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 set is comprised of a medium output neck and a hot bridge humbucker, designed to comfortably cover the heaviest of metal but still remain versatile enough to cover softer genres too.
The bridge utilises overwound coils over a ceramic magnet to add the breadth and bark that is required in heavier styles but retaining enough highs to cover softer ones. These are extremely expressive pickups allowing you to very accurately control your sound by the way in which you pick the strings and the force applied. The sound is reminiscent of the 70s/80s hard rock / metal. Clarity and mid range punch is desired in these genres; and these have those two things in spades.
The neck is a more modest animal. It is wound like a PAF on steroids. It has the glassy top end and articulation that a PAF is fabled for, but with an extra kick, to keep up with the powerful bridge. It has ample clarity and craves dirt.
Resistance (ohms): 8.4k/13.8k
Magnet: ceramic/double thick ceramic
Lead wire: 4 conductor + shield
Base plate: short legged nickel silver
Supplied with mounting screws & springs.