Railhammer Pickups Launches Hyper Vintage Model

Published 11 years ago on June 7, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Railhammer Pickups Launches Hyper Vintage Model -

The Hyper Vintage bridge and neck model pickups are aimed at theplayer who likes a more traditional PAF style sound. Using Alnico 5magnets and 42 gauge wire, the tone is warm, open, lightlycompressed, with chimey highs. The Hyper Vintage is well suited forblues, classic rock, old school metal and punk, that "brown" sound,or for any player looking for a vintage vibe but wants theadvantages of the Railhammer design.

The patent pending Railhammers are designed by award winningguitar industry veteran Joe Naylor. Railhammers feature rails underthe wound strings for tight lows, and poles under the plain stringsfor fat highs. The result is clarity that is similar to an activepickup, but with the harmonic content and organic tone of a passivedesign.

Touch sensitivity, sustain, and harmonic content are alsoenhanced by the extremely efficient magnetic structure, and theelimination of any moving parts. The strong magnetic field alsoprevents any dead spots when bending strings.

Other features include: universal spacing, six screw baseplate,four-conductor wiring (for custom wiring such as coil split, phase,series/parallel, etc.) and height tapered rails which contributesto consistent volume overall from string to string.

The bridge model is wound to 8.5K, the neck model to 7.5K. Thisprovides excellent tone and volume balance when switching betweenpickup positions.

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