In collaboration with a really kickass client and awesome guitar player Rob Bergman, we bring you the SuperClutch humbucker set. Rob set out to achieve a real versatile, dynamic and all around tone monster! No matter how you drive this pickup it preforms beautifully all the time! The bridge is voiced to Rob's hard rock style of play, delivering powerful punchy tone with a thick but not over the top midrange, lyrical and dynamic with so much range of tone it will make your head spin! The neck voicing is calibrated perfectly with the bridge pickup, but also delivers an angelic, smooth and beautiful tone of its own to further expand the tonal range you have to work with. Both of the pickups in this set respond amazingly to any players style. Roll off the volume and they clean up beautifully, almost magically even. Don't hesitate this set will rock your world!!!
The standard bridge pickup in the set has an evil cousin that can be swapped in to achieve slightly thicker, creamier tone for those looking to fatten up the bridge pickup just a bit more without sacrificing dynamics and clarity. The higher output adds some much needed mid frequencies to the scooped alnico 2 sound for a full smooth and classic sound. Choose The Alnico 2 Hot Mod in the options above to make the switch.
Ok so here’s the rub. This is the third name applied to this pickup set. The first name Supernauts sadly was taken so we had to change. The quick response was Supernova. But we didn’t think that truly fit the voice. Rob and I spoke more and settled on SuperClutch. Same amazing pickup just a slightly different name. Thanks for understanding and Enjoy!!!!
Wound with 43 awg polyurethane coated wire in the bridge, 42 awg heavy formvar wire in the neck
Output: Neck 8.0k Bridge 13.5k A2 Hot Mod Bridge 15.4k
Magnet: Alnico 5, Alnico 2 in the Hot Mod
Spacing Available in G and F spacing bridge.
Wired with 4c wiring to provide coil splitting options if desired.
Wax potted for squeal free operation.
I bought these pickups a year ago, back when they were called Supernauts. Unfortunately, the build that I bought them for got delayed a bit, and so I only got around to putting the pickups in just recently, and all I can say is that it was worth the wait to finally get to hear these incredible pickups. From crunchy distortion and screaming solos to crisp clean licks and bright open chords, the bridge pickup sings no matter what style I throw at it. The neck pickup, offering warmth without being muddy, is surprisingly versatile and an absolute joy to play.
I would not hesitate to put these pickups in another build in the future. The only thing that might prevent me from doing so soon is simply that Kris has so many options to choose from, and I'd like to try them all!
These pickups sound awesome and were exactly what I wanted sound wise. The reason it's only 4 stars is that I got black chrome covers on mine and they did not fit in the pickups routes on my Gibson Les Paul. On the bottom of the pickup the sides bowed out slightly making them a hair too wide. The bottom of the covers flange out slightly I used a demel tool to remove a small amount of the bottom sides of the cover and was able to fit the pickups. Had to spend quite a while cleaning the metal fillings off. Also small dent on the top of one of the covers. The pickups them selves are awesome and my issue likely comes from the pickup covers themselves or an issue in their manufacturing so I highly recommend buying these pickups but perhaps no covers or a different cover option.
I finally had a chance to install these in my Les Paul and they were definitely worth the wait. The bridge is rockin’ without sounding harsh and the neck just sings. Kris was great to work with and delivered as promised. Get this set and love your guitar again!
I seriously can’t explain how elated I am with these pickups!! I finally got my build done and I can attest to everyone else’s positive experiences below. That being said, I’d also like to add: %#^ wow $@/%.
Ya….. they’re that good. Kris you are a genius.
I had the unique honour and privilege of finally testing out the Supernova humbuckers from Pegcity Pickups. I was fully expecting a really good pickup. Kris Remillard's reputation as a boutique builder and hand crafter of pickups is growing by leaps and bounds online, and the reviews and playthroughs I've seen so far were, as I said, really good.
What I wasn't expecting was this. Plugging into some higher-end Neural DSP amp sims, they're beyond "really good." The cleans are pristine and rich. The single coil tones (with coil splitting) are snappy and bright without being obnoxious. The high-gain metal tones are outrageous, and actually need some tone control to rein them in.
But here. HERE is something next level...the lead tones. Full and rich across the dynamic spectrum. Incredibly subtle, but totally clear on every single note. Unbelievable sustain. These pickups make this goddess guitar absolutely sing.
This is, hands down, the most responsive and vocal humbucker I've ever played. They're so good, I only want them to be the voice of this guitar (which, incidentally, is my new favourite anyway...more on that later). I'm ecstatic to recommend Pegcity Pickups to anyone wanting to chase a unique and otherworldly tone. It's just THAT good, I can't see myself even considering another aftermarket pickup brand