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- Gold "Snake Oil" Mini Humbucking Pickups (Pair) by Foundry-Tone
Gold "Snake Oil" Mini Humbucking Pickups (Pair) by Foundry-Tone
Shane Speal, the King of the Cigar Box Guitar, says "These are my favorite pickups... bar none! They're the perfect mix of smooth 'molasses' blues tones of a humbucker and mean 'snarl' of a single coil."
What you will receive is a matched set of gold-plated mini covered humbucker pickups, meant to be used near the neck and bridge of an electric guitar. This pair includes two screws and two springs per pickup. The pickups are rated at ~11.55KOhm. We've been selling these in chrome for years, and now we have the same pickups but with a beautiful shiny gold finish!
The dimensions of the chrome-covered portion are 2.66L" x 1.10W" x 0.66" high. The distance between the screw holes is about 3.09". The core of the pickup is a ferrite magnet, otherwise known as ceramic.
Here's blues man Larry McCray trying out a Highwood Guitars build by customer Jason Mills, which features the chrome version of one of these pickups:
As shown in the photos, these pickups come with springs and screws for mounting
Watch Shane Speal, King of the Cigar Box Guitar, run the chrome version of this pickup through its paces.