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/Set Color/Cover SKU UPC
Neck Black CLHNBLK 856724008583
Neck White CLHNWH
Neck Aged White CLHNAW
Neck Zebra CLHNZB
Neck Nickel CLHNNI 856724008552
Neck Chrome CLHNCR 856724008569
Neck Raw Nickel CLHNRN
Neck Gold CLHNGD
Neck Relic Nickel CLHNREL
Bridge Black CLHBBLK 856724008477
Bridge White BLHBWH
Bridge Aged White