Riff Raff humbucker
The Riff Raff humbucker has a tight and punchy bass response with a smooth bite in the high-end; the epitome of the voice of early '60s humbucker-driven rock'n'roll.
The Riff Raff humbucker is based on the shorter rough cast Alnico V PAFs of 1960, with a more symmetrical wind of 42 AWG plain enamel wire providing more focus in the upper-mids and brighter highs. While the same build standard and components of the other vintage humbuckers in the range apply, the Riff Raff delivers a more aggressive vintage tone and unmistakable rock voice. The bottom-end is deep but very controlled and coupled with the extra cut in the high-end, allow for plenty of snap and a classic range of organic, clean and driven tones.
Although voiced as a vintage rock humbucker, hard rock and metal players will enjoy the punchy and focused tone when used with high-gain rigs.
Available in all our open coil and covered custom finishes.
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Published on 1 Aug 2016
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Blues, Funk, Indie, Reggae, Britpop, Garage, Punk, Alternative, Classic Rock, Heavy Rock,'80s Metal.
All solid-body and semi-acoustic guitars especially double cut and single cut, glued neck styles or any guitar that would benefit from a brighter, punchier r'n'r voice. Also works very well on baritone guitars.
- Position: Bridge
- DC Resistance: 8.2 kΩ
- Magnet: Alnico 5
- Position: Neck
- DC Resistance: 7.4 kΩ
- Magnet: Alnico 5
Riff Raff humbucker options
- Unpotted or potted
- Available in 6, 7, 8 String.
- Individual bridge, neck or calibrated bridge & neck set.
- Standard or wide space bridge.
- Vintage long leg (1/2") or modern short leg (1/4").
- Braided 2 conductor or 4 conductor hookup.
- Bobbin colours: Available in all our custom open humbucker colours
- Covers: Available in all of our custom covered finishes.