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Humbuckers modern output
Oil City pickups have no connection with Fender Musical Instruments Gibson or Gretsch.
For some time customers had been asking me to come up with a humbucker to exploit the smooth, well balanced characteristics of alnico 4 magnets.
Here’s the result: around 13k bridge version,and 9k neck, the Nightfighter is adequately powerful but brilliantly well balanced, without any unpleasant screech at the top end, a well behaved middle, and a tight bass. Low string pull from the alnico 4 magnets helps that long singing sustain.
Available short leg only but with the option of triangular mounting lugs for guitars with straight to body mounting. Four conductor wiring only.
The Scrapyard Dog PLUS Builds on the ethos of the scrapyard Dog orignal: Singing sustain with a crisp raw edge but with a higher output of 10.5k neck and 12k (average) bridge. Alnico 5 magnets, nickel silver base plates. Happy to metal it up with the best of them ... but still subtle enough for blues.
‘Just to let you know, fitted the new pickup to my 67 SG this weekend, it was missing the original pickup and I've struggled to find a suitable replacement.
I have to say the Scrapyard Dog Plus is superb, cracking pickup and I'm more than happy to recommend it to other guitarists. Nice bite and breakup through
my old amps. Ironically I have an original pickup in the neck ( from when the guitar was new ) may be ordering another one of your pickups to replace that as it sounds so dull by comparison!’
For quite some time enterprising DIY modifiers have been splicing the DNA of mild mannered PAF style pickups to that of monster hi output pickups … to create half and half, best of both worlds hybrids.
This pickup is designed like that from the outset! It uses radically asymmetric coils create a harmonically rich and punchy end result. Never clogged or muddy and with string definition and almost single coil like top end responsiveness
Especially good on darker sounding guitars or used in HsH or Hss combinations. Bridge 11k neck 8.9k. Magnets alnico 5
Available with double row hex-bolt poles or in standard ‘slug and screw’ disguise! It’s Alive!
We make up our pickups in small batches and don’t carry large stocks, so please allow 7-10 working days for dispatch, we may well have to wind your pickup for you. If you are in a rush please contact us ... we just might have your pickup in stock. Postage and packing quoted is for UK and is calculated on the value of the order at the checkout ... We’re happy to post worldwide ... Just ask for a quote.
SCRAPYARD DOG PLUS
NIGHTFIGHTER Alnico IV
Smooth and powerful, the Nightfighter Custom adds another flavour that really pushes those mids to tame overly bright guitars, or simply add an extra creamy, throaty voice to your lead or rhythm playing.
9,5k neck 14k bridge
NIGHTFIGHTER Custom Alnico II