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FletchBuckers

Higher output, versatile & that fat rich tone! 

Without the Humbucker how would we Rock!?

All my humbuckers are Hand-wound with carefully selected wire & mounted onto quality Nickel silver baseplate with wooden spacers. The trick to a great humbucker is to mismatch the number of winds on each coil - my humbuckers are carefully mismatched to produce a wonderful musical clarity throughout the musical spectrum.

 

Wired with 4 output wire as standard:

Red Hot, White (N) to Green (S), Black Earth.

Humbucker sizes - 50mm Neck & 52mm Bridge..

Starting from £45 each

Pickups - Vintage

Alnico II

Provenance

First there was the Single Coil and it was Good. Then there came the Humbucker..............

With a nod to the first great humbuckers I present my take on the originals;

Both Neck & Bridge have the same output and 50mm pole to pole.

To balance the neck with the bridge it is placed lower relative to the strings, resulting in a clearer neck tone with less string pull. Sandcast Alnico II give a creamy smoothness with beautiful sweet clarity.

One for the Tone Fiends!

Both 7.5k

Alnico III

Paradise

Mellow warm tones and singing sustain. Slightly underwound on the neck to boost clarity, these have a woody tone in the neck and warm mellow bridge. A sultry vibe dripping with smooth. Hollow body paradise.

 

Neck 7.3k Bridge 8.0k

 

Alnico II

Heaven

With a more mids and cleaner highs, these can push an amp into sweet distortion or lick up smooth vintage cleans. Versatile enough for jazz to rock. Nicely suited to brighter light woods.

 

Neck 7.3k Bridge 8.0k

 

Alnico IV

Elysium

With an even EQ response, these will make a good guitar sound awesome. Best on warm tone woods with hard tops, these produce that classic PAF tone and versatile enough for most genres. My recommendation.

 

Neck 7.3k Bridge 8.0k

 

Alnico V

Home

Classic humbucker punch and clarity. Controlled bass with clear punch in top and scooped mids. I called it Home because you know where you are with this combo. Classic rock. At home in Maple & Mahogany.

Neck 7.3k Bridge 8.0k

 

Alnico V

The Blender

This pickup combines two different wire gauges to give a rich complex tone.

The thicker 42awg wire has the clarity of voice and articulation to be expected of a vintage style pickups. The thinner 43awg wire adds a touch of warmth and drive to the mix, resulting in a pickup with the openness of a vintage pickup with a warm powerful tone of a more modern voiced pickup.

Neck 8.0k Bridge 9.1k

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Optional Extras

Coverup

Pickups come uncovered as standard in Black, Cream or Zebra - 6 screw, 12 screw or all slugs 

 

Covers are available in:

6 screw, 12 screw, 3x3, Slotted, H-slot, Covered & Open.

In the following finishes:

Unplated Raw Nickel, Chrome, Nickel or Gold

Relic'd Chrome & Black available on some covers

Only Top quality German Nickel Silver which affects the tone the least

From £12 per pickup.

Overwound Underwound

All Vintage wind pickups can be overwound by 5% to Vintage-Hot for a more edgy, gritty sound, or underwound by up to 10% for a cleaner, clearer vibe.

Underwound pickups are recommended on semi/hollow bodies or bodies with an overly dark tone.

Overwound recommended for bright bodies, or just more power

No extra charge

Sandcast

Standard Alnico magnets used are of the polished variety. Sand cast magnets are available, in keeping with very early pickups, for a more genuine PAF sound. The rough surface disturbs the distribution of the magnetic field, resulting in a slight reduction of top end, to give a smoother voiced tone.

+£2 per pickup.

UnOrientated

Alnico 2, 3 & 5 are now available as polished unorientated magnets.

During production, the crystals are not aligned north-to-south within the structure of the magnet, resulting in a more random area of magnetic flux. This produces a smoother tone with less attack.

