Railhammer pickups feature a patent pending design that takes advantage of a unique combination of rails and poles.

Anaheim, CA (January 17, 2012) -- Award winning designer and guitar industry veteran Joe Naylor (Reverend Guitars, Naylor Amps, All-Tone Speakers, Armor Gold Cables) has launched a new line of pickups aimed at the rock market. Railhammer pickups feature a patent pending design that takes advantage of a unique combination of rails and poles.

Thin rails under the wound strings sense only a narrow section of string, reducing note smearing and muddiness. The resulting tone allows aggressive fast riffs and palm muting to be defined, clear and cut through the mix.

Oversize 6mm diameter poles under the plain strings sense a wide section of string, increasing thickness and sustain. This fatter tone keeps the plain strings sounding fluid and full.

The unique tonal balance allows the player to adjust their amp for a tight percussive tone on the wound strings without the plain strings sounding thin, harsh or sterile.

The current line includes five different humbucker models.

Features:

  • Height tapered steel rails
  • 6mm dia. steel poles
  • Polycarbonate bobbins
  • Six screw German Silver baseplate
  • Vacuum wax potted coils
  • Alnico 5 or ceramic magnet depending on model
  • Four-conductor wiring with independent ground
  • Universal spacing that works with most any guitar

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