Aggressive and thick, but with superb clarity, the Railhammer Chisel sets a new standard for heavy rock and metal. Unlike other designs, you can dial in a tight clear tone on the wound strings without the plain strings sounding thin or sterile. And the Chisel has loads of character ... rich in harmonics, touch sensitive, and armed with an upper-mid... Click To Read More About This Product
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Aggressive and thick, but with superb clarity, the Railhammer Chisel sets a new standard for heavy rock and metal. Unlike other designs, you can dial in a tight clear tone on the wound strings without the plain strings sounding thin or sterile. And the Chisel has loads of character ... rich in harmonics, touch sensitive, and armed with an upper-mid attack that cuts like a knife. If you want your riffs to be heard loud and clear, this is your tool.
Rails under the wound strings for tight clear lows
Thin rails sense a narrow section of string, reducing note smearing and muddiness. There's still plenty of low end, it's just more defined and less mushy. Aggressive fast riffs, complex chords, and palm muting are tight, clear and cut through the mix. Clean or dirty, standard or low-tuned, the clarity is beyond other pickups.
Poles under the plain strings for fat singing highs
Oversize 6mm diameter poles sense a wide section of string, increasing thickness and sustain. Slow bend, double stops, or fast shred, the tone stays fluid and soulful without any thin, nasty harshness.
Efficient magnetic structure
The rails/poles are larger than traditional polepieces, and have a very large surface area contacting the magnet. This produces a strong and wide magnetic field which is very touch sensitive and responsive to your playing technique. It also means no dead spots when you bend, even on the pole side.
Height tapered rails
The rails taper up, with the highest point under the D string. Volume of the D string is now increased, which is typically weaker. This gives you more consistent volume overall from string to string.
Six screw baseplate
A traditional baseplate has four screws securing the bobbins to the baseplate. We added two extra screws which reduces internal vibration, preventing uncontrollable feedback and squealing.
No moving parts
Non-adjustable poles, along with vacuum wax potted coils and the six screw baseplate, result in a solid pickup with no moving parts. Excess vibration of parts has been eliminated to avoid uncontrollable feedback and squealing. Another benefit is enhanced clarity and response, because when the parts don't vibrate, they more accurately sense string movement.
The oversize poles and long rails cover a wide string spread, which means the spacing will work with just about any guitar in any position.
K Ohms: 13.0
Wire Gauge: 44
Use with: Chisel Neck, Hyper Vintage Neck, Gnarly 90 Neck, Tel 90 Neck
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Comments about Railhammer Chisel Humbucker Pickup:
I have been searching for years for a pick up like this! I primarily play Hard Rock and Metal. I have spent hundreds of dollars on Seymour Duncan, Dimarzio, and EMG pickups. I was always looking for the pickup that was so well rounded that it sang when I played my guitar. But, I could never find a pickup that gave me the clarity to hear every note on the low end and fatten up thin mids and treble. Well now I've found it. Railhammer pickups are 5 star plus in my book. Loud, clear sound, and tones through my amp. Clear sharp lows which are not muddy. Mids and Highs even and not thin. They actually sounf beefy. Artifical and natural harmonics ring out. NO feedback at all, and they are as quiet as my EMG 85/81 set. As a matter of fact for a set of passive pickups, they put my EMGs to shame! I have a Hypervintage (neck) and Chisel (bridge) setup. Really worth the money, you can't go wrong buying this pickup.
Comments about Railhammer Chisel Humbucker Pickup:
I'm primarily a Hard Rock/Metal guitarist and thus a big EMG fan, that is until I heard a Railhammer pickup played through a Reverend guitar, as the former owner of Reverend also created Railhammer pickups and so they're on a lot of Reverend models. Anyhow, they beat any EMG hands down in my opinion! Loud and clear, the tones of your guitar and amp will come out more, yet they're remarkably quiet as far as noise and feedback go. I've compared to some of my guitars w/EMGs and Seymour Duncans, and it's almost as if someone took a thick blanket off my guitar cab when I plug in my guitar w/a set of RHs, it's THAT noticeable. I've had several people ask me what my setup is after a show, and I tell the about RHs. They're still pretty unknown and kind of a well kept secret, or at least MY secret weapon on stage. I've yet to see someone else around my area playing them live. Do yourself a favor and grab a set. Btw, I've owned both the Chisel and Anvil models, and while Anvils are louder and heavier, more low end, I found them a wee bit too much for my liking, and that's saying something because I primarily play extreme Metal.
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