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 53mm.
Magnets: Alnico 8
Wax potted for squeal free operation. Screws and springs supplied with pickups.
I put this in the bridge of an HSS strat. The pickup is VERY hot, it leads to very full saturation on high gain settings, but I'm able to dial back the gain a bit on the amp/tube screamer which makes my playing much more articulate (while still being saturated). An unexpected positive of this pickup is how nicely it splits. It works very well both in parallel and in series with the other single coils. It also sounds great split by itself both for lower and higher gain lead playing - definitely more like a tele bridge pickup than a strat (that's a win in my book!).
Customer service is excellent. Kris responded promptly to my questions and shipped it well within the lead time quoted on the website. It arrived well packaged with all information you would need along with springs and screws. I would definitely order this pickup again and based on the quality of it I would also be a repeat customer for other pickups from Pegcity as well.
I bought a set of Angry Widows for my custom guitar built by Vigilant Guitars in Victoria, BC. I play mostly metalcore and hard rock. I like a pickup that is articulate, but punchy and screams with pinch harmonics. These pups do all of that and more. The bridge pickup chugs, but I was most impressed with the tone of the neck pickup for leads. Often with pickup sets I find that the neck pickup isn't clear enough. This is the first neck pickup that I've tried in a few years that blew me away. Thanks for the great quality and attention to detail, Kris!
I put a set of black Angry Widows in my NJ series Warlock and they sound amazing! Perfect for death metal, thrash, anything heavy. The chrome covers look awesome with black hardware. I upgraded the BC Rich tremolo to a Gotoh at the same time, and this has immediately become my favourite guitar. My only regret is not doing this sooner!
These pickups rip. The black chrome covers I added look awesome. The sounds are great. The smoothness of the neck maintains great articulation and the neck snarls and howls beautifully. The only gripe I have is incredibly minor, but I wish the pickup mounting screws had been black since I ordered black hardware. The screw shaft is smaller than the Duncan’s the Angry Widows replaced, so I could not use the original mounting screws. I thought it was worth mentioning but these are a five star product regardless
Don’t usually leave reviews but had to today after hearing my guitar.
I recently swapped my active Fishman Fluence premium pick ups out of my Ibanez for a set of Peg City Angry Windows. To cut to the chase, best decision I’ve made for finding my own tone on guitar ever. The dynamic response and searing tone is exactly what my guitar needed. Very happy with the transition.
Was stalling writing a review before I had a chance to really play on a proper guitar rig. Today I had that chance and fell in love with my guitar all over. The response and voicing is fantastic. Crazy good pickups, super nice finish.
On top of a great product the support and knowledge coming from Kris to help me find my tone was over the top. Wicked product!
10 out of 10!