Swineshead is releasing the SH90 single coil pickup and two eight string humbuckers

Swineshead, UK (March 25, 2008) -- Swineshead Pickups have announced the release of a new single coil pickup with a humbucker design. The SH90 is available in both plastic and wood models, and fits into any guitar with a standard humbucker slot.

SH90 Single CoilThe SH90 single coil pickup is in a humbucker housing. Its purpose is to open up a range of unique and previously unavailable tones. The wider design is meant to detect a greater length of the strings, produce a crisp tone with more warmth, and have more high end and less bass than a humbucker.

It also allows both bridge and neck positions for versatility. The neck position pickup is reverse wound with reverse polarity (sometimes called RWRP). This allows hum canceling in the middle position on a standard 3 way switch. The pickup can be ordered without this feature.

  • Bridge: 7.5k
  • Neck: 6.5k
  • Magnet: Alnico 5 Rods
  • Casing: Plastic or wood
  • Positions: Bridge and neck
  • Colors: Click here for plastic and here for wood
  • Additional items: Screws for mounting
  • Plastic price: $89.99 (£44.95)
  • Wood price: $109.99 (£54.95 )

Swineshead is also releasing two new eight string humbuckers -- the Apex and Eclipse.

ApexThe Apex is designed for rock and metal players who play dirty but also like it clean. It is meant to deliver an aggressive tone that maintains clarity across all eight strings, but also has a versatile, clean tone that contrasts well. The Apex has two coils with alnico V pole pieces, and comes with a 4 conductor hookup wire.

  • Bridge: 19.1k
  • Neck: 14.1k
  • Magnet: Alnico 5 Rods
  • Casing: Plastic or wood
  • Colors: Click here for plastic and here for wood
  • Additional items: Screws for mounting
  • Plastic price: $159.99 (£79.95)
  • Wood price: $199.99 (£99.95)

Eclipse DiagramThe Eclipse design should provide a clean, expressive and even tone for all eight strings. Played dirty, the Eclipse is meant to deliver an articulate tone. This humbucker also has two coils with alnico V pole pieces and a 4 conductor hookup wire with several wiring options.

  • Bridge: 11.9k
  • Neck: 10.2k
  • Magnet: Alnico 5 Rods
  • Casing: Plastic or wood
  • Colors: Click here for plastic and here for wood
  • Additional items: Screws for mounting
  • Plastic price: $159.99 (£79.95)
  • Wood price: $199.99 (£99.95)

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