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Bare Knuckle Boot Camp

Posted by Nicola
26th January 2018

Bare Knuckle Boot Camp

Welcome to the world of Bare Knuckle Boot Camp. Available exclusively from Bare Knuckle dealers, the Boot Camp range is a stripped back, no-nonsense pickup range aimed at guitar players of all levels who just want to cut to the chase and have great tone. Three output ranges, four types of pickup. It’s as easy as that, with all the core options taken care of. Every pickup is handwound at the Bare Knuckle workshops and warrantied for life. The three ranges are:

Old Guard The Old Guard pickups feature Alnico II magnets and are suitable for classic blues, rock, country, pop and alternative tones. Old Guard pickups are in the low output range and produce an open, dynamic tone.

True Grit The True Grit pickups feature Alnico V magnets and are suitable for hot blues, hard rock, grunge, stoner, punk and old-school metal tones.

True Grit pickups are in the medium output range and produce a fat, rich tone.

Brute Force The Brute Force pickups are handwound, feature ceramic magnets (Strats and Teles are Alnico V) and are suitable for progressive metal, thrash, hardcore and extreme metal styles. Brute Force pickups are in the high output range and produce a deep, saturated tone.

Working With Rabea


The videos for each pickup range have been created exclusively for Bare Knuckle by respected player Rabea Massaad. The videos cover the four types of pickup for each range: Humbuckers, Strats, Teles and P90s. You, the BKP players, can watch, and above all else, listen to the videos, choose your tone and choose your pickup. Then you can go to our dealer’s page to place their order. You can watch the YouTube videos as are they are announced on our YouTube channel. Rabea has been keen to do something with us for a while, and we were keen to find a place for him in our range. So when Tim came up with the Boot Camp range, he knew there was only one person who he wanted to go to for this range. Rabea has produced three stunning videos that act as the soundclips for each pickup. Tim's idea was to make the video inclusive, so that all the pickups in the range are played through. Rabea rose to the challenge to make three videos that we're all really proud of and pleased with.


Boot Camp Specs

All of the core options have been taken care of, although we have offered a couple of options if the player wants them. Below are the specifications for each of the pickups; they remain the same across the ranges.


Standard 6 string open coil humbucker spec: 50mm spacing, black coils.

Options: 53mm (wide) spacing, zebra coils.

Standard 6 string covered humbucker spec: 50mm spacing, nickel covers.

Options: 53mm (wide) spacing, gold covers.

All humbuckers are short leg, tri-tab and 4 conductor. Also available for 7 string guitars.



Standard 6 string Strat spec: Flat magnet profile, RWRP mid-coil, red & black cloth hookup.

Options: Black or white covers.



Standard 6 string Tele spec: Flat magnet profile, stock wound/polarity neck coil, chrome neck cover, black & red cloth hookup.

Options: Gold neck cover.



Standard 6 string P90 spec: Braided hookup, stock wound/polarity.

Options: Cream or black covers.


All Boot Camp pickups are warrantied for life to the original purchaser and available exclusively from registered Bare Knuckle dealers.



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