Black Arrow

The Black arrow is a classic 17k bridge humbucker powered by alnico 5: taught in the bass, with slightly scooped mids and harmonics that leap out. More vintage and blusey than certain famous 17k alnico 5 humbuckers, this is a great choice for hard rock or even metal with the right amp and settings.

One of the great features of the’Arrow’ is how well it splits, giving a strident single coil clang that can almost be between a Rickenbacker®and a Tele®


Supplied as standard with twin row, hexagonal pole slugs. Nickel slugs and screws or hexagonal bolts are available in the custom shop. 

Black Arrow

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  • We wind pickups to order, please allow 21 days for build and dispatch.

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