8 COIL Blackout -Variable string spacings version

PRICE. £240

Our all new 8 COIL Blackout Variable string spacings edition for 4 string Bass can be built to order with your exact string spacing requirements ranging between 16mm & 20mm string-to-string or 48mm-60mm overall 

Designed as a replacement for Non MM standard Bass Guitar string spacings . Featuring full Earth shielding & 8 individually Hand Scatter wound, (reverse wound, reverse polarity), matched coils . The Pickup is very quiet in operation with an absolute minimum of cross talk between strings.

Wired directly as a full Humbucker , the pickup has a near transparent bass response , giving a precise, full & detailed tone. Wired as 2 pseudo single coils, produces a slightly brighter response with an Earthy sweetness , exceptional clarity & definition with minimum noise.

This pickup is suited to higher quality Instruments as the tone woods used in a Bass Guitar play a big part in the overall tonal qualities with a pickup of this type fitted..

Connects directly to the MM factory electronics or can be wired passively.

PLEASE NOTE: The Blackout 8 coil pickup sits deeper in a Bass Guitar than a standard MM type Humbucker . Instruments require a pickup cavity with a minimum 25mm depth to use the 8 coil pickup. To use this type of pickup in a standard Instrument, may require a reworking of the pickup cavity to a greater depth, this pickup is highly suited to hand made Bass guitars & Franken-Basses using existing Necks & Bodies of a high build quality.


Individual Neodymium rare earth Magnets

Hand scatter wound coils with 42 AWG plain enamel wire 18+ K.Ohm output D.C

5 point wiring on all 3 model options;


Option 1. standard 8 coil pickup

Available Coil outputs= 

All 8 coils / full humbucker +

 2x pseudo single (4) coil outputs


Option 2. split 8 coil pickup

All 8 coils / full humbucker + Split-p & reverse Split-p outputs =maximum tonal flexibility


Option 3. 1 Humbucker per string 8 coil pickup.

PLEASE NOTE* this version can only be used with an active coil balancing pre-amp* & has a single output option of all 8 coils together.


All of our 8 coil pickups are Wax saturated (potted) against Microphonic feedback. With Wrought Iron chassis plates & Non-adjustable Pole pieces.

Standard Coil Magnet polarities

Front: South,

Rear:  North

Handmade covers with many colour options as standard. Including Black & White 



MM Factory type only.

Length 102 mm  Width 49 mm

Height 28 mm

Screw spacings: 95 mm

Pole spacings: 1-4 = between 48 & 60 mm = string to string, between 16 & 20 mm 

 PRICE. £240

2 shot Rorschach covers for blackout 8 coil, hand made, each one is unique
2 shot Rorschach covers for blackout 8 coil, hand made, each one is unique