A range of FireBird Pickups from Vintage output to SledgeHammer Doom Pickups in a compact size. Got a guitar loaded with Mini-Hums that sound boring AF? Get some Firebird Pickups to liven it up.
A lightly tweaked version of the original '63 FireBird pickups most famously used by Johnny Winters
These are wound with 42AWG Plain Enamel over Alnico II magnets. Don't be fooled by the Alnico II, these aren't the calm tones of an A2 PAF, the firebird construction means these have bags of pick attack and definition whist retaining the focus of a humbucker within the 'Vintage Output' range.
As would have been the standard in 1963, these pickups have unpotted coils (but wax-sealed covers). If you're gonna be using them at high-gain, I can dunk em for you free of charge.
OUTPUT - 5/10
MAGNETS - ALNICO 2
DC RESISTANCE - N 6.4KΩ / B 7.2KΩ
A more aggressive F-Bird set, wound with 43AWG Plain Enamel over Alnico V Magnets, with way more output and more Low-mids than the original type of FireBird Pickups.
Aimed at the guitarist who predominantly plays with Overdrive and Distortion tones, they still retain the aggressive attack and definition you'd expect but with more power and compression. These will also work great for heavier blues players who want notes to flow a little smoother than a Vintage F-Bird Pickup.
OUTPUT - 7/10
MAGNETS - ALNICO 5
DC RESISTANCE - N 10.1KΩ / B 12.0KΩ
Wound with custom 44AWG Plain Enamel over Alnico V Magnets, if you're into Stoner, Sludge and Doom and you play a Firebird or Mini-hum routed guitar, then these little beasts are gonna be the thing for you.
There's about as much magnet wire as it's possible to fit on those bobbins and they're backed up with powerful A5 magnets, giving you a full and fat low-end, gritty mids and sharp and articulate highs, so you feel the bite of the strings before the full thunder of the chord swells in and melts your bowels.
OUTPUT - 9/10
MAGNETS - ALNICO 5
DC RESISTANCE - N 13.5KΩ / B 18.0KΩ
Single Pickup - £120
Set x2 Neck + Bridge - £230
Set x3 Neck + Middle + Bridge - £340
Nickel, Raw Nickel, Chrome
Gold, Black Nickel, Smoke Black Nickel +£5 per Pickup
Custom Acid Etched Raw Nickel Covers +£30-60 per Design
Matching Plated Metal Pickup Surrounds available!
Nickel or chrome - £12each
Gold, Black Nickel, Smoke Black Nickel - £18each
Black Plastic Height Spacer - £14each
How is a FireBird Pickup Different to a Mini-Hum?
Well one is awesome and the other kinda sucks, but they do look pretty similar.
A Mini-Hum is constructed in a similar way to a PAF humbucker but smaller, it has a single magnet at the bottom and a row of pole-pieces feeding off that on one side and a single bar slug (instead of individual slugs) feeding off the other. The problem being, the coils are that much smaller that you just can't get enough winds on to balance with this magnet setup.
So why is a Firebird Pickup any different? Well although they use the same bobbins, baseplates and a very similar cover, the main difference is that a FireBird Pickup uses two bar magnets that slide into the bobbins, so that they're sitting right under the strings. This massively increases the magnetic field and increases output. This negates the issue of limited bobbin size and creates a pickup with massive pick attack and loads of deffinition.