Classic Humbucker

Versatile tone range

Classic Humbucker

Porter Classic Humbucker Pickups offer a great vintage tone that is nice and warm, but distorts smoothly. They feature a AlNiCo V magnet, and can be wound to your specs depending on the output you are looking for. The pickups would match with any type of guitar from solid bodies to hollows. The Classic Humbuckers provide a nice clean sound in the neck position, and a good cut through tone in the bridge position without being too shrill. Try a Classic with a little overdrive, or a cranked amp and it will go from a nice break-up tone, and clean up as you roll the volume pot down

Suggested Neck-Bridge Combos (Order your individual Classic or Set with the buttons to the right)

Smooth-Classic Our best seller! Versatile tones from neck to bridge and a great middle position. You get the great lows and softer respond of the neck positions for clean chords and the bridge that can rock if needed.

 Classic-Classic This is a great combination when you need a little more crispness from the neck position vs our Smooth model. Tones are still versatile but you get more aggression and bite from the neck position. 
 Classic-Clear This is a great combo for those who need to go from clean and mean to “rip your face off” leads. The clear gives you even more cut through in the bridge position. if you play a lit of heavier riffs and use a lot of gain, this is a great combination.
 Classic-Overdrive The Classic-Overdrive combo is perfect for those who need a stronger bridge position but not as much high end. The Alnico 8 magnet in the overdrive is great for taking the bridge up a notch but still keeping some of the flavors of the classic. Great sustain and tight leads, but not too over the top if you plan on using it for a variety of styles.  

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Style Suggestions: Porter Classic Humbucker Pickups offer a great vintage tone that is nice and warm, but distorts smoothly. They feature a AlNiCo V magnet, and can be wound to your specs depending on the output you are looking for. The pickups are wound to match with any type of guitar from solid bodies to hollows. The Classic Humbuckers provide a nice clean sound in the neck position, and a good cut through tone in the bridge position without being too shrill. Try a classic with a little overdrive, or a cranked amp and it will go from a nice break-up tone, and clean up as you roll the volume pot down.
Highlights…

  • Try the Classic in the neck or bridge position for a versatile tone that has the right amount of bite
  • The classic pairs exceptionally well with a Smooth in the neck, two Classics, or the Classic neck with an Overdrive/Clear bridge
  • Buy these if: You need more clarity from your setup
  • Buy these if: You need a pickup that can take pedals and different amp types well.
  • Great in a bridge position on a HSS configuration, or as a neck humbucker paired with a bridge single coil
Spec info:  A5 magnets, available in a neck or bridge position with many options. Typical neck resistance is low 7K range, bridge is high 7 to low 8K 
Try these in: These are our best all around humbuckers. Try them in pretty much anything! . 

4-Conductor wiring Information:

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Coil Splitting Information

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These options are available for the order, but you must email us at the time of purchase/after checkout:

  • f-spaced bridge
  • Metal braided hookup wire
  • Overwind
Position/SetColor/CoverSKUUPC
NeckBlackCLHNBLK856724008583
NeckWhiteCLHNWH
NeckAged WhiteCLHNAW
NeckZebraCLHNZB
NeckNickelCLHNNI856724008552
NeckChromeCLHNCR856724008569
NeckRaw NickelCLHNRN
NeckGoldCLHNGD
NeckRelic NickelCLHNREL
BridgeBlackCLHBBLK856724008477
BridgeWhiteBLHBWH
BridgeAged WhiteCLHBAW
BridgeZebraCLHBZB
BridgeNickelCLHBNI856724008484
BridgeChromeCLHBCR856724008491
BridgeRaw NickelCLHBRN856724008507
BridgeGoldCLHBGD
BridgeRelic NickelCLHBREL
Smooth/ClassicGoldSMCLSGD
Smooth/ClassicChromeSMCLSCR856724008002
Smooth/ClassicRaw NIckelSMCLSRN856724008026
Smooth/ClassicNIckelSMCLSNI856724008019
Smooth/ClassicBlackSMCLSBLK856724008033
Smooth/ClassicWhiteSMCLSWH
Smooth/ClassicAged WhiteSMCLSAW
Smooth/ClassicZebraSMCLSZB
Classic/ClassicGoldCLCLSGD
Classic/ClassicChromeCLCLSCR
Classic/ClassicRaw NIckelCLCLSRN
Classic/ClassicNIckelCLCLSNI
Classic/ClassicBlackCLCLSBLK
Classic/ClassicWhiteCLCLSWH
Classic/ClassicAged WhiteCLCLSAW
Classic/ClassicZebraCLCLSZB
Classic/OverdriveGoldCLODSGD
Classic/OverdriveChromeCLODSCR856724008521
Classic/OverdriveRaw NIckelCLODSRN856724008538
Classic/OverdriveNIckelCLODSNI856724008545
Classic/OverdriveBlackCLODSBLK856724008514
Classic/OverdriveWhiteCLODSWH
Classic/OverdriveAged WhiteCLODSAW
Classic/OverdriveZebraCLODSZB
Classic/ClearGoldCLCLRSGD
Classic/ClearChromeCLCLRSCR
Classic/ClearRaw NIckelCLCLRSRN
Classic/ClearNIckelCLCLRSNI
Classic/ClearBlackCLCLRSBLK
Classic/ClearWhiteCLCLRSWH
Classic/ClearAged WhiteCLCLRSAW
Classic/ClearZebraCLCLRSZB