BIG BIRD Firebird STYLE Humbucker Pickup

SKU: BIG BIRD
(2 customer reviews)

$130.00

COVER

PICKUP POSITION

SKU: BIG BIRD Category:

HANDMADE LARGE HUMBUCKER FIREBIRD

ALNICO 5 MAGNETS

NICKEL AND GOLD COVERS AVAILABLE

HANDMADE IN OUR WORKSHOPS HERE IN MELBOURNE

THIS IS A CALIBRATED SET DESIGNED TO TO BE TIGHT AND PUNCHY WITHOUT BEING TOO TOPPY

THEIR DESIGN IS BASED ON THE ORIGINAL 1963 FIREBIRD PICKUPS USING ALNICO V BLADES AND A SPECIALLY DESIGNED MAGNETIC CIRCUIT TO ACHIEVE THE CLASSIC FIREBIRD TONE. I HAVE BEEFED THEM UP A LITTLE BUT STILL RETAIN THE CHARACTER OF THE CLASSIC FIREBIRD PUP.

IN THE LARGE HUMBUCKER FORMAT, YOU CAN NOW GET FIREBIRD TONES IN YOUR LES PAUL, 335, OR EVEN 2H STRAT

I HAVE PERSONALLY BEEN USING THESE PUPS IN MY OWN GUITARS AND GIGGED THEM EXTENSIVELY AND AM EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH THE TONE AND PERFORMANCE FOR CLASSIC ROCK AND BLUES. THEY SPLIT VERY WELL AND HAVE A GREAT SINGLE COIL CHIME

NECK PICKUP IS NASTY, CHIMEY AND CLEAR WITHOUT BEING TOO BRIGHT, BOTTOM END IS TIGHT

BRIDGE PICKUP HAS A TELE-LIKE VIBE WITH BALLS….KIND OF LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN A TELE PICKUP AND A P-90

SPECS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

HAND MAGNETISED ALNICO V MAGNETS

SLIGHTLY HOTTER THAN VINTAGE

NECK 10.4K
BRIDGE 11.9K

UNPOTTED FOR EXTRA CHARACTER

GERMAN NICKEL SILVER BASEPLATE

CHROME COVER

PICKUP COVERS ARE DAMPENED TO REDUCE MICROPHONICS

4 WIRE CONDUCTOR FOR FLEXIBLE WIRING OPTIONS

THESE PICKUPS COME AS SET

ONE SET CONSISTS OF A CALIBRATED SET OF TWO PICKUPS WITH SCREWS AND SPRINGS

PUSH PUSH 500K POTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN STORE FOR PHASE REVERSAL WITHOUT MODDING YOUR GUITAR

THESE ARE TOTALLY HAND MADE AND UNIQUE TO US, AND YOU WILL NOT GET THESE ANYWHERE ELSE.

Additional information

Weight 400 g
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 10 cm

2 reviews for BIG BIRD Firebird STYLE Humbucker Pickup

  1. Paul Ed

    I have recently had one of these installed on the neck of my Yamaha RS620. WOW what a difference it’s brilliant and does everything I could and and more it has transformed my guitar into a different beast what a brilliant Pup. I’ll be back for more!

  2. Greg

    I tried the Trons (Filtertron style) and love them, but I was still curious enough to gamble on the Big Birds for another guitar. Like the Trons, the Big Birds are brighter and have more clarity, but the different construction of Firebird pickups gives a unique tone. When you do bass runs on the E and A strings with the neck pickup, the notes are more tight and full. The neck is the best neck pickup I’ve ever heard, especially for clean tones. The bridge is more bright than I usually want, so I roll off the tone knob a bit. Clean and overdriven they sound great, just not as smooth as the Trons. The Big Birds are like 4k high definition. The magnets are right up by the strings instead of under the coils, and you can instantly hear the difference. Great for finger picking….they nail those Jeff Beck style tones. Strat style single coils have always sounded too thin to me. These are like single coils but with more punch and no hum. I wish I’d found these pickups a few decades ago!

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