42.5J3 & 42.5J5

42.5J3 & 42.5J5 Humbuckers 

Kent Armstrong is the second generation of guitar wizards the Armstrong family has produced, indeed Kent’s own son Aaron now famously creates pickups too and Kent’s father Dan ran a great guitar repair shop in New York City. With such a lineage it’s unsurprising to learn that their pickups are some of the best in the world and have been used by greats such as Jimmy Page, Rory Gallagher, Matt Bellamy and even members of the TonePedia team have them in some of their own favourite guitars. Kent himself worked alongside the world famous pickup designer Bill Lawrence before moving to the UK.

Armstrong though never rested on the past successes and yet instead looked to what guitarists were looking for in the modern musical landscape. This is a modern set of hand made jazz focused humbuckers made by Aaron himself which you can custom order yourself!

42.5J3 & 42.5J5 technical specifications

Manufacturer Kent Armstrong
Pickup Configuration H-H
Guitar Style LP/SG/ES
String Number 6
Output Standard
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 8.5
DC Resistance 8.5
Alloy Type Bridge Alnico 3, Neck Alnico 5
Wire Type AWG 42.5
Signal Leads 4 Conductor
Insulation Type Plain Enamel
Plastic Material No Plastic
Based on an era? Modern
Made In UK

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