GAS bomb

"in the fields, the bodies burning.."

Trademarks: Enhanced midrange spectrum, roaring tone

Styles: Doom & Death metal, also classic heavy metal when a low-midrange boosted tone is required.

Output: Very High

Retail price: 120 Euros (without VAT) per pickup

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  • The GAS bomb is the ideal humbucker for those heavy, no-mercy, throaty riffs in the style of guitar legend Tony Iommi, and more: It will take your guitar into the Doom and Death metal territory instantly, but also will fit into more traditional metal styles with a low-midrange enhanced tone. Smooth, yet defined attack, enhanced low midrange spectrum but with great transparency, loose yet very clean bass response, all this due to the specific UK-made A5, rough cast magnet bar. Definitely for bridge position!

    GASbomb features dual screw coil design, and comes in standard double black (matte) look and 52mm spacing.

    If you want to transform your 6 string, regular scale, standard E tuned guitar into a roaring baritone one, then, the GASbomb is for you!

    Can be combined with literally any other GAS humbucker, depending on the generic (or specific) style(s), which the target guitar should serve.

  • Rdc range19,0 kOhms
    Resonance frequency3,0 kHz
    Bar magnet alloyA5 ab
    Pole screw alloy1018
    Slug alloyN/A
    Coils windingBalanced
    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.