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Cassidy Guitars Pickup Specifications

A lot of people ask what pickups are used on our Standard Guitars and Basses.

 

Well in order to match our Philosophy of producing great value guitars whilst not compromising on quality, we chose to develop our own range of pickups. Using modern production methods and the finest materials we have produced a small range of pickups matched to our guitars and in line with our philosophy of combining high quality and great value for money. Whilst these are not big name brand pickups, our Customers are pleasantly surprised at just how good they sound.

 

Detailed specifications of our range of pickups used on our Standard Guitars and Basses are outlined below.

 

Europa

 

Cassidy Guitars uses Europa PickupsOur Standard Metal Cased Humbucker available in Gold, Chrome or Black with a Classic Bues / Rock voicing.

Specs as follows : Metal cased Twin Coil Ceramic Bar Wax Potted Humbucker. Neck 7.2k, Bridge 16.0k 9.6H

 

Used on the following models : CE501, CE551, CE711, CE701, BV351, AX351

 

 

 

 

 

Titan

 

Cassidy Guitars uses Titan PickupsOur Standard Open Humbucker with a Classic Bues / Rock voicing.

Specs as follows : Open Ceramic Bar Humbucker. Neck wound with AWG42 with Formvar Insulation 7.2k 3.8H, Bridge wound with AW43 with Formvar Insulation 16k 9.6H

 

Used on the following models : CE531, BV301 (Br), BV311 (Br), BV501 (Br), AX350 (Br), AX355 (Br)

 

 

 

 

Proteus

 

Cassidy Guitars uses Proteus PickupsAlnico V Open Zebra Humbucker designed to deliver a smooth Vintage tone.

 

Specifications as follows : Open Zebra Humbuckers, Alnico V Magnets with 6 adjustable and 6 fixed poles. Neck wound with AWG42 with Formvar Insulation 7.2k 3.8H, Bridge wound with AW43 with Formvar Insulation 16k 9.6H

 

Used on the following models : CE751

 

 

 

Ariel

 

Cassidy Guitars uses Ariel PickupsLipstick Tele style Neck Pickup producing a smooth and gentle Rhythm sound

 

Specifications as follows : Chrome Metal cased Ceramic Bar Magnet Neck 7.6k, 1.46H

 

Used on the following models : BV511 (Neck)

 

 

 

 

Dysnomia

 

Cassidy Guitars uses Dysnomia PickupsDesigned to unleash the monstrous tones of our 7 String Axeman.

 

Specifications as follows : 7 String Open Humbucker with all fuixed poile pieces. High Output Ceramic Bar Magnets. Neck wound with AWG42 with Formvar Insulation 8.8k 4.5H, Bridge wound with AW43 with Formvar Insulation 18k 9.5H

 

Used on the following models : AX501

 

 

Hyperion

 

Cassidy Guitars uses Hyperion PickupsOur standard single coil pickup producing a range of Classic sounds in the different positions.

 

Specifications as follows : Open Coil Ceramic Bar Magnet with Flat Top Pole pices. Neck 5.5k 3.4H, Middle 5.5k 3.4H, Bridge 6.0k 4.0H

 

Used on the following models : BV301, BV311, BV501, BV511 (Br), AX350 (M/N), AX355 (M/N)

 

 

 

Phoebe

 

Cassidy Guitars uses Phoebe PickupsOur standard split coil bass pickup delivering a classic fat smooth tone.

 

Specifications as follows : Traditional split coil hum cancelling bass pickup. 8.0k 3.0H

 

Used on the following models : BVB351, BVB351 (Ash)

 

 

 

 

Oberon

 

Cassidy Guitars uses Oberon PickupsVintage voiced and designed to offer punch and definition in a variety of band styles.

 

Specifications as follows : Neck 8k 6.1H, Bridge 8.4k 6.8H

 

Used on the following models : BVB361, BVB361 (Ash)

 

 

 

 

Lo

 

Cassidy Guitars uses Lo PickupsLo has been designed in order to offer maximum range of tone on our 5 String Active Bass.

 

Specifications as follows : 5 String Active Bass Single Coil with Alnico 5 Rod Magnets. Neck 8k 6.1H, Bridge 8.4k 6.8H

 

Used on the following models : CB901

 

 

 

 

Moon

 

Cassidy Guitars uses Moon PickupsOur standard Acoustic pickup uses a blend of mic and piezo with 1/4″ and XLR Outputs and onboard Tuner.

 

Specifications as follows : 3 band EQ with LCD Tuner, Input Impedance: >15MOhm, Frequency Response: 20Hz—20KHz, Control Range: BASS / Middle / Treble ±12dB, Power supply: 9V Alkaline Battery, Low Battery Check LED. Function: Notch、Phase、PIEZO & C-MIC Blender、LCD Tuner System. Tuner Function: Tuner,Auto Chromatic tuning

 

Used on the following models : Hurworth CA411C

 

 

Note on branded Pickups

 

 

We use Fishman Presys+ pickups on out Whorlton and Blackwell acoustics. Other acoustic models can be equipped with pickups if required – please ask for a quote.

 

We use a wide range of pickups on our UK Custom Build Electric Guitars and Basses including from the Seymour Duncan and Fender Custom Shop ranges, and we are happy to include whatever pickups are requested by the Customer in their build.

 

From time to time Customers request upgrades to the pickups in our Standard models, or undertake this work themselves. Whilst this may result in a marginal improvement in certain aspects of tone, we would always advise Customers to try the pickups as they are for a while and possibly consider upgrading the amplification used before modifying the guitar pickups.

 

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