Product Description


About this Artist BullBucker Electric Guitar Humbucker 5 Wire Pickup Neck - Black

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

Ground Wire: Thicker Black wire

South start: Yellow wire (Also known as Inside Screw wire)

South finish: Red wire (Outside screw wire)

North finish: White wire (outside slug wire)

North start: Thinner Black 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; both Black wires are grounded 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.

To split to the North coil, the process is much the same, but you'll switch the position of the thin black and yellow wires, making the thin black wire the Hot start, and the yellow wire will be grounded. This means when the switch is activated, both Red and Yellow are grounded, deactivating the South coil.

The Tech Features


Type: Bridge Pickup, Alnico V Bar

Colour: Black

Conductors: 4

DC resistance: 7.1K

Inductance Rating: 3.86H

Spacing: 50mm


Reviews (4)

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Great sounding pickup

By: on 16 June 2023
Neck humbucker died on an old Ibanex Axstar. Wanted something brighter sounding than existing PUP - Bought unit, delivered quickly as usual. Emailed Artist support for parallel wiring guide - response received in minutes! Soldered in and hey presto! Sounds beautiful - bright and has depth - almost like position 4 on a strat. Awesome value for price.

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Great pickup!

By: on 24 April 2022
I now have two BullBucker ( neck version ) pickups in my 1970 Gibson 335. It sounds excellent in all three positions. Don't let the price fool you!

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By: on 14 April 2022
I bought one of these recently because of the price to put in the bridge position on a cheap short scale bass. Long story short, I tried it in my 1970 Gibson 335 in the bridge position ( the original died not long after I bought the guitar in 1980 ). It's so loud, clean and clear that I just ordered another to replace the " Patent Applied For " Holy Grail pickup in the neck position. Don't forgot folks, there's a difference between cheap and inexpensive.

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We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

Hard to beat value

By: on 19 March 2022
I have just purchased my second set of these great pickups,the first set I put into an epiphone Sheraton which they completely transformed the sound of so impressively that I am now installing a pair into a telecaster I have just finished building. There are quite a few good humbuckers out there but the price of some of them is quite ridiculous, I really find it difficult to pick the difference between these artist humbuckers and Seymour Duncan’s that being said the Bullbuckers are articulate and sweet but they can peel paint off the wall if necessary and at this price point they represent great bang for your buck these are now my go to humbuckers for a great sound and great value give them a try you won’t regret it.

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