Originally called the Custom Custom Custom, the Custom 5 high output humbucker pickup began life in our Custom Shop as a response to players requesting a brighter, alnico 5 version of the popular Custom Custom humbucker.
It has a nice, full tone, a scooped midrange, and strikes a nice balance of bass & treble. This even response makes it extremely versatile and great for all types of music and playing styles. Match the Custom 5 with the 59 or Jazz neck model humbuckers for a perfectly balanced setup. Hand built in Santa Barbara, CA, the Custom 5 uses an alnico 5 bar magnet, nickel silver bottom plate, 4-conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options, and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance. Available in both standard humbucker or Trembucker spacing for 6-String, and in a passive mount 7-string configuration.
If the 59 Model bridge humbucker was twice as loud, it would be a Custom 5 – scooped mids, even bass & treble, and high output.