Pickups Almuse-Moongazer

 Pickups Almuse-Moongazer
Item# mdeinpawilut

Product Description

Almuse NeoMag pickups are an innovative development of the electro-magnetic guitar pickup specifically designed for mandolin family instruments and were inspired by the desire to create an evenly responsive instrument for live performance and recording.

A common failing of electric mandolins equipped with guitar derived pickups is the imbalance of volume from string to string - the "E" tending to be especially weak. Another problem can be a very trebly tone and since neodymium magnets are widely accepted as giving a more mellow tone, these are used.

The above frequency response chart compares purple - a popular humbucker used in e-mandos, green - a single coil NeoMag with high strength magnets and orange - a single coil NeoMag with lower strength magnets.

To combat the imbalance issue, graduated magnets are used and adjustable pole pieces are included for fine tweaking of the levels. These pickups are assembled by hand before scatter winding, also by hand. As a result of this, please note that D.C. resistance measurements quoted are a typical figure and may fluctuate slightly.

Almuse NeoMags are also much smaller than typical guitar pickups so as to not look out of proportion on a smaller instrument - a definite advantage if a pair of humbuckers are to be part of the project.

!!! Non-North America Almuse pickup customers please use the Almuse UK link on the left!!!

The "Moongazer" MG4
The "Moongazer" MG4
Developed in partnership with luthier Tom Morici.Hand wound, 4 wire design for coil tapping, shellac coated windings to reduce microphonics. The adjustable poles are spaced on 11mm centers. D.C. resistance approx. 8 kOhms.
$96.50
MGHC4
Color:  Position: 
The "Moongazer" MG5
The "Moongazer" MG5
Developed in partnership with luthier Tom Morici.Hand wound, 4 wire design for coil tapping, shellac coated windings to reduce microphonics. The adjustable poles are spaced on 10.5mm centers. D.C. resistance approx. 8 kOhms.
$97.50
MGHC5
Color:  Position: 
The "Aggressor"
The "Aggressor"
Inspired by the Seymour Duncan "Invader", the "Aggressor" is the ultimate pickup for Rock mandolin styles. The large pole screws give greater field coverage for aggressive picking and 4 wire connectivity allows the use of a variety of switching options The bridge pickup has 12mm pole spacing and a D.C. resistance of 12.2 kOhms - the neck, 11mm spacing and 7.1k.
$98.75
AAGRHC4
Color:  Position: 
The  "Agressor 5 "
The "Agressor 5 "
Inspired by the Seymour Duncan "Invader", the "Aggressor" is the ultimate pickup for Rock mandolin styles. The large pole screws give greater field coverage for aggressive picking and 4 wire connectivity allows the use of a variety of switching options. 10.5mm pole spacing 12.2 kOhms.
$99.75
AAGRHC5
Color:  Position: 
The "Classic"
The "Classic"
A no nonsense evenly voiced 2 wire humbucker suited to the widest variety of playing styles.The bridge pickup has 12mm pole spacing and a D.C. resistance of 7.4 kOhms - the neck, 11mm spacing and 6.3k.
$94.50
ACLHC4
Color:  Position: 
The "Smoothy"
The "Smoothy"
A shallow coil 4 wire humbucker developed for jazz musicians, the "Smoothy" is similar in size and specification to the "Moongazer" but with a touch more of the mellow and a height of only 14mm. The bridge pickup has 12mm pole spacing and a D.C. resistance of 9.0 kOhms - the neck, 11mm spacing and 7.6 k.
$96.50
ASMO4
Color:  Position: 
Almuse MB4-8L Mandobird upgrade pickup
Almuse MB4-8L Mandobird upgrade pickup
Mandobird upgrade pickup, 4 or 8 string or custom build. D.C. resistance of 5.5k extended mid - high response. Adjustable pole pieces for fine tuning the string balance. resin potted to minimize feedback.
$57.50
MB8LPU
MB4-MB8: 
Almuse MB8Bucker Mandobird 4 Wire Humbucker
Almuse MB8Bucker Mandobird 4 Wire Humbucker
