New 7 string 'active mount' humbuckers coming soon!


A look at the process that happens in designing brand new pickups: here our popular Blackbird humbuckers are being re-designed to fit into active mount 'soap bar' covers. What you see here are bobbins and baseplate prototypes cut from thin MDF to check the fit before plugs are made to drill the covers for the 'hex bolts'.

The next stage will be to fabricate all this again in the correct materials for the finished pickups ... in this case to fit a Strandburg Boden.

Eventually all our humbuckers will be available in this mount as well as traditional humbucker size.

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