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Dreaming of a sparkling, pristine clean chord coming out from your guitar? Wishing a meaty, spanky, yet dynamic riff to rule your 4x12"s? Or wanna play the ultimate twangy run, to get people off their seats? Then, a GAS single is for you!


GAS Singles look like, but are not, ordinary single coils! Most of them are based on original, old pickups, but are not plain copies: Almost every model keeps a little secret in its design, which allows to embellish a specific sound detail of an instrument. Some are really hyper-clean, but not weak. Others are aggressive, but very dynamic. We have worked over months on their design, and are still optimizing them!


After lots of tests, we use AlNiCo III & V (A3, A5) rods on our Singles. Our rods are bevel- as well as flat-tops. They have subtle, but clear differences: Bevel top rods show a smoother attack and light compression. Flat-tops show sharper attack and better dynamics in the overall pickup behavior, due to the rapid, extreme magnetic field divergence locally on the rod edge (watch our new video on our YouTube channel on this topic, here).

Further upon we use  P155 polysol enamelled AWG 42 & 43 wire, as well as heavy PVA (identical to the "old Formvar®" wire!) AWG 42 wire, and Plain Enamel AWG 42 wire, depending on the model and the desired frequency response.


GAS Singles are grouped in S-Singles (for Strats®, Power Strats®, etc), T-Singles (for Telecasters®), and Large Singles (P90 style, GAS-Master for Jazzmasters®, custom models, etc.).


Note: When comparing pickup data, we strongly recommend to not judge a guitar pickup by its DC Resistance. This easily measured, widely known size does not tell that much about the sound coloration that is expected from a cetrain pickup, when operated on a guitar.


Furthermore, it's the frequency response curve (frequency vs level) and especially the resonance peak of each pickup model, that do better describe the frequency response and harmonic content, which determine the sound. You may find the resonance frequency on each of our guitar pickup model data (last line, on the bottom of each model's description).


Apart from these, you have to consider, that the guitar electrics (vol & tone pots, tone caps) as well as the guitar cable will also significantly drift the resonance frequency towards mellower range and cut the peak in many dBs. Also, metallic pickup covers as in Telly neck and Humbucker pickups, will also cut the resonance peak and (depending on the finish) also slightly drift the resonance frequency. GAS Humbucker data that are presented below, are measured WITHOUT covers.



Last-not-least: The connection wire (a.k.a. "hook-up cable") of a humbucker and a P90-style pickup do also contribute to the overall sound coloration. GAS buckers and G models are fine tuned during the final quality control by the length of their connection wire (single braided or 4 conductor). Therefore we recommend to not shorten the wire at any way during installing a GAS humbucker or G model on a guitar.