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The Mule Humbucker

Bareknuckle’s take on a classic PAF, the Mule absolutely drips with rich tone and extreme dynamic sensitivity. These vintage recreations have a very balanced, even voicing and the character of a real scatter wound late 50’s pickup and are the best example within this category we’ve ever come across.

Bareknuckle say:


The Mule humbuckers are built and voiced as faithful reproductions of the best sounding late '59 PAFs with a differing number of turns of vintage correct 42 AWG plain enamel wire on each coil.
The result is outstanding clarity and extended dynamic range. The solid nickel silver baseplate and cover are exact replicas along with the butyrate bobbins, maple spacers, nickel-plated slugs and Fillister no.5 pole screws.
Sand cast Alnico IV magnets give The Mule faster response in the bass, fuller mids and better control in the high end. Even at low levels of gain, smooth harmonic feedback which is full of overtones is possible, while clean sounds have depth and unmistakable vintage character.
The idea of these pickups is to have a vocal tone that’s expressive and clear, while driving amps commandingly into overdrive when required.  

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.