Custom pickups from the company who build guitars for Matthew Bellamy and Josh Homme 12-May-10
Mansons Guitar Shop and UK custom pickup manufacturers, Bare Knuckle, have collaborated on a set of unique pickups that they tell us are aimed at the contemporary player that seeks tight tone, huge bass response and powerful output. Here's what they have to say about the MBK-3
With more kick than the existing MBK-1 and MBK-2 pickup sets, as featured on the company's custom guitars and used by artists such as Matthew Bellamy and Josh Homme, the new Manson MBK-3 pickup sets feature a tech spec to delight the player to whom the word djent needs no further explanation.
Far more flexible than a metal sounding pickup, Manson's have been busy experimenting with these custom pickups in several new guitars under wraps at their Devon based workshops. The specs have been refined to provide a hard hitting pickup that's suited to hard rock, metal, punk, and other unruly sounds! Combining the power of three ceramic magnets in the bridge and an Isotropic Alnico V in the neck, these chrome custom etched pickups work in any humbucker equipped guitar.
The existing MBK-1 custom P-90 in a humbucker set continue to provide hot-rodded blues and rock tones with a punchy, clean, single coil vibe whilst the ever-popular MBK-2 set combine a further modified P-90 humbucker neck pickup with a fat, mid heavy, highly defined custom bridge humbucker utilising Alnico V magnets.
The new passive pickups are handmade in the UK by Bare Knuckle pickups using the finest materials either manufactured by them or locally sourced. The launch of the MBK-3's comes after extensive consultation with Mansons and is the culmination of years of experience developing the best sounding pickups money can buy. Pricing and Availability:
The MBK-3 pickup sets are available now direct from Mansons for Â£229 inc VAT.