“… the east was facing south”
Trademarks: Open sound. Upper midrange sizzle.
Styles: 70's rock/hard rock, blues
Output: Low to medium
Retail price: 130 Euros (without VAT) per pickup
The bridge model of our basic mini humbucker for that special, significant sound of the 70's Les Paul Deluxe® (think Pete Townsend of The Who!). Dynamic tone with bite and presence and a nice sizzle on the highs. GASmall B comes with a regular long and wide A5 magnet bar (not the small ones used back then). Available in 50mm and with a German silver cover only.
Designed for bridge position.
1. Combine GASmall B with GASmall N at neck position on a LP Deluxe style guitar and you’ll a nice low-medium output set with the typical mini humbucker tone (think The Who, ARM, etc.).
*Important Note: The final tonal result will be highly dependent on the user's guitar
Rdc range 7,4 kOhms Resonance frequency 6,0 kHz Bar magnet alloy A5-7 Coils winding Balanced Winding wire (AWG, Coating) 42 Polysol Hookup wire Single Braided
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):
What magnet bars are used on the GASmall and GAScott Mini Humbuckers?
We use our regular, full-sized (2.44" and 2.5" long and 0.500" wide) US-made magnet bars and not the traditionally used narrower bars.
Are GASmall and GAScott direct replacements for P90 pickups?
Yes, however, the typical mini humbucker pickup rings shall be used along with them.