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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.
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
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), AX401
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
Specifications as follows : Chrome Metal cased Ceramic Bar Magnet Neck 7.6k, 1.46H
Used on the following models : BV511 (Neck)
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
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)
Specifications as follows : Traditional split coil hum cancelling bass pickup. 8.0k 3.0H
Used on the following models : BVB351, BVB351 (Ash)
Specifications as follows : Neck 8k 6.1H, Bridge 8.4k 6.8H
Used on the following models : BVB361, BVB361 (Ash)
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
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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