This is the 3rd 8 Coil pickup we have developed & differs in it's internal construction from both our other 2 8 Coil units. This 3rd version of our 8 Coil has an individual humbucker for each string & is wired to allow all 4 humbucking coil pairs to be connected through a coil balancing dedicated pre-amp.
Because of the parallel wiring, a pre-amp is required to stop the coils loading each other, to keep the individual Coil pairs sound characteristics intact & separate from each other. This also minimises cross talk & intermodulation & is a great choice for studio recording . This pickup can be used effectively only with a 4 X input pre-amp such as the N.F.P Special or for 2x pickups the Double N.F.P Special available from Lusithand or other 4 + wire input type pre-amps for parallel wired pickups. The 1 Humbucker per string 8 Coil pickup will give diminished volume if used passively. Basically it must be used with a pre-amp. Only a single output is available with this 1HBPS 8 coil type = All 8 coils together.
Wound to between 16-20 K Ohms D.C & has been designed to fit a standard 4 string MM / OLP bass guitar with a minimum cavity depth of 25 mm.
* standard MM / OLP basses may require a re-routing of the pickup cavity to accept this 8coil pickup. Please ask for more information.
Adjustable height steel poles & Neodymium rare earth Magnets
8 coils, individually Hand scatter wound with 42 AWG plain Enamel wire, Total = 16- 20 K.Ohm output D.C
(please contact for other output options)
4 point hot + Earth hook up wiring harness
Full earth shielding
Wax saturated (potted) against Microphonic feedback
Standard Coil Magnet polarities: Front: South, Rear: North
Hand-made covers with many colour options including colour matching to our customers specifications
Length 102mm Width 49mm
Height 28 mm
String spacings 57mm Screw spacings 95mm