Domino Dark Star 'Split-Coil' for Jazzmaster
|Magnets||Alnico 2, 5 or 8|
|Lead Wire||Vintage Braided|
Hum-Cancelling darker, warmer Single Coil Voiced pickups in a Standard Jazzmaster Size
Based on the old Wide Range Humbucker trick where the 6 hidden threaded rod magnets are removed to give a clear, hum-cancelling, fat single-coil sound. The difference with my 'Domino' pickups is that I've designed them to fit a standard Jazzmaster size, so you can have true hum-cancelling, noise-free single coil pickups voiced that will fit any standard Jazzmaster scratchplate and cavity.
Wound to hotter specs than my regular Domino, The Creamery 'Dark Star' is a hotter, darker, warmer Jazzmaster hum-cancelling pickup with a unique fuller, much fatter, darker and higher output sound while still retaining much of that vintage single coil clarity. I've really designed it for those who want more warmth and a darker sound from their Jazzmaster in a hum-cancelling design without changing any of the electrics. Jazzmasters usually have 1meg pots which allow much more brightness through. These darker Jazzmaster pickups balance this.
Alnico 2 gives a warmer, darker sound whereas Alnico 5 and 8 give more punch & attack.
Creamery 'Domino' Split-Coil, Hum-Cancelling Jazzmaster Pickups - Magnet Choices
With Alnico 2 magnets the overall sound is warmer, slightly more resonant whereas with the slightly stronger Alnico 5 the overall sound is a little brighter, more attacking, more focussed with more punch - both with classic single coil sounds in a replacement Jazzmaster size, hum-cancelling pickup. A great pickup if you're after a noise-free, humbucker sized single coil sound with a much darker, warmer voice.
You can find more details of my Creamery Custom Shop Handwound Replacement Jazzmaster Pickups here.