“...you feel the rush of the city lights”

Trademarks: Enhanced low midrange. Typical 80's "snarl".

Styles: 80's US hard rock & metal

Output: High

Retail price: 120 Euros (without VAT) per pickup

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  • AlNiCo 5 humbucker with high output and nice roaring midrange. Plays well on almost every Power Strat-style guitar, especially on basswood-bodied guitars. GASer delivers the typical 80's American hard’n’heavy rock sound with that special low-midrange enhancement. It covers anything that was (and still is) played by those long haired, leather dressed riff nailers and shred kings. 

    Available in 49,2mm and 52mm spacing and in double black, zebra, or double ivory look, without cover.

    Designed for the bridge position.

    Recommended Combinations*:
    1. Combine GASer (bridge position) with PAFoid N Plus (neck position) and GASlite 59 (middle position) on a HSH style guitar and you’ll get a set for 80s US metal and more
    2. Combine GASer (bridge position) with PAFoid N Plus (neck with on a HH Power Strat® style guitar and you’ll get the typical US hard rock and metal tone of the 80's

    *Important Note: The final tonal result will be highly dependent on the user's guitar

  • Rdc range14,4 kOhms
    Resonance frequency4,5 kHz
    Bar magnet alloyA5c
    Pole screw alloy1018
    Slug alloy1215
    Coils windingBalanced
    Winding wire (AWG, Coating)43 Polysol
    Hookup wire4 conductor

  • Yannis (GAS Pickups) shows some overdriven licks on GAShopper N and GASer

  • Introduction

    For the proper installation and wiring of your GAS Pickups, we strongly recommend letting a professional luthier or electrician perform this job in order for the pickups to be installed correctly and with no damage, which would harm the pickup’s functionality and warranty.


    All GAS Standard Humbuckers are delivered with proper height adjustment screws and springs. GAS Standard Humbuckers accept US 3-48 thread screws.


    GAS Standard full sized Humbuckers come with a four (+one bare) conductor hook-up wire. This will allow you to perform any desired connection (as coil split, out of phase, or series operation) on the same pickup, as well as with other humbuckers from any brand. Humbuckers have several metal parts that are grounded on the bare wire. Therefore, the bare wire always goes on ground.

    The color code of a GAS standard humbucker is shown below.

    For the desired wiring diagram of your guitar, please refer to the dozens of specialized websites with such diagrams, depending on the desired pickup configuration.

    Pickup height or string distance

    There is a lot of conversation on this item. The fact is, there is no absolute guidance for a generic pickup height adjustment! The distance of a pickup to the strings is dependent on countless factors, such as pickup output, pickup position, string gauge, the guitar itself, the guitarist’s overall playing technique (string hitting, etc.), and the musical styles that are about to be covered. In the case of a pickup set, usually the pickup height is adjusted so all pickups show a similar output level, but this is not a rule. Our recommendation: The desired pickup height adjustment is a procedure that may last longer than you think; just start with a generic distance of 2mm on the e strings and repeat the procedure (adjust, play, listen, re-adjust) until you are satisfied. Don’t forget to adjust in small steps (e.g., one full turn of the height adjustment screw each time) in order to easily come back one step if you are not happy with the new situation. And, trust us, if you just repeat the whole thing a couple of weeks later, you will probably find yourself re-adjusting the height again. It is something that each musician should go through by himself.


    GAS Standard Humbuckers are direct replacements for usual humbucker models, that based on Gibson® humbuckers prototypes and similar models. The dimensions for GAS Standard full sized Humbuckers (with and without a pickup cover) and the GAS 4-connector wire color code are as follows (sizes in mm):


    • Yes, they are available in 49,2 mm and 52 mm versions.

    • It is the standard delivered form (except for the Karmabucker models, which are delivered with a single braided wire). Upon request, any standard humbucker can be delivered with a single braided hookup wire at exactly the same price.

    • GAS standard humbuckers are delivered with proper height adjustment screws for placement on a pickup ring. If direct wood mounting is required, please let us know so we can deliver with proper screws.