Bare Knuckle Announces Chris Robertson The Peacemaker Signature Humbuckers
Bare Knuckle announces their brand new signature humbucker set, designed in collaboration with Chris Robertson of Black Stone Cherry.
The Peacemaker pickups are PAF-voiced humbuckers spiced up to deliver vintage hot output from both bridge and neck powered by isotropic Alnico V magnets and our custom hand wound coils.
The ride is firm and controlled from the bridge with more than enough drive to really saturate under heavy gain but never at the expense of mid-range definition or dynamic headroom. Necktones are designed to sound fat in the highs with just the right amount of bite dialed in to punch through the mix for really solid lead tones. Both bridge and neck are precisely calibrated to work as a matched pair producing the perfect balance of output for scorching rock guitar tones.
Peacemaker humbuckers are available with the full range of Bare Knuckle standard and custom options including the exclusive Peacemaker peace-mandala etch.
Open coil sets start from £358.80. Covered sets start from £388.80. For more information, please visit bareknucklepickups.co.uk.
Tools for the Task: J-Bass-Style Replacement Pickups
Reward yourself and your Jazz or J-style bass by conjuring up a new (or old) voice through a set of replacement pickups.
From Jaco to John Paul Jones, from Geddy Lee to Flea, and from Marcus Miller to Larry Graham, the J-bass formula is omnipresent in music history. Sometimes, however, that formula needs tweaking to get you where you want to be tonally. Swapping in a new set of J-style pickups like the 10 we’ve gathered here could very well be your ticket.
JC 4 AL
This single-coil replacement set balances the woody low-mid growl and warm midrange of ’60s J pickups with the funky twang of ’70s J pickups.
Reminiscent of ’70s J-bass sounds from Marcus Miller, these pickups are reported to offer a tone that’s lighter and airier than ’60s examples.
For those after a vintage-J sound, without the usual-suspect hum, this set was designed for a focused attack with clear and clean lows, and open-sounding and smooth highs.
Inspired by the pickups Seymour Duncan created for Jaco, this alnico-5 set promises pronounced harmonic overtones without giving up treble response.
Modeled after a set of mid-’60s Jazz pickups, this alnico 5 pair uses period-correct parts and a proprietary winding pattern meant to provide impressive string-to-string consistency.
Designed to maintain authentic Jazz-bass tone and character without fear of single-coil hum, these double-blade pickups will fit traditional J-style basses without the need to mod.
NJ4SV Vintage Hum-Cancelling
These alnico 5 pickups have laser-cut bobbins, are wax potted to contain unruly frequencies, and were designed to provide a full bottom end to complement their growl.
’60 PE J-Bass
Handwound with 42AWG plain enamel wire, which is accurate to late-’60s J-bass coils, this set boasts a defined bottom end, punchy mids, and clear highs.
Jazz Bass Vintage
Designed to deliver classic, warm bass sound, these pickups feature hand-beveled and treated magnets, and bobbins made of vulcanized rubber.