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  1. EMG 81 Black
  2. Seymour Duncan TB-4 BLK
  3. EMG 60 BK
  4. Seymour Duncan SH6NWH
  5. Seymour Duncan APH-1B4C Zebra
  6. Gibson 57 Classic Vintage GC
  7. EMG JH “HET” Set BC
  8. Seymour Duncan SH2N-4C Zebra
  9. Fishman Fluence Tosin Abasi Set BK
  10. EMG 57/66 Set BC
  11. Seymour Duncan SH-5NCOV
  12. EMG JH “HET” Set BRC
  13. PRS 59/09 Treble Pickup ACC-3404
  14. Seymour Duncan SH2N-4C WH
  15. EMG 57/66 Set F-Spaced BK
  16. Seymour Duncan TB-PG1B Zebra
  17. Gibson 57 Classic Vintage NC
  18. DiMarzio DP200 Bridge BK
  19. EMG 57/66 Set LS C
  20. EMG 85 BK
  21. EMG JH “HET” Set G
  22. Seymour Duncan SH-4BK
  23. Seymour Duncan SH2N-4C BLK
  24. EMG 85X Black
  25. Seymour Duncan SH6NBlack
  26. Seymour Duncan SH6B BLK
  27. Fishman Fluence Tosin Abasi Set BN
  28. Fishman Fluence Modern Humb. Set BRST
  29. EMG JH “HET” Set C
  30. Seymour Duncan SH-5 Zebra

1. EMG 81 Black

EMG 81 Black

Active Pickup for Electric Guitar

  • Humbucker
  • For the bridge position
  • Strong ceramic magnets and close aperture coils create a sound with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut, and fluid sustain
  • Ideal for high gain applications due to its very low susceptibility to feedback
  • Output: High
  • String spacing: Universal
  • Connectors: Solderless
  • Magnet: Ceramic
  • Width: 70 mm
  • Height: 38 mm
  • Installation depth: 23 mm
  • Mounting screw spacing: 78 mm
  • Cap colour: Black
  • Made in USA

Includes EMG’s solderless installation system:

  • 25k Tone potentiometer
  • 25k Volume pot
  • Battery bus
  • Stereo output jack
  • In/Out bus for two pickups
  • Fixing screws and springs
  • Audio cable
  • 2 Connection cables
  • Output cable
  • Battery cable

2. Seymour Duncan TB-4 BLK

Seymour Duncan TB-4 BLK

Pickup

  • Jeff Beck pickup
  • Trembucker for FR tremolos
  • High output
  • With many overtones and lots of sustain
  • Colour: Black

3. EMG 60 BK

EMG 60 BK

Active Humbucker Pickup for Electric Guitar

  • Narrow coils similar to a mini humbucker produce harmonic overtones with great sustain
  • Position: Neck
  • Output: High
  • Solderless connections
  • Magnet material: Ceramic
  • Colour: Black
  • Made in USA

With EMG’s solderless installation system:

  • 25 kOhm volume and tone potentiometer with ribbed shaft (9.5 mm thread length)
  • Battery bus
  • Stereo output jack
  • Two pickup in/out buses
  • Mounting screws and springs
  • Pickup cable
  • 2x Connecting cable
  • Output cable and battery cable

4. Seymour Duncan SH6NWH

Seymour Duncan SH6NWH

Pickup

  • For electric guitars
  • Humbucker
  • Neck position
  • Aggressive overtones
  • Totally chunky in the lower frequency range
  • Colour: White

5. Seymour Duncan APH-1B4C Zebra

Seymour Duncan APH-1B4C Zebra

Pickup

  • Alnico II pro
  • Humbucker
  • Bridge position
  • 4-Wire connector cable
  • Colour: Zebra

6. Gibson 57 Classic Vintage GC

Gibson 57 Classic Vintage GC

Original Gibson Humbucker

The first humbucker was the PAF by Seth Lover (the PAF gets its name from the “patent applied for” sticker which was stuck on its underside), and this was subsequently found on the legendary Gibson guitars, including Les Paul, SG, ES series, but also in the exotics like Flying V or Explorer. For many guitarists it is still the best: not a screamer – it is much too classy for that – ​​but it can sing like no other pickup. Nowadays even the tough guys prefer to use the PAF in the neck position, because it harmonises so well with a slightly more violent-sounding pickup on the bridge.

