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Artist BullBucker Guitar Humbucker Pickup Set - Chrome Covered

Artist BullBucker Guitar Humbucker Pickup Set - Chrome Covered


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About this Artist BullBucker Humbucker Pickup Set - Chrome Covered

Buy as a set and Save! This includes both Neck and Bridge Pickups.


About this Artist BullBucker Humbucker Pickup Neck - Chrome Covered

Classic moderate output humbucker based on the popular Jazz model. Especially popular in the neck position. Great for jazz, and also country, blues, funk, classic rock and heavy rock.

Provides an articulate and clear tone. Great for fast runs. The brighter tone has slightly less output and is a good match with most bridge pickups. When distorted, the tone is full and bright. Smooth sustain.

Works especially well mahogany body guitars with rosewood fingerboards. They are wax potted and can be used as Split Coil Humbuckers which allows the humbucker to effectively become a single coil. All Artist Bullbucker humbuckers have four-conductor hookup wires and use the same standard wire colour code. 

Top Coil Polarity: South

Bottom Coil Polarity: North

South start: Yellow wire (Also known as Inside Screw wire) This is your Hot wire.

South finish: Red wire (Outside screw wire)

North finish: White wire (outside slug wire)

North start: Black wire, taped with bare ground wire. (Also known as Inside Slug wire) 

To use this as a standard humbucker in series configuration, the White & Red wires are soldered together and taped; Black is ground and Yellow is Hot Output.

If you want to coil-split, then attach the Red and White wires to the coil switch. This means that when coil splitting, Black and White are not involved because they are both grounded, which deactivates the North coil. 

Because this setup is the same on the Neck pickup, coil splitting both and using the middle position will not hum cancel, because they will both be using the south coil and will have the same polarity.

The Tech Features

Model: BULLBUCKERNC

Type: Neck Pickup, Alnico V Bar

Colour: Chrome

Conductors: 4

DC resistance: 7.1K

Inductance Rating: 3.8H

Spacing: 50mm


About this Artist BullBucker Humbucker Pickup Bridge - Chrome Covered

Based on the popular JB model, this bridge pickup has a fairly high output and is very versatile. Great for everything from blues to heavy metal. Provides slammin' output with singing highs, aggressive harmonics, and can retain clear crisp cleans while being able to get real dirty. Pairs well with our BullBucker Neck Pickup.

Works especially well mahogany body guitars with rosewood fingerboards. They are wax potted and can be used as Split Coil Humbuckers which allows the humbucker to effectively become a single coil. All Artist Bullbucker humbuckers have four-conductor hookup wires and use the same standard wire colour code. 

Top Coil Polarity: North

Bottom Coil Polarity: South

North start: Black wire, taped with bare ground wire. (Also known as Inside Slug wire) 

North finish: White wire (outside slug wire)

South finish: Red wire (Outside screw wire)

South start: Yellow wire (Also known as Inside Screw wire) This is your Hot wire.

To use this as a standard humbucker in series configuration, the White & Red wires are soldered together and taped; Black is ground and Yellow is Hot Output.

If you want to coil-split, then attach the Red and White wires to the coil switch. This means that when coil splitting, Black and White are not involved because they are both grounded, which deactivates the North coil. 

Because this setup is the same on the Neck pickup, coil splitting both and using the middle position will not hum cancel, because they will both be using the south coil and will have the same polarity.

The Tech Features

Model: BULLBUCKERBC

Type: Bridge Pickup, Alnico V Bar

Colour: Chrome

Conductors: 4

DC resistance: 15.4K

Inductance Rating: 9.6H

Spacing: 52mm

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Outstanding sound and value!

By: on 20 May 2021
I purchased a Bullbucker set to put in a project guitar I've been working on. I had read a lot of good things and I figured that even if they didn't live up to the hype the low price would still make them work a try. I gotta say, these things slay! The whole guitar has come alive and has gone from dull to having an amazingly full sound. The bridge has a lot of low end thats tight but still has room to breath. The mids are rich and have a really nice crunch to them ( very similar to a JB but slightly less compressed) . The top end is also really pleasing, bright without being pointy. But I have to say the real suprise to me was just how good the neck is. Full bodied, warm and increadibaly fluid. Think Liquifyer but without the woolyness in the 250Hz range. The two pickups compliment each other nicely and work really well backed off aswell. Overall I am really impressed, sepceialy when you factor in the price.
(5)
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BullBucker Humbucker Pickup Set

By: on 22 November 2020
I bought these for my budget Les Paul Kit expecting them to be a little bit better than the kits humbuckers. Wow what a difference the Bullbuckers made. Now my budget LP kit guitar sounds just as good as a genuine Les Paul. Sorry Gibson but it's true. The only flaw is that the length of wires on the neck pickup could be a little longer. Great work Artist Guitars. I am one very happy customer.
(5)

Bullbuckers Rock Dude

By: on 7 August 2020
These pups are The best hands down for budget pickups, dropped them in my LP60, the ones with the Wilkinsons, and man, what a diference. Brought the whole thing to life, to my ears , they sound just as good as duncans
(5)

I've Found My New Favourite Budget Pickup Set

By: on 12 May 2020
Don't let the price fool you. These pickups are fantastic bang for the buck. Once I heard them in a LP59 that I got from Artist, I compared them to a genuine Gibson pickup I had and it was nearly spot on! I immediately ordered another set for another guitar requiring a pickup change. While I've never tried a Seymour Duncan JB or jazz pickup, to me they sound every bit as good as a SD '59. If you like vintage Gibson PAF style pickups, you really can't go wrong with these guys. Nice sparkling top end, not too much bass and great for chugging away without it getting flubby (that's my test for a good pickup). I've tried many pickups and the closest I came to a vintage PAF style pickup on a budget was GFS Alnico II. With the Aussie dollar being so low from the US, it just doesn't make sense importing anything from the US at present. Bullbuckers definitely scratch that itch and keep us all happy (although you can get cream as well for that) ;) My only problem is, if all my guitars have these wonderful pickups in them, they will all sound the same!
(5)

