|Here's a size that we're finding
on more and more imported guitars- We're talking about the oversized
2.8" x 1.25" humbuckers- They're found on Reverands, Eastwoods,
Gretshces, Peaveys, Schecters- tons of guitars.
Well we've found
that many of these are fairly tame "Vintage" pickups- I guess the idea
was to cop some Filtertron vibe- but to my ears they're not cutting it.
GFS to the rescue!!
took the shell and had a mold made for a fully covered unit, then wound
up a set of smoking hot, aggressive pickups- potted them VERY, VERY
well in paraffin, and even added a solid brass backplate insert- to
kick back more mids.
The result is a wild pickup that positively
BARKS- It is not a bright and jangly pickup- it's a barnburner- perfect
for slide, perfect to melt an old tube amp- Sure they are four wire for
coil tapping so you CAN get a sparkling and very vintage single coil
tone- but these are all about swampy rock power.
The come retail
boxed with the solid metal mounting ring as shown. The ring is 1.75" x
3.75"- Remember- these are oversized- if mounting over an old Humbucker
rout you DO need to do a very small amount of chiselling to make them
fit. They're also good over old P90 routs and the like.