Kent Armstrong Icon Series Vintage 57 Humbucker Pickup
Kent Armstrong® Icon Series Vintage 57 Humbucker PickupFaithfully recreated from the famous 1957 Patent Applied For design humbucking pickup with the same plain enamel 42 AWG wire and Alnico 2 magnets for the warmth and singing tone the originals are known for. Proper 49.2mm pole piece spacing, braided wire with no tap and maple spacers.
For the first time you can get a true calibrated set for neck and bridge position but the options don't stop there. Because these are sold individually, you can use two bridge pickups for a hotter set, or two neck positions for a little less output and adjust the output in the mounting rings just like they did in the old days!
Great all around humbucker
My go-to pickup for most guitars with humbuckers. Nicely balanced, classic tone with fatter high end than some similar humbuckers. These pickups really sing through an overdriven amp. Wonderful pickup with or without covers. I've put these in lots of guitars, and many that I personally own and play.
My only complaint is one that won't matter to most people...the magnet is epoxied in place, so if you want to swap magnets to change the pickups tone a bit, you really can't. I needed to do this for a customer based on their taste in tone and this is the only pickup I've been unable to remove the magnet.
Here at Jersey Shore Guitar Garage we are VERY particular about tone. Kent's Icon '57 is the only pickup we offer with our wiring harnesses. In Kent's own words, only a few things matter, and he put those things and nothing else into this pickup. To our very discerning ears, this pickup sounds exactly like Gibson's Classic '57 at half the price. Thanks so much, Kent!
Kent Armstrong« Icon Series Vintage 57 Humbucker Pickup Uncovered Bridge
Great pick up for the money! I use these in a number of build & they sound great!
The best pickup on the market if you want that old les paul sound put these in my lpj les paul and thought i had my old lp from the past back. So i put a set in my Epiphone traditional pro and no one believes its not a Gibson. All i can say is Kent's still got it.
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