  • ’57 Classic
  • The ultimate reissue of the “Patent Applied For” pickup
  • Characteristics: From a clear bluesy sound to a fat, sustain-rich lead sound
  • Colour: Gold

7. EMG JH “HET” Set BC

EMG JH "HET" Set BC

Active James Hetfield Pickup Set

  • 1x EMG JH-B and 1x JH-N humbucker pickups
  • Incl. EMG’s exclusive solderless installation system
  • 2x Volume potentiometers 25k
  • 2x Tone potentiometers 25k
  • Potentiometer shaft length: 10 mm
  • Battery buss
  • Stereo output socket
  • 2 x Pickup in/out buss
  • 2 Pairs of mounting screws and springs
  • 2 x Pickup cables
  • 4 x Connection cables
  • Output cables and battery cable
  • Finish: Black chrome

8. Seymour Duncan SH2N-4C Zebra

Seymour Duncan SH2N-4C Zebra

Micro double bobinage

  • Position manche
  • 4 conducteurs
  • Couleur: Zebra (noir/crème)

9. Fishman Fluence Tosin Abasi Set BK

Fishman Fluence Tosin Abasi Set BK

Set de 2 micros double bobinage actifs

  • Pour guitare électrique
  • Signature Tosin Abasi
  • Puissance de sortie élevée
  • Offre des combinaisons multi-bobines en relation avec différents timbres, un circuit magnétique blindé avec plots et un aimant à lame sur le micro manche pour une interaction authentique à une seule bobine
  • Voix 1 pour les deux micros: Améliore les médiums-graves et ajuste le niveau de sortie selon le goût de Tosin
  • Voix 2 pour micro chevalet: Brillant et propre, avec une extrémité supérieure extrêmement rapide et détaillée pour une réponse percussive et une netteté cristalline
  • Voix 2 pour micro manche: Son de Rock/Hard Rock classique qui s’unit à tout mixage avec les médiums tranchants d’un double bobinage surenroulé et les aigus vitreux d’un P.A.F. Vintage
  • Le micro manche en simple bobinage offre des sons style T Vintage et le micro chevalet se concentre sur les sons creux des positions 2 & 4 style ST
  • Connexions: Connecteur multibroches & soudure
  • Micro chevalet avec aimants en céramique
  • Micro manche avec aimants Alnico 5
  • Capots noirs
  • Fabriqué aux USA

Composition du set:

  • 2 micros double bobinage actifs
  • 2 potentiomètres de volume
  • 2 potentiomètres de tonalité Push/Pull
  • Longueur du filetage des axes: 9,5 mm
  • Câble de sortie
  • Embase de sortie stéréo
  • Port pour pile
  • 2 condensateurs (contrôle de tonalité)
  • Vis de fixation et ressorts

10. EMG 57/66 Set BC

EMG 57/66 Set BC

Active Pickup Set

  • EMG 57 (bridge) and EMG 66 (neck) humbucker
  • 2x 25k Volume potis (Short Shaft 10 mm thread length)
  • 2x 25k Tone potis (Short Shaft 10 mm thread length)
  • Battery bus
  • Stereo output jack
  • 2 Pickup In / Out bus
  • 2 Pairs of fixing screws and springs
  • 2 Pickup cables
  • 4x Connection cable
  • Output cable and battery cable
  • Surface: Black Chrome
  • Includes EMG’s exclusive Solderless (solderless) installation system

