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The Blackbird was developed with the input of Doug Campbell of Black Machine Guitars to produce a clear and string defined medium/high output pickup, specifically for the more technical forms of metal.

Super rich clean tones with superb harmonic complexity that keep their clarity up to very high gain levels. A very special set for the most demanding players. Available in 7 and 8 string to special order

Alnico 4 neck and alnico 5 bridge 9.7k and 13k respectively (six string versions)

Long mounting legs available through the custom shop. 


Sold individually in Neck or Bridge. Other bobbins pole screw varients or covers may be available, please see the custom shop or contact us with your requirements. 


*Pictured - slanted standard set. 


Oil City ‘Masterwound’ range

Our premium series: these pickups take on the top boutique makers worldwide, and set a new standard for tone.

‘Using the finest materials and with the most exacting assembly each Masterwound pickup is hand made, serial numbered and signed, by me alone’.

~ Ash

As fitted to Feline Guitars, Carillion Guitars, The Blackmachine B6 and many quality UK made custom instruments.


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

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