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Artec Hot EB style neck pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by cstar, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. cstar


    Dec 21, 2011
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I was just discussing that with a dude today. They're close to $200 but apparently www.curtisnovak.com has a really super sidewinder that sounds like the old ones and not like these cheeseball new ones.
  3. T-34


    Aug 11, 2005
    France, Paris region
    I had one (an Artec) few years ago and I don't recommend this pickup. It had multiple design problems:
    The magnets were glued in the wrong direction so instead of humbucking it behaved like two single coils in series and hummed like hell.
    The steel core was too thin and was bending, kicking the coils out of alignment.
    The threaded metal thing where 4 adjustment screws go, was glued to the steel core, it didn't took long for it to work itself undone and the pickup just exploded into bits and pieces.

    Maybe these are better made now, but I wouldn't take the risk anymore.