We are proud to announce the release of the latest edition to our artist signature pickup range, the Misha Mansoor 'Juggernaut' humbuckers.
Best known as the guitarist and founder of US progressive metal giants Periphery, Misha is also a much in demand music producer and has worked with Animals As Leaders, Stray From The Path, An Obscure Signal, Born Of Osiris, Being, Veil Of Maya and Volumes. A long time Bare Knuckle user it seemed a logical step to create a set of humbuckers that encompassed all of Misha's specific needs for his guitars.
These humbucker sets will be available at the end of the month in 6,7 and 7 string Soapbar, open and covered humbucker formats. Also available with optional 'Bulb' design cover etch which adds a further dimension to an already unique pickup.
"The Bare Knuckle Juggernaut encapsulates everything that I look for in a pickup in a ground breaking way. I can finally have the tightness and attack of a ceramic with the dynamics and musical nature of an Alnico. I can proudly call the Bare Knuckle 'Juggernaut' my signature pickup set." Misha Mansoor
The Juggernaut humbucker is designed with symmetrically hand-wound twin screw coils and has a unique combination of massive Alnico V and ceramic VIII flankers for its engine in the bridge and a custom size Alnico V in the neck. Bass response is big and focused with lots of weight in the mids for the ultimate in definition through complex extended chord voicings. High end is rich and vocal with all of the articulation and dynamic control that Misha demands for his progressive playing style.
"The pickups are full and musical at all times even though they are super tight and can turn very aggressive if you pick hard."
Whether it's crushing rhythm tones, fluid solo tone or massive clean soundscapes that you want to create, the Juggernaut humbuckers deliver on every level. The stunning optional 'Bulb' design cover etch adds a further dimension to an already unique pickup.
As with all Bare Knuckle humbuckers, 4 conductor hook-up not only allows access to standard series (humbucking) tone but also parallel wiring (still hum cancelling) or selection of either individual coil for total versatility.
** DC Readings
6 string Bridge - 13.3K / 7 string Bridge - 14.3K
6 string Neck - 8.9K / 7 string Neck - 9.3K
13.3 ** KΩ *
8.9 ** KΩ *
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Best for Progressive Rock & Metal, Thrash, Death Metal, Punk, Hardcore, Hard Rock, Metalcore and Extreme Metal styles.
Any solid-body; heavily detuned and extended range guitars; any guitar needing more control in the bass and increased focus in the mids with singing high end.
Individual bridge, neck or calibrated bridge & neck set. Standard or wide space bridge. Short leg baseplate option only due to the custom size magnets. Braided 2 conductor or 4 conductor hookup. Bobbin colours: black, cream, white, red, blue, green, yellow, pink, purple, zebra, reverse zebra plus aged finishes. Covers: nickel, chrome, gold, black, brushed nickel, raw nickel, camo, black battle worn, burnt chrome plus aged finishes. Optional custom 'Bulb' cover etch.
Posted by Zachary Purnell on 23rd Feb 2014
I bought these pickups for my Agile Septor Elite 727 7-String. The stock pickups (Cepheus) were Active and very muddy, when I played big chords you couldn't hear each string clearly. I hated how the stock pickups sounded very compressed and lacked the dynamicness of my playing. These pickups allow you to control the gain. The harder you pick, the higher the gain. I would recommend these to any one looking to upgrade pickups. I will be posing a before and after video on my YouTube page soon, (Guitarplayerzzz) Check it out if you want!