Bare Knuckle Riffraff Humbucker Set Zebra
The coils of every Bare Knuckle pickup is scatterwound with varying gauges of enamelled copper wire, the thickness of the wire and type of wire insulation dependant upon the sound they are after. They wind the majority of their pickups with the traditional plain enamel wire used originally in the early days of pickup winding.
Scatterwinding by hand can be time consuming but it has many advantages over conventional machine winding, not least a far superior sound. When a coil is scatterwound, the wire isn't as close or even, layer on layer, as with a machine and this lowers the distributed capacitance that exists between the turns of the wire. Lower capacitance allows more top end through, the resonant peak increases slightly and the pickup has a flatter frequency response across its range. The result is a clearer, more open sound that has the impression of being louder purely by the amount of extra detail and dynamics present.
The Riffraff humbucker is modeled after the early 60's PAF humbuckers. It uses a shorter rough cast Alnico V magnet, with a more symmetrical wind of 42 AWG plain enamel wire providing more focus in the upper-mids and brighter highs. The bottom-end is deep but very controlled and coupled with the extra cut in the high-end, allow for plenty of snap and a classic range of organic, clean and driven tones.
- Standard spacing
- 4 conductor
- Long leg
- Bridge 8.2K Neck 7.5K
- Alnico V magnets