Slick Brand "Old School" pickups are hand aged humbuckers that recreate the look, feel and sound of vintage pickups...with a little bit of the Slick power and aggressiveness dialed in. Bridge pickups are wound slightly hotter than vintage at 9.6K, neck pickups to a firm 8.0K.
We've made these from the right stuff. German Silver baseplates and covers (On covered models), delrin bobins, Heavy Formvar coil wire, 5-wire leads for coil tapping and high quality ALnico V magnets.
Each Slick pickup is hand aged to recreate exactly the look and vibe of a 60 year old guitar pickup. We've also dialed in the little bit of "sag" that an older, slightly demagnetized magnet can give you.
Old Schools are slightly louder and slightly warmer than vintage pickups, yet still retain a tremendous amount of clarity and high end slice. These are the best "Classic Rock" pickups in the slick lineup. If you want a fatter, louder pickup try the Slick "Rocker" pickups. If you want a harder punching 80's metal pickup try the Slick "Lead".
Each Slick humbucker comes with a matching set of hand-aged mounting hardware, illustrated wiring diagram and the whole lot packed into a hand-distressed wooden box!
If you need a distressed pickup ring we sell black and cream rings separately.