11. Seymour Duncan SH-5NCOV

Seymour Duncan SH-5NCOV

Humbucker Pickup

  • PAF
  • Ceramic magnets
  • Moderate/ high output
  • 4-Wire
  • Nickel cover

12. EMG JH “HET” Set BRC

EMG JH "HET" Set BRC

Active Pickup Set

  • James Hetfield (Metallica) signature set
  • EMG JH-B and JH-N humbucker
  • String spacing: Standard
  • With EMG’s exclusive “Solderless” installation system
  • 2 x 25 k Volume potentiometers
  • 2 x 25 k Sound potentiometers
  • Potentiometer shaft length: 10 mm
  • Battery bus
  • Stereo output socket
  • 2 Pickup in / out bus
  • 2 Pairs of fixing screws and springs
  • 2 Pickup cables
  • 4 Connection cables
  • Output cable and battery cable
  • Finish: Brushed chrome

13. PRS 59/09 Treble Pickup ACC-3404

PRS 59/09 Treble Pickup ACC-3404

Electric Guitar Pickups

  • Bridge position
  • Alnico magnet
  • Impedance: 9.3 kOhm
  • 3-Wire with shielding
  • Without cover

14. Seymour Duncan SH2N-4C WH

Seymour Duncan SH2N-4C WH

Humbucker pickup

  • For electric guitar
  • Jazz model
  • Clear and articulated sound
  • Very smooth, very warm sound
  • 4-connector port
  • Neck position
  • Colour: white

15. EMG 57/66 Set F-Spaced BK

EMG 57/66 Set F-Spaced BK

Active Pickup Set

  • 1 EMG 57 (bridge) and 1 EMG 66 (neck) Humbucker
  • Medium Output
  • The ’57 bridge pickup offers a characteristic PAF quality in its sound, while the active attributes provide the headroom and punch necessary to deliver more definition and presence
  • The ’66 neck pickup is warm with a smooth mid-range
  • Powerful depths and clarity in the highs
  • F-Spaced for guitars with wider “F-Style” string spacing
  • Connections: Solderless
  • Magnet material: AlNiCo 5
  • Cap colour: Black
  • Made in USA

Includes EMG’s Exclusive Solderless Installation System:

  • 2x 25k Volume Potis (shaft length: 9,5 mm)
  • 2x 25k Tone potis (shaft length: 9,5 mm)
  • Battery bus
  • Stereo output jack
  • 2 Pickups (In/Out Bus)
  • 2 Pairs of fixing screws and springs
  • 2x Pickup cable
  • 4x Connecting cable
  • Output cable and battery cable

16. Seymour Duncan TB-PG1B Zebra

Seymour Duncan TB-PG1B Zebra

Pickup for electric guitar

  • Trembucker
  • P.A.F. sound with enhanced mid range
  • For the bridge position
  • Medium output
  • Dual coil
  • Alnico II magnets
  • Vacuum wax potted
  • DC resistance: 8.8 kOhm
  • 4-Wire connection cable
  • Colour: Zebra
  • Made in the USA

Note: Register your product at www.w-distribution.de/Warranty to extend the warranty to 4 years.


17. Gibson 57 Classic Vintage NC

Gibson 57 Classic Vintage NC

Pickup

The first humbucker was the PAF by Seth Lover (the PAF gets its name from the “patent applied for” sticker which was stuck on its underside), and this was subsequently found on the legendary Gibson guitars, including Les Paul, SG, ES series, but also in the exotics like Flying V or Explorer. For many guitarists it is still the best: not a screamer – it is much too classy for that – ​​but it can sing like no other pickup. Nowadays even the tough guys prefer to use the PAF in the neck position, because it harmonises so well with a slightly more violent-sounding pickup on the bridge.

  • Humbucker
  • The ultimate reissue of the legendary PAF
  • Clear, bluesy sound to fat, sustain-rich lead sound
  • Nickel cover

18. DiMarzio DP200 Bridge BK

DiMarzio DP200 Bridge BK

Bridge Pickup

The Steve Morse model delivers a powerful sound with ringing mids, but still has enough clarity to be assertive. Everybody knowing the typical singing lead sound of guitar genious Steve Morse, will know precisely what that means… Especially suitable for the bridge position, in combination, but with an even hotter bridge pickup it can be used also at the neck.