Mandobird 4 Wire Humbucker upgrade pickup, 4 or 8 string or custom build. D.C. resistance of 8.0k extended mid - high response. Adjustable pole pieces for fine tuning the string balance. resin potted to minimize feedback.
$97.50
MB8HC
MB4-MB8: 
Almuse "PhatBird" Mandobird 4 & 8 upgrade
Almuse "PhatBird" Mandobird 4 & 8 upgrade
The "PhatBird" design was inspired by the classic "P90" single coil and features a larger, shallower coil wound to 8.8kOhms giving a slight increase in output (around 3db RMS). The "Phatbird" puts out a more mellow tone with a hint of roughness and distortion - best suited to Blues and Rock.
$64.50
APBMU
MB4-MB8: 
Almuse MBCTS coil tap Mandobird 4&8 upgrade
Almuse MBCTS coil tap Mandobird 4&8 upgrade
The MB4CTS is for those who prefer the transparency of a single coil but would like a boost at the flick of a switch. This 4 wire tapped single coil has a DC resistance of 3.5kOhms on the first part and an additional 4.9kOhms on the secondary wind giving a sizable jump in output when both coils are in use - tonally, less raucous than the "Phatbird" but still with plenty of output.
$64.75
ACTMU
MB4-MB8: 
Almuse Tele 4-string  " Neck"
Almuse Tele 4-string " Neck"
Tele style neck pickup with adjustable poles. Pole spacing centers 10mm w/mounting screws and springs. nominal D.C. resistance 5.3k
$57.50
TN4100
Almuse Tele 4-string " Neck" covered version for Gold Tone
Tele style covered neck pickup suitable for Gold Tone electric mandolins. 10mm Pole spacing.w/mounting screws and springs. nominal D.C. resistance 5.3k
$67.50
TN4CGT
Almuse Tele 4-string  " Bridge"
Almuse Tele 4-string " Bridge"
Tele style Bridge pickup with adjustable poles. Pole spacing centers 10.9mm w/mounting screws and springs. nominal D.C. resistance 5.6k
$58.50
TB4100
Almuse Tele 5-string " Neck" covered version for Gold Tone
Tele style covered neck pickup suitable for Gold Tone electric mandolins. 10mm Pole spacing.w/mounting screws and springs. nominal D.C. resistance 5.7k
$68.75
TN5CGT
Almuse Tele 5-string  " Neck"
Almuse Tele 5-string " Neck"
Tele style neck pickup with adjustable poles. Pole spacing centers 10mm w/mounting screws and springs. nominal D.C. resistance 5.7k
$58.50
TN5100
Almuse Tele 5-string  " Bridge"
Almuse Tele 5-string " Bridge"
Tele style neck pickup with adjustable poles. Pole spacing centers 10.9mm w/mounting screws and springs. nominal D.C. resistance 6.3k
$59.50
TB5109
The "Strat 5"
The "Strat 5"
Designed to suit Strat style mandolins or other instruments where minimal size and a big sound are needed. Resin potted. 10.5mm pole spacing. Available in "Neck" S5N (5.9k) "Middle" S5M (6.2k reverse wound) "Bridge" S5B (6.5k.
$57.50
ALMS5
Position:  Color: 
Wiring kit
2-500k mini pots (1 linear- 1 audio), 1-.047 capacitor, 1-switchcraft jack, 1-ft of wire
$11.70
MBWK
This item is currently out of stock!
Almuse MCN8 (neck) & MCB8 (bridge) Mandocaster upgrade pickups
Almuse MCN8 (neck) & MCB8 (bridge) Mandocaster upgrade pickups
MCN8 (neck) & MCB8 (bridge) Mandocaster upgrade pickups Enhanced mids and highs. Adjustable poles, for fine balance. Increased power. Measure the face of your existing pickup before ordering. Early model 69.5mm/2-3/4" Current model 60mm/2-3/8"
$57.50
MC8NB
Position:  Model:  Color: 
The "Retro 4"
The "Retro 4"
The "Retro 4" is a compact, fully resin potted pickup of moderate output and as always, balance is a priority. Available with pole spacings of 10,11 and 12mm with nominal DC resistances of 5.5, 5.8 and 6.2kOhms respectively. Supplied with a resin cast mounting ring but these pickups may also be pickguard mounted.
$59.50
RETRO4
pole-spacing:  Color: 
The "Retro 5"
The "Retro 5"
The "Retro 5" is a compact, fully resin potted pickup of moderate output. And as always, balance is a priority. Available with pole spacings of 10mm and 11mm with nominal resistances of 5.6 and 5.9kOhms. Supplied with a resin cast mounting ring but these pickups may also be pickguard mounted.
$61.50
RETRO5
Pole-spacing:  Color: 
Moongazer MG4 mounting ring.
$4.65
MG4MR
Color: 
Moongazer MG5 mounting ring
$4.75
MG5MR
Color: