Mojotone Announces Johnny Winter Signature Pickups

Based on his original Firebird Pickups, these pickups utilize the same exact materials and specs.

Burgaw, NC (September 23, 2014) -- In 2014, Johnny Winter teamed up with Mojotone to recreate his iconic sound with a custom-designed Signature Firebird Pickup. After becoming dissatisfied with the voicing and dynamics of his current pickups, Winter contacted Mojotone and began working on a pickup that would overcome the deficiencies of his current set. The goal was to bring out a more full and natural frequency response, broaden their dynamic range, and give the pickups more output and sustain. After months of touring with the new pickups, Winter wanted to bring the team’s hardwork and dedication to fruition by making the pickup set available to the public.

Based on his original Firebird Pickups, these pickups utilize the same exact materials and specs—using aged cast Alnico magnets, vintage spec 42 gauge plain enamel wire, and a steel reflector plate. The bridge and neck pickups are carefully balanced for more even output and response between all positions. The pickups are available in chrome, gold and reliced finishes and come with mounting options for both Firebird and mini-humbucker-equipped guitars. The neck pickup measures out at 6.3k and the bridge at 7k.

MSRP: $130.00

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