Transition™ pickups throughout the new record. The passive Transition™ humbuckers are both subtle and tough. They have power and they have depth. Steve says they’re organic, and they allow him to own his sound. “These days I like it simple and direct,” he shares. Steve says he's started over sonically and is into a more organic sound these days, but the Transition™ Bridge Model has a tough, in-your-face sound that's also perfect for shredding and technical playing.

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Humbucker Pickup Parts Kit Humbucker Parts Kit

We're proud to finally be able to offer a DIY kit containing all the vital elements required to build a humbucker!

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Humbucker Pickup Parts Kit - 7 String Humbucker Parts Kit - 7 String

We're proud to finally be able to offer a DIY kit containing all the vital elements required to build a humbucker!

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Humbucker Pickup Parts Kit - 8 String Humbucker Parts Kit - 8 String

We're proud to finally be able to offer a DIY kit containing all the vital elements required to build a humbucker!

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Slanted Humbucker Parts Kit Humbucker Parts Kit - Slanted

A slightly strange take on a humbucker, here we have a SLANTED version - made popular originally on the Gibson Nighthawk, and more recently on fan fret guitars - the slanted humbucker offers a slightly more "quirky" look then the traditional type. Beyond the base, all the parts are identical thankfully.

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Humbucker Pickup Parts Kit Humbucker Parts Kit - Triangle Legs

We're proud to finally be able to offer a DIY kit containing all the vital elements required to build a humbucker!

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Humbucker Pickup Parts Kit - Vintage Spec Humbucker Parts Kit - Vintage Spec

This kit is a little more restircted then out normal humbucker kit (where you can pretty much build anything you can dream up!) - and that's completely intentional. This kit is designed to replicate one of the original humbuckers, warts and all.

So please bare in mind, that this kit only comes with the long leg bases, 5-40 UNC bolts, 6 screw poles, 6 slugs, and a base to accept them (the holes in the base are threaded for the pole screws) - its also only available in the 49.2mm spacing, as correct for the period.

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A traditional mini humbucker parts kit Mini Humbucker Parts Kit (Style 1)

This is a kit that includes everything you'll need to wind a traditional style mini Humbucker (except the coil and hookup wire)

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Surface Mounting Mini Humbucker Parts Kit Mini Humbucker Parts Kit (Style 2)

We're proud to finally be able to offer a DIY kit containing all the vital elements required to build a humbucker!

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