Excellent

By: on 23 April 2020
I bought these to put in a J&D Luthiers SG which had good pickups but the neck was a bit muddy and the bridge would squeal at high gain. Boy did these solve the problem! They sound fantastic and there is no squeal even at high gain high volume. The neck is more even with a nice amount of top end and a fat bottom. The bridge 100% delivers on the promise... Hot, articulate mids and a nice chunk. For the price, these are an absolute no-brainer.
(5)

Bullbuckers... still a great choice, at any price!

By: on 18 February 2020
Another year, another update... this is a copy of my review on the uncovered set from 2018, but I now have 2 sets each of covered/uncovered in various guitars owned by family members. They still rock... and are so consistently good I can't buy any more... other pickups I buy now are purposely 'different' and I definitely haven't found anything that does the 'overwound, focused PAF' thing any better, by any make – at any price. I've been using these close on a year now and was probably partly responsible for exhausting the stock once I tried my first set :-) I bought them first to replace the 'OK' stock pickups in a Artist Super-Strat style guitar with mahogany body and neck... think PRS. Adding the Bullbuckers reminded me immediately of an SG with 'Classic' (60's) humbuckers but with a little more 'poke' in the bridge, like a stock but conicidentally overwound and well voiced one. Because they are (I think) Fender spaced poles, I also installed one on a Custom Squier Tele (bridge) and a pair on another Artist Super-Strat style guitar. Very happy all round. Some time later, I had a chance to play a mate's Epiphone LP Custom with some real Seymour Duncan Pickups on board... a JB Bridge and a Jazz Neck (classic Epi Upgrade). The similarities are uncanny! More recently, my wife and I have each bought new Gibsons; she a HP SG, me an ES LP Special (semi-hollowbody). The HP SG has 'modern' (490) pickups which a just a bit 'naughtier' than the Bullbuckers while maintaing clarity but the Bullbucker tone is in the ballpark. The ES LP (a cross between a 335 and a LP) uses a '57 Classic neck and an Super '57 (overwound) bridge and the Bullbuckers are MUCH naughtier; so they're definitely on the hotter side. So, if you want a 'rockier/naughtier' than vintage LP or SG sound for your Epiphone or other Gibson 'tribute' than these will definitely suit. They also sound great in Fender style guitars and would be a great swapout for standard Squire humbuckers IF you want a Gibson style sound. Ditto any PRS style guitar. They would also be great for "rocking up' a Dot 335/Ibanez Artcore or similar and have to be an absolute no brainer if you own and love an Artist Cherry 7 Anniversry – I bet they also sound great split too! In summary they're great if you want that classic-to-slightly-hot-rodded Gibson or McCarty PRS sound; at his price they're a total no-brainer. PS: My 12 month evaluation, over 3 different guitars I use live/jamming (leaving the 'real' Gibsons, etc at home) is based on use with some modelling software but mostly with a Mesa Boogie Roadster (100W Dual Rectifier 2 x 12), Marshall JVM410C (100W 2 x 12) and more recently a Positive Grid Bias (Rack) Head (600W with Marshall 1936 2 x 12). So, it's not like I can't 'hear' what they really sound like... and they do sound like ROCK!
(5)

Great sound

By: on 20 August 2018
I Put these into my les paul brought new life into my old guitar great value for the price will be getting more for sure
(5)

Artist BullBucker Guitar Humbucker Pickup Set - Ch

By: on 2 January 2018
Bought these a while ago but only installed them in my first gen LP60 a week ago, up untill then I have been playing with the Wilkinsons that came with it. Ohm Mia Gawd, WHY didnt I put them in sooner? Instantly I noticed a brighter more defined sound, the highs are clearer, the lows are tighter and more pronounced, the mids punch through like a Roo through ya radiator,. !!!! I used to play a late eighties Les Paul w/ Seymore Duncans JB/Jazz and tonally to my old ears at least they sound almost Identical, IMHO better than I had. I would and have been recomending this set to any and all people I come across who use LP style guitars, and of my friends who have tried them, they have all been happy too!!! Great work Artist Guitars, keep 'em commin!!! Glenn
(5)

Very happy. Great tone.

By: on 15 July 2016
I just replaced the Wilkinson humbuckers in my LP60 with a set of these. The difference was immediately noticeable and much improved. The Wilkinsons were quite good but even after changing strings and adjusting pickup height I just couldn't get the sound I wanted from the neck pickup. Played through my Artist guitar supplied Joyo 5 watt valve amp the guitar now sounds great. Very good Artist! Great products and great customer service. Steve.
(5)

Great tones

By: on 14 June 2016
I got a set of these last week and fitted them into my DC60CSB. I was impressed immediately by their output. I wanted to see how they performed as both a single coil as well as a humbucker. So I coil tapped them both using the 4-conductor wiring used on them. Again, The tones are really smooth. These bullbuckers are really worth getting if you're looking for something that's very usable. The price of them is more than worth it given the more expensive pickups, that to be honest, don't have any real audible difference. I think the measured resistance is a good balance and gives great variants of tones in all single/humbucker/alt, bridge/neck/both positions. My opinion, is that these are very stage and record worthy. Great job Artist.
(5)

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