+£2 per pickup

 

Foiled

First pick your Open Cover:

Chrome, Nickel, Raw Nickel, Gold or Matt Black

Then pick your Aluminium foil:

Silver, Gold, Black, Blue or Pink!

or

Steel Mesh:

Chrome, Nickel, Gold or Matt Black

From £12

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Pickups - Modern

Over wound Alnico V, VI, VIII or ceramic

Purgatory

Overwound with thinner wire these are more powerful than Hot-Vintage, having more attack and power but not as crazy as modern super-hot pickups, so still versatile enough to play clean. Medium output.

 

Neck 10k Bridge 14k

Alnico V; Quite a balanced tone of mid through highs.

Ceramic; Huge spongy mid and more bass with greater attack, highest output and compressed sound.

Alnico VIII sits between V & Ceramic with clearer highs. More output than Vs and more musical than ceramic.

Alnico 5 (or 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, ceramic)

Super Blends

The winding recipe of the Purgatory, with the mismatched wire thickness of the Blends.

One coil of AWG 43, and one of AWG 44 wound to Medium/Hot levels.

Adds a tighter, more complex voice to the Purgatory set.

Neck 12k, Bridge 16k

Alnico 5

Hell Level 5

Overwound with thin wire, these offer up-most power. Perhaps too attacking for clean tones, these will rip the house down. Reasonably balanced tones with thick mids

Neck 14k Bridge 18k

 

Alnico 8

Hell Level 8

Overwound with thin wire, these offer up-most power. Clear highs with controlled mids & bass.

 

Neck 14k Bridge 18k

 

Ceramic

Hell Rock Bottom

Overwound with thin wire, these offer up-most power. Unpleasant for clean tones, these will get you noticed. Clear highs, thumping bass & spongy mids.

Will accommodate extra magnets for extra madness

 

Neck 14k Bridge 18k

 

Neodymium

NeoHell!!!

Is it puerile and childish to use Neodymium Rare Earth, super-strong magnets overwound to silliness?? Yes.

Not one for the vintage tone seekers

Violent & loud, like being punched in the ear, but funny.

Surprisingly dynamic & musical considering & highly addictive through a tube amp

Bridge 20k

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Pickups - Non-Standard

Two pups in one

Two Tone Tap

Can't decide which output you want! Tapped (not coil split) Humbuckers will allow you to go from one output to another - Low single coil output to Proper vintage. Or Vintage to Silly!

Two tapped coils allow fully humbucking change in power, the range to which you want is up to you. Due to space constraints, some configurations may require use of thinner wire, resulting in different tones. 

Standard 4 wire output

From £60 - Requires a cover, included in price.

Alnico V (or II, III, IV or a blend) - Vintage Output

HummerLess

Single voice clarity without hum. This pickup replaces the large bar magnet with individual Alnico poles in place of the slugs. Three magnets to each coil creates a clear bright & warm tone somewhere between a true single coil and a p90, without the hum, and with some of the power of a humbucker.

2 wire output only. Poles are non-adjustable.

Neck 6.6k, Bridge 7.5k

£55 each, without a cover

Alnico V (or II, III, IV or a blend) - Hot Vintage output

BroadScope

High clarity Humbucker. Similar in design to the HummerLess, this pickup replaces the large bar magnet with individual Alnico poles in place of the slugs. Six magnets to each coil of different length forces a higher inductance into the coil, creating a clearer, brighter & quicker response over a standard humbucker.

Wound with thinner wire than the HummerLess for a full mid response.

Poles are non-adjustable.

Neck 8+k, Bridge 9+k

£55 each, without a cover

Medium-Modern output

Al' Splitter!

With two bar magnets in a p90 configuration on the screw coil, and magnetic Alnico slugs.

One hot punchy coil with focussed compressed tone & one cleaner brighter coil with open organic tone; these combine to a dynamic rich voiced humbucker, begging to be split.

 

Standard configuration is Alnico V bar and slug magnets, but all can be changed for Alnico II, III or IV to achieve different voices.

Neck 11k, Bridge 13k

£60 each, without a cover

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