Alnico II magnets provide warm tones with slight emphasis on midrange frequencies.
Alnico V magnets have a brighter, glassier tone, with higher output levels.
Ceramic magnets are the brightest, with faster attack transient response and the highest output.
Wax-potted pickups are dipped in wax to fight squeals and feedback. Some pickups use epoxy instead of wax.
2-conductor pickups are limited to standard volume and tone controls.
4-conductor pickups can be configured for coil splitting, phasing, and more.
Some newer Gibson guitars are equipped with the QuickConnectTM system that lets you change out pickups without any soldering.
In 1955, Gibson created the famed PAF humbucker pickup that changed the guitar world!
All Gibson pickups are made in the USA using premium materials for the best sound possible. From magnetizing their own magnets to using solid nickel base plates to maple spacers which reduce unwanted vibrations, Gibson makes premiere pickups for any style of music.
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