The solderless connector setup includes a circuit board loaded with all the favourite USA grade electronics (Switchcraft jack, Switchcraft switch, CTS potentiometers, Orange drop capacitor). This circuit board simply drops into your Gibson style control layout, then you plug in the connectors we've added to the end of the pickup leads into the circuit board. The humbucker setup comes with default 500k potentiometers, 3 way toggle switch and 0.022uf capacitors.
These are available in both import (long shaft pots, short frame switch), USA (long shaft pots, long frame switch), or right angle (short shaft pots, right angle toggle switch) formats. (ONLY) Gibson Les Pauls will use USA. Epiphones and other import models will use the import format. SGs and similar will use the right angle format. Import models Les Pauls typically use short shaft potentiometers, but we've found through experimentation that due to the nature of the way that the pots are seated at different heights in the cavity, short shaft pots will not work effectively. Long shaft pots are used by shimming the shaft to the correct length with the second nut inside the cavity.
No soldering is required at all, making the installation job take about 10 minutes in total!
This pickup has beautiful cleans. It has a thick, smooth treble response, and a brighter-than-humbucker bass response, giving it the ability to mix chords in such a way that no single string rings out above the others, breaking up the chord. Simultaneously having a flat response like this, and superb clarity seems like it would be impossible; but this pickup melds the two extremes excellently. The flat response can be excellent in high gain applications, adding natural compression - meaning the tone needs very little post production when recording. The definition makes this pickup excel at even high gain rhythm, which can't be said about many neck pickups.
Output wire: braided single conductor