This is our high gain heavy saturation humbucker set. These high output coils are uniquely wound and powered by Alnico 8 magnets to deliver dynamic and clear note separation, remain tight in the low end for clear sound when picking fast or galloping, and the mids are full and balanced. Metal, doom, punk, hard rock, almost any style will sound great with a set of Widows. If you are in the need for some high output pickups you need not look any further. The Angry Widows are loud, in your face with a tonne of attitude. But they even have a softer side, providing classic sounding cleans with beautiful harmonics
A big thanks and much credit goes to Dusty “Roadz” Breton for his immense help with the final voicing and fine tuning of the Angry Widow humbuckers.
43awg wire for high resistance
Output: Neck 14.5k, Bridge 16.6k
Spacing: Neck 50mm, Bridge 52mm.
Magnets: Alnico 8
Wax potted for squeal free operation. Screws and springs supplied with pickups.
As a dedicated fan of high-output pickups, my recent revelation was the absence of Alnico 8-powered pickups in my guitar collection. Enter the Pegcity Pickups Angry Widows, a pair of high-output humbuckers that not only ignited my curiosity but also added a new sonic dimension to my musical arsenal.
Let me share my journey with these pickups, now residing in my Gibson SG, affectionately dubbed Phony Iommi due to its visual homage to Tony’s iconic guitar.
The Angry Widows wasted no time in asserting their sonic dominance. Instantly, I found myself transported to the Palm Desert metal scene, where gritty mids and an aggressive, raw punishing tone ruled the sonic landscape. Playing through a VOX AC30 with the gain cranked, the pickups roared with intensity. Transitioning to my Marshall JCM 2000, I noticed a subtle smoothing of tones, retaining the pickups’ touch sensitivity and delivering endless sustain—a characteristic that remained consistent across both amps.
Curious to explore the softer side of the Angry Widows, I plugged into my Roland JC120. Switching to the neck pickup and dialing back the volume, I discovered a surprising versatility. The pickups not only delivered crystal-clear cleans but also facilitated enjoyable jazz runs with full and musical tones—a testament to their beautiful voicing.
Pegcity Pickups prides itself as Canada’s #1 home for hand-built, hand-wound guitar pickups. The Angry Widows exemplify this commitment, crafted with precision and utilizing Alnico 8 magnets to achieve dynamic note separation, tight low-end response, and a balanced midrange. Whether diving into metal, doom, punk, or hard rock, the Angry Widows deliver a sonic onslaught with undeniable Alnico 8 attitude.
Alnico 8, while less common than Alnico 5, takes center stage in the Angry Widows. Comprising 7% Aluminum, 15% Nickel, 35% Cobalt, 4% Copper, and 5% Titanium, this magnet type shares characteristics with ceramic magnets, offering a very high output level, pronounced treble, and excellent definition. The result? Gritty, thick, and warm tones that make Alnico 8 an excellent choice for the bridge pickup, though a paired set is entirely possible.
For those seeking a powerful and aggressive tone, Alnico 8 magnets are the ticket. With an Angry Widow set, you’ll experience heightened output, increased low mids, and a smoother treble response. The bass presence is substantial.
The Pegcity Pickups Angry Widows have earned their place as a sonic force to be reckoned with. They embody the perfect marriage of power, aggression, and versatility, making them a must-consider option for any guitarist seeking to expand their tonal palette. The Angry Widows are not just pickups; they are the architects of a sonic revolution.
I just installed a set of angry widows into a les paul and they are amazing! I’ve bought quite a bit of gear in search of “the perfect tone” and usually I’ll get it and feel like it came up slightly short of my expectations. Not these! Soldered them in, plugged in and it was instant gratification! They sound killer. In guitars I’ve had a SD JB/ hot rail combo, emg 81/85, SD distortion, dimarzio mo joe…the angry widows beat them all. They have a clear, crisp chunk to them and great note articulation. Buy a set!
Also, Kris has the best customer service I’ve seen in years! Awesome guy
Review about the bridge pickup. Wow!! This kick some behind! Super tight! Of course pinch harmonics are all about technique and a good guitar setup, but if you feel the pickup has something to do, well this pickup is certainly not gonna be the reason why you can't get those harmonics. Install a push-pull switch and you can get a pretty decent single coil with the slug coil. Don't get me wrong, if you want a single coil, go with one, but adding a switch had some good sounding options.
I was looking for a new pickup for my project guitar, stumbled across these online and read all the reviews. Thought something locally made would be kinda' cool and unique for my project. Wired them in, plugged in the guitar, wasn't sure what to expect, and then all I can say is that I was amazed at the sound I was hearing! Turned my ok sounding guitar into a tone monster. Very happy with my purchase. Thank you!
Your pickup is amazing, I've tried alot of stuff but this one knocks them all out of the park. High output without losing clarity. Thick and chunky but also very clear, thank you so much🤘🏽