  • Humbucker
  • Steve Morse model
  • Bridge position

19. EMG 57/66 Set LS C

EMG 57/66 Set LS C

Pickup Set for Electric Guitar

  • Construction: Humbucker
  • Output: Medium
  • The “57” bridge pickup offers the characteristic PAF quality in its sound, while the active attributes provide the headroom and the punch for more definition and presence
  • The “66” neck pickup is warm with a smooth Mid-Range, powerful basses and clarity in the treble
  • Potentiometers with long shaft for guitars with thicker tops
  • Connections: Solderless
  • Magnet material: Alnico 5
  • Cap colour: Chrome
  • Made in USA

Set contains:

  • EMGs exclusive solderless installation system
  • 2 Volume potentiometers 25 k
  • 2 Tone potentiometers 25 k
  • Poti shaft length: 19 mm)
  • Battery bus
  • Stereo output socket
  • 2 Pickup in/out bus
  • 2 Pairs of fixing screws and springs
  • 2 Pickup cables
  • 4 Connection cables
  • Output and battery cables

20. EMG 85 BK

EMG 85 BK

Guitar Pickup

Active pickups in electric guitars are where opinions differ: But one thing must also be admitted by skeptics: The EMG pickups sound fantastic and produce no background noise, and the long list of prominent users (including David Gilmour, Steve Lukather and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett) simply speaks for itself!

The EMG 85 is modelled on the legendary PAF, uses Alnico magnets and therefore sounds warm and melodious without emphasising certain frequencies. Pure guitar! Black with gold EMG logo.

  • Humbucker
  • Active version
  • No background noise
  • No humming
  • Alnico magnets
  • Warm attack with rich trebles and mids
  • Very similar to PAF
  • EMG logo gold
  • With potentiometers
  • Colour: Black

21. EMG JH “HET” Set G

EMG JH "HET" Set G

Active Pickup Set

  • James Hetfield (Metallica) signature set
  • EMG JH-B and JH-N humbucker
  • With EMG’s exclusive solderless “Solderless” installation system
  • 2 Volume potentiometers: 25 k
  • 2 Sound potentiometers: 25 k
  • Poti shaft length: 10 mm
  • Battery bus
  • Stereo output socket
  • 2 Pickup in/ out bus
  • 2 Pairs of fixing screws and springs
  • 2 Pickup cables
  • 4 Connection cables
  • Output cable and battery cable
  • Finish: Gold

22. Seymour Duncan SH-4BK

Seymour Duncan SH-4BK

Pickup

The SH4 offers the exact sound that many guitarists wish for, especially from the bridge position: high output with many overtones, melodious, and perfect in the middle frequency range – this pickup is justification for the popularity of Seymour Duncan. Make your guitar sing or roar – play as you wish!

Features:

  • Singing mids with raised output signal
  • Perfect mixture of sustain and distortion
  • Particularly suitable for rock and blues
  • Colour: Black

23. Seymour Duncan SH2N-4C BLK

Seymour Duncan SH2N-4C BLK

Jazz Neck Pickup

This is the perfect pickup for guitarists who prefer a clear sound that retains and transfers all the fine details of their playing. A great companion for all things jazz. This pickup communicates the acoustic components very clearly, especially (but not only!) with semi-acoustic guitars. But the SH2 can also make an excellent combination with neck pickups with a stronger output, giving you the best of both worlds – rock and jazz in one guitar.

  • Clear and articulated
  • Very smooth
  • Very warm sound
  • 4-Connector

24. EMG 85X Black

EMG 85X Black

Active Pickup for Electric Guitar

  • High output humbucker with long sustain
  • Alnico magnets
  • Can be used in neck and bridge
  • Newly developed preamp with open and dynamic sound concept
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. solderless installation,volume/tone control set with split shaft, output jack, battery clip, screws

25. Seymour Duncan SH6NBlack

Seymour Duncan SH6NBlack

Pickup for Electric Guitar

  • Humbucker
  • For the neck position
  • Aggressive overtones
  • Chunky in the lower frequency range
  • Colour: Black

26. Seymour Duncan SH6B BLK

Seymour Duncan SH6B BLK

Pickup

High output, aggressive highs that enjoy nudging tones into overtones, and a full-bodied sound that doesn’t turn muddy in the lower frequencies – these make the Seymour Duncan Distortion an ideal lead pickup for fans of truly distorted sounds.

