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Summer NAMM 2019: Janktone’s Jankenstein promises “the first real and defining change to the humbucker pickup since 1955”

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SUMMER NAMM 2019: California co Janktone has unveiled the Jankenstein Humbucker, which it claims delivers “the first real and defining change to the humbucker pickup since 1955”.

The patent-pending design features ‘variable stacking height bobbins’, which can be used to alter the pickup to individual guitarists’ playing styles.

No volume loss is promised when coil-splitting, while Janktone also reckons guitarists will hear enhanced clarity on clean and overdriven tones, with increased note separation.

The Jankenstein Humbucker is available in six- and seven-string configurations for guitar and four-string for bass.

Summer NAMM introductory prices clock in at $180 for six-string guitar and four-string bass, and $200 for the seven-string pickup.

See Janktone for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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