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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) 

Sold individually in either neck or bridge. 

*Pictured - Hexagonal bolt pole peices, standard spec is fitted with nickel slugs and screws. Other bobbin or cover options may be available. See custom shop or contact us with your requiremets. 


After a customer request for a ceramic powered Blackbird we came up with this …

Wound a fraction hotter at the bridge, and with a bit more bite and scoop in the neck This pickup set suits more brutal rhythm work and even higher gain sounds … but still keeps the clarity the Blackbird is noted for.


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, the Blackmachine B6 and many quality UK made custom instruments.

BLACKBIRD ‘Ulfberht’

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

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