Guitar World Platinum Award For The Peacemaker
12th June 2023
"a cutting pair of PAF-voiced humbuckers that serve up heated slices of modern classic tones"
Guitar World Tech editor, Paul Riario, took our Chris Robertson signature "Peacemaker" humbucker set for a spin in his Gibson Les Paul Classic and found out first-hand why they have been one of our most popular sets this year! His review in this month's Guitar World magazine points out some of the key features that make this set so great, and awarded them Guitar World's Platinum award for excellence.
"It’s also no surprise that the Bare Knuckle blokes know how to masterfully design humbuckers for bluesier, classic rock styles, as evidenced by their latest offering, the Peacemaker humbucker, the result of a partnership with rocker Chris Robertson, lead guitarist and vocalist of Black Stone Cherry. The muscular Peacemaker pickups are anything but peaceful, but rather, a cutting pair of PAF-voiced humbuckers that serve up heated slices of modern classic tones."
Paul clearly enjoyed the feel and tone of the Peacemakers and pointed out some of their key features:
"Tim Mills, Bare Knuckle’s guru, designed the Peacemaker for a firmly focused voice that resides in a defined midrange with powerful headroom and revved-up output as its roaring vintage motor. The humbuckers feature isotropic Alnico V magnets and custom hand-wound coils for both the bridge and neck and are precisely calibrated for balance to work as a matched pair."
"I’m captivated by how thoroughly gutsy they sound with every pick stroke. Whether it’s the bridge or the neck, these humbuckers attack with discernibly bright mids that jut out as you’re chugging rhythms, yet miraculously cut deeply in a band mix so that you are heard. Solos jump out with dense clarity, and if you’re one to unleash a flurry of notes, the Peacemakers have the uncanny ability to deliver them with sharpened precision."
"There’s a ripened sweetness to the Peacemakers that makes them the kind of heated humbuckers you’ll want to engage with — continually switching between the bridge and neck for a never-ending panoply of tonal bliss."
We're glad that you enjoyed them so much, Paul!
For more info on the Peacemaker humbucker set, check out their model page here: PEACEMAKER