Humbucker pickups that came into the market in the late 1950's achieved their legendary status as they marked the history with multitudes of sublime performances. These pickups were manufactured within a very short period of time, which makes them extremely rare. And they are sought after by many players not only for their scarcity, but because of their unique tone and presence that distinguish them between other pickups.
Raw Vintage took a shot at recreating these humbucker pickups using the same developmental approach for the RV-5661 and RV-6264 pickups. In the early stages of development, data was collected from several vintage pickups and prototypes were created using carefully selected materials.
A lot of time was spent selecting the most important element and recreating the winding pattern, of the magnet wire, around the plastic bobbin. The magnet wire for the RV-5760 uses AWG-42 gauge plain enamel wire. These wires were layered with a unique and complicated pattern, engineered to recreate the characteristics of vintage humbuckers. These exclusive standards helped produced rich harmonics and touch sensitivity synonymous with pickups of that age.
We use Alnico 2 bar magnets. They are magnetized before they are put together with coil-bobbin and magnetic flux is stabilized using a unique process. During the magnetizing process, adjustments are made to ensure that the magnetic force is not saturated within the magnet.
All the elements valuable to the vintage specifications are included in the RV-5760, including the nickel-silver base plate, hard maple wood spacer and plated-shielded cable. Similar to the vintage models, the optional pickup cover is made with a Nickel-Silver material The coating is done "old-style", with pure nickel without the copper base.
Available in Nickel or 24K gold and also in an aged appearance for both types.
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