The Thunderbucker Family

The 63s

63Neck and 63Bridge: Replicated from early Gibson samples, these pickups are bright and growly, somewhat Fender-ish in tone. Customers report these shine for recording applications. The bridge pickup is more powerful than the neck pickup, so as to allow a good balance. $175 each or $340 the pair, for single pickups specify neck or bridge. (Sound clips.)

The 66s

66Neck and 66Bridge: Replicated from later Gibson samples, Gibson seems to have put more winds on these pickups as the years went on, and our replicas reflect that. These pickups have a nice balance between power and brightness, and have been our consistent best seller. Again, the bridge pickup is more powerful than the neck so as to maintain a sonic balance. $175 each or $340 the pair, for single pickups specify neck or bridge. (Sound clips.)

The 66S ("S" is for "Single")

NEW: As a result of customer requests, I have a new pickup optimized for single pickup applications, called the 66S. It has somewhat more power than a 66B, but maintains a good amount of brightness. I call it “pleasingly plump yet crunchy”. This is a standard product at no additional expense. $175.

Options

I have a 5 string option that spreads out the magnetic field to cover all 5 strings, with a strong low B. This adds $10 per pickup to the above prices.

Pickup dimensions:

Our pickups, fully assembled, are 3.65" x 1.59". Vintage Gibsons are approximately 3.63" x 1.56", so measure fit carefully for your application - there may be an interference in the width of the body rout.

The Clips

Were recorded with a $29 Behringer DI straight into the DAW. No compression or EQ. They are a cold as a banker's heart. Songs, however, were whatever worked.

To order:

Email me and tell me what products you are interested in and what your mailing location is and I will send you a final cost. Orders are considered in process when payment (via PayPal or USPS money order) is received - you will receive a confirmation email with approximate build time and delivery date. I do not carry inventory so each order is custom-built to your needs.

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