HBAP Custom Beef

Custom BEEF 

Adreas Kloppmann began working on guitars in the mid โ€˜80โ€™s, during that time Andreas collected data from every pickup which passed his workbench. In the โ€˜90โ€™s Andreas improved the analysis methods to further understand pickups and with the assistance of artists such as Thomas Blug, Jรผrgen 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.

The Andy Powell Custom Beef is the result of Kloppmann’s cooperation with Rock Legend, Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash fame. For many years Andy used theHB 59 but wanted more โ€œbeef โ€ and more juice.  The pickup is a natural choice for SGs and Flying Vs which have thinner bodies than a Les Paul. The AP Custom Beef compensates the lack of the mass in these thinner guitars. 

HBAP Custom Beef 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 7.9
DC Resistance 7.33
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? 1959 Gibson PAF Pickups
Famous Users Andy Powell
Made In Germany

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