McNelly Guitars Announces Stagger Swagger Pickup

The Stagger Swagger offers P-90 tone in a noise-cancelling humbucker-sized package.

Peterborough, Ontario (February 10, 2014) -- McNelly Guitars has released a new set of pickups - the Stagger Swaggers - that offer P-90 tone in a noise-cancelling humbucker-sized package.

The Stagger Swaggers are for guitarists looking for the enhanced dynamic range of single coils without the added noise. The neck pickup has excellent clarity and touch sensitivity that is ideal for blues or classic rock tones. The bridge pickup is full sounding with great articulation, even when overdriven.

Details of interest:
  • Single coil clarity and dynamics
  • 100% noise cancelling
  • Direct replacement for humbuckers
  • Recessed and offset adjustable pole pieces look clean and refined
  • Nickel, black, or gold covers and pole pieces

The huge versatility of the Stagger Swagger pickups has already been a welcomed addition with Kutless guitarist, James Mead, and can be seen on their upcoming “Change A Life” Tour.

Designed and handmade in Canada, the Stagger Swagger pickups are available to order now at Retail price is $135 USD each for nickel. Add $10 for black or gold.

For more information:
McNelly Guitars

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