Murky Horizon - vintage hot neck with fatter bridge (soapbar staple)

Murky Horizon - vintage hot neck with fatter bridge (soapbar staple)

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Solderless setup with all required wiring available here.


This is the staple version of our popular Murky Horizon P90 set. This combines the Murky Horizon wind with alnico 5 'staple' magnets. These magnets give the pickups a brighter, cleaner and more delicate tone. 

A pickup set with one aim in mind: alleviate the typical p90 set issue of a flabby neck and a thin bridge. 

P90 necks can sound beautiful when wound to a nice clean vintage spec, but usually mixed with similarly specced bridges, they are comparatively too fat. Switching between the two pickups creates a horrid EQ imbalance that makes it near impossible to find a good amp / pedal setting that will work for both, and if you do find some sort of middle ground - it's exactly that, a compromise of your tone.

This set was built around a nice, clean, and clear neck pickup. The goal was to create a bridge that would match well with it, by creating a bridge with fatter than typical tone, but to retain clarity like the neck. The neck was wound modestly, to retain the beautiful vintage P90 neck tone. The bridge is fatter as a result of a special winding pattern and slight overwinding. When the two were paired together, the Murky Horizon set was born. The neck chimes whilst the bridge growls and stings, but easing up on the volume will make it become a beautifully articulate piece. The aim was to fatten up a standard P90 bridge without making it ...murky.... and the Murky Horizon bridge is the fruit of that labour.

Specifications (neck/bridge):
Resistance: 8.2k/10k
Magnets: alnico 5 staple magnets/alnico 2 staple magnets
Output wire: Braided single conductor
Spacing: 50mm/52mm
Wax potted

Supplied with mounting screws.


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