NAMM 2013 - Railhammer Chisel Neck Pickup
Railhammer will exhibit the Chisel Neck Pickup at the coming NAMM show, featuring a rail and pole piece design that retains clarity and balance even when you dig hard.
The 2013 NAMM Show booth 1384 will have other Railhammer Pickups on show as well, along with Reverend Guitars.
The problem with high output pickup is that you compromise some tonal clarity, especially when you attack the strings hard. Railhammer decided to do something about this dilemma, and the result is the Chisel Neck Pickup.
They claim that this neck pickup is designed to provide an aggressive and thick tone that stays clear even when played hard, ideal for hard rock and metal players. It is built using high output ceramic magnet, 42 gauge wire, and feature reduced windings to improve clarity even when using drop tunings or distortion.
Like other Railhammer pickups, the Chisel Neck is designed by Joe Naylor, featuring his trademark rails under the wound strings for tight lows, and poles under the plain strings for fat highs. According to Railhammer: "This allows players to dial in a tight percussive tone on the wound strings without the plain strings sounding thin or sterile. The result is clarity that rivals an active pickup, but with the harmonic content and organic tone of a passive design."
Aside from having realistic clarity at high output levels, the Chisel Neck pickup also enhances the sensitivity, touch, sustain, and harmonic content of your tone. Thanks to its efficient magnetic structure, and the elimination of any moving parts. Another cool feature of Railhammer's unique design is that the strong magnetic field covers the usual dead spots found on regular magnetic pole pickups, ensuring that you get a full tone even when you bend your strings.
Other features include: universal spacing, six screw German silver baseplate, four-conductor wiring (for custom wiring such as coil split, phase, series/parallel, etc.) and height tapered rails that contribute to consistent volume from string to string.
A matching Chisel Bridge pickup is available bearing the same characteristics but tweaked for the bridge position, featuring enhanced upper-mid attack.
Distorted Tone Demo:
Clean Tone Demo:
You can check these pickups out at the coming NAMM Show, for more info please visit Railhammer.
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