The Nailbomb sounds exactly like its name suggests – chaos. It’s got a real snarly but rolled off top end to it, always sounding very aggressive. Mids are thick and muscular, lows are BIG. Surprisingly, this pickup set adapts well to different applications, cleans up nicely and works just as well for classic rock tones as it does for modern metal. As it’s on the brighter side of the tonal spectrum this pickup works best in darker sounding instruments.
The Nailbomb humbucker is the perfect synergy of old-school and modern rock tones in a high output humbucker with Alnico V or ceramic options for the bridge pickup. From hot, fat blues rock through to aggressive thrash, the Nailbomb explodes with a strong and commanding voice. Contemporary players will take advantage of the full bore reaction of the pickup on full tilt; older school players will enjoy the range of classic tones and response using the volume pot to clean up. The default Alnico V magnet offers up a huge, deep bottom end with rich, throaty mid range and warm highs. The bridge ceramic magnet option adds more output, tightens the bass response and smoothes the mid range slightly with a brighter cut in the high end, whilst retaining the core voice of the humbucker. The Nailbomb neck humbucker has a woody and bright character when used clean; add overdrive and the tone tightens up for a focused and precise attack.
If you would like a Bare Knuckle pickup or variant that is not currently in stock, please contact us and we will have it for you promptly.
All of our humbuckers come with 4-conductor wiring for more wiring options, and unless they have soapbar 7-string covers, short legs with triangle tabs for multi-compatibility.
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