  • Bridge position
  • Aggressive overtones
  • Chunky in lower the frequency range
  • Colour: Black

27. Fishman Fluence Tosin Abasi Set BN

Fishman Fluence Tosin Abasi Set BN

Set de 2 micros double bobinage actifs

  • Pour guitare électrique
  • Signature Tosin Abasi
  • Puissance de sortie élevée
  • Offre des combinaisons multi-bobines en relation avec différents timbres, un circuit magnétique blindé avec plots et un aimant à lame sur le micro manche pour une interaction authentique à une seule bobine
  • Voix 1 pour les deux micros: Améliore les médiums-graves et ajuste le niveau de sortie selon le goût de Tosin
  • Voix 2 pour micro chevalet: Brillant et propre, avec une extrémité supérieure extrêmement rapide et détaillée pour une réponse percussive et une netteté cristalline
  • Voix 2 pour micro manche: Son de Rock/Hard Rock classique qui s’unit à tout mixage avec les médiums tranchants d’un double bobinage surenroulé et les aigus vitreux d’un P.A.F. Vintage
  • Le micro manche en simple bobinage offre des sons style T Vintage et le micro chevalet se concentre sur les sons creux des positions 2 & 4 style ST
  • Connexions: Connecteur multibroches & soudure
  • Micro chevalet avec aimants en céramique
  • Micro manche avec aimants Alnico 5
  • Capots nickel noir
  • Fabriqué aux USA

Composition du set:

  • 2 micros double bobinage actifs
  • 2 potentiomètres de volume
  • 2 potentiomètres de tonalité Push/Pull
  • Longueur du filetage des axes: 9,5 mm
  • Câble de sortie
  • Embase de sortie stéréo
  • Port pour pile
  • 2 condensateurs (contrôle de tonalité)
  • Vis de fixation et ressorts

28. Fishman Fluence Modern Humb. Set BRST

Fishman Fluence Modern Humb. Set BRST

Active Pickup Set for Electric Guitar

  • Construction: Humbucker
  • Output: Medium
  • 2 Voicings per pickup
  • Voice 1: Modern Active high output
  • Voice 2: Crisp, Clean & Fluid
  • Powered by 9V battery or rechargeable battery (available under article no. 358430, not included)
  • Connectors: 2-Wire
  • Magnet material: AlNiCo 5
  • Cap colour: Brushed Stainless
  • Includes 2 volume pots and 2 Push/Pull tone pots (Pull for Voice 2)

29. EMG JH “HET” Set C

EMG JH "HET" Set C

James Hetfield signature pickup set for electric guitar

This set captures the clarity and the punch of a passive pickup, yet retains the legendary, active tone that has shaped a generation. Designed after the pickups that James has used for 30 years, the end result was however a very different animal; expect a more power and fuller bass at the neck, and a tighter attack with less inductance for a clearer bass on the bridge.

  • Construction: humbuckers, active
  • Output: high
  • Connections: solderless
  • Cap colour: Chrome
  • Made in the USA

Set contains:

  • EMG’s exclusive solderless installation system
  • 2x 25 k volume potentiometers
  • 2x 25 k tone potiometers (potentiometer shaft length: 10 mm)
  • Battery bus
  • Stereo output socket
  • 2x Pickup in / out bus
  • 2x Pairs of mounting screws and springs
  • 2x Pickup cable
  • 4c Connecting cables
  • Output cable & battery cable

30. Seymour Duncan SH-5 Zebra

Seymour Duncan SH-5 Zebra

Humbucker Pickup

  • PAF
  • Ceramic magnets
  • Moderate/High output
  • 4-Wire
  • Colour: Zebra

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