HB 58


Adreas Kloppmann began working on guitars in the mid ‘80’s, during that time Andreas collected data from every pickup which passed his workbench. In the ‘90’s Andreas improved the analysis methods to further understand pickups and with the assistance of artists such as Thomas Blug, Jürgen Attig and Peter Weihe he discovered which frequencies found in specific pickup tones corresponded with which famous guitar tones he loved such as Hendrix, Hank Marvin and Pastorius.

Based on this ever developing knowledge, Kloppmann can now analyse the sound of a pickup from its data and decide what its ideal purpose is as well as replicate our favourite tones from musical history.

Just like Peter Weihe´s 1958 Les Paul Standard, the HB 58 has a sparkling clarity in both the neck and bridge pickups. The neck pickup has a transparency which does not detract from the fundamental tone on tap. The bridge pickup is altogether more tight with a marked stringency in its presentation. Kloppmann compares this with Blackguard Teles form the ´50s. Dickey Betts infamous “Jessica” sound is a good example of the elegant clarity these pickups provide.

HB 58 technical specifications

Manufacturer Kloppmann Electrics
Pickup Configuration H-H
Guitar Style LP/SG/ES
String Number 6
Output Standard
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 7.2
DC Resistance 6.9
Alloy Type Alnico 2
Wire Type 42 AWG
Signal Leads Vintage Correct Braided Shield
Insulation Type Plain Enamel
Plastic Material CAB
Based on an era? '50s
Based on famous model? 1958 Gibson PAF Pickups
Made In Germany

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