GAS Drax B
A specific power tool
Trademarks: Enhanced low midrange. Powerful, yet transparent tone.
Styles: Modern metal, US progressive metal,
Output: Very High
Retail price: 120 Euros (without VAT) per pickup
A specially designed pickup for extra-ordinary Greek guitarist, composer, and teacher Gus Drax (Suicidal Angel, Sunburst). Unbalanced coils with a very small offset, an OX-long magnet bar, and Fillister flat-head screws (1018 steel alloy) make a very powerful pickup, yet full-voiced with a nice midrange boost.
Standardly, it is available in 52mm spacing and, upon request, also in 49,2mm spacing and in a 7-string version. Double black look, without cover.
Designed for the bridge position.
Combine GAS Drax B (bridge position) with GAShopper N (neck position) on a HH (ST or metal) style guitar and you’ll get the Gus Drax favorite combination
*Important Note: The final tonal result will be highly dependent on the user's guitar
Rdc range 16,3 kOhms Resonance frequency 4,0 kHz Bar magnet alloy OX Ceramic Pole screw alloy 1022 Slug alloy 1215 Coils winding Unbalanced Winding wire (AWG, Coating) 43 Polysol Hookup wire 4 conductor
Greek world-class guitarist Gus Drax using his signature model on his Siggi Braun custom guitar
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):
Are GAS standard humbuckers available in multiple spacing versions?
Yes, they are available in 49,2 mm and 52 mm versions.
Are GAS standard humbuckers available with 4-conductor hookup wire only?
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.
Can GAS standard humbuckers be placed directly on wood?
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.