Railhammer Hyper Vintage Pickup
The Hyper Vintage bridge and neck model pickups are aimed at players who like a more traditional PAF style sound.
Using Alnico 5 magnets and 42 gauge wire, the tone is described as "warm, open, lightly compressed, with chimey highs." The Hyper Vintage is designed to be suited for blues, classic rock, old school metal and punk, that "brown" sound, or for a player looking for a vintage vibe.
The Railhammers are designed by Joe Naylor. Railhammers feature rails under the wound strings for tight lows, and poles under the plain strings for fat highs. The company says that the result is "clarity that is similar to an active pickup, but with the harmonic content and organic tone of a passive design."
Touch sensitivity, sustain, and harmonic content are also said to be enhanced by the magnetic structure, and the elimination of moving parts. The magnetic field is also designed to prevent dead spots when bending strings.
Other features include: universal spacing, six screw baseplate, four-conductor wiring (for custom wiring such as coil split, phase, series/parallel, etc.) and height tapered rails which contributes to consistent volume overall from string to string.
The bridge model is wound to 8.5K, the neck model to 7.5K.
For more information, visit: railhammer.com
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