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The Alchemy Obsidian features an AlNiCo II neck and AlNiCo VIII bridge, which have been individually voiced for a warm, full, luscious neck tone and biting, harsh, tight bridge tone - all while calibrating as a matched set!


Originally designed to meet the demands for mysterious, brooding, soft cleans alongside super aggressive heavy riffs for the 'occult metal' scene, the Obsidian set is perfect for anyone looking for a set capable of handling really heavy, aggressive metal tones without sacrificing on the lush cleans and soft highs of more vintage output sets.


The Obsidian neck delivers fantastic, PAF-like cleans and low gain tones, but with enough push to handle plenty of gain without losing too much clarity, despite its use of a warm AlNiCo II magnet. The Obsidian bridge brings a huge, soaring sound with a much higher output and much stronger AlNiCo VIII magnet construction giving a slightly more scooped sound with tighter lows and brighter highs, with immense clarity through even extreme gain, allowing the set to be incredibly versatile.


The Obsidian set calibrates due to the use of very different winds and winding wire, meaning that despite the relatively large output and magnet strength differences, the inductances are inverse and therefore the overall presence and volume of the two pickups are actually uniquely well-balanced, providing two extremely distinct voicings without sacrificing on calibration.


SKU: AP002
  • Type: Humbucker
    Magnets: Bridge - AlNiCo VIII, Neck - AlNiCo II
    Coil Wire: 0.06mm Neck, 0.04mm Bridge
    Potted: Yes

    Typical DC Resistance: 15.8k Bridge, 9.8k Neck

    Typical Inductance: 3,2L Bridge, 5.7L Neck

    All humbuckers available with vintage braided wiring to allow for ease of installation, or modern 4 conductor wiring to allow for coil splitting etc.

  • Our pickups are supplied with a one year warranty, and returns are accepted within this time for a full refund, or equal value pickup replacement. Check our FAQ page for full refund policy.

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