A new design that aims to cop single-coil tones as well as traditional humbucker sounds.
Featuring twelve magnetic slug pole pieces inside a pair of unique coils and built inside completely custom matte black forbon bobbins; the Eldorado is quite different from every other pickup out there while maintaining the ability to be a direct drop-in replacement for standard-sized humbucker pickups.
The Eldorado is a humbucking pickup that started with a simple question, "What if…" What if we ignored convention? What if we built a humbucker based on the design philosophy of other types of pickups? What if we designed it to sound as good split as it does as a full humbucker? What if we designed a pickup for the "I only want to bring one guitar" type of player? We did all of this and we loved the results.
Unlike many of our previous designs, the Eldorado was built entirely upon the premise of wandering rather than chasing. We didn't know exactly what we were going for, but we know what we like, and we know what it takes to make great sounding pickups. So, we channeled that knowledge and let it take the lead. The Eldorado is a true convertible pickup that offers the rich tone, full body, and output of a humbucker along with the sparkle, clarity, and articulation of a singlecoil – the best of both worlds. Its combination of percussive, fast attack, and chimey, wide frequency response makes it one of the most versatile pickups we've experienced. Another great characteristic is that it retains more volume than a regular PAF-style humbucker when split to one coil and the resulting tone is more musical and glassy, with fuller fundamental frequencies and more harmonic overtones, further increasing its tonal flexibility.
Whether played as a full humbucker or split to one coil, the Eldorado offers a wide variety of harmonically rich, dynamic, and articulate tones not found in any other single pickup.
MSRP/Street Price: $200 (USD)
Available in: matte black, four conductor lead wire.
Average DC: Neck 9.0k, Bridge 10.4k
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