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

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  • 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.

    Recommended Combination*:
    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 range16,3 kOhms
    Resonance frequency4,0 kHz
    Bar magnet alloyOX Ceramic
    Pole screw alloy1022
    Slug alloy1215
    Coils windingUnbalanced
    Winding wire (AWG, Coating)43 Polysol
    Hookup wire4 conductor

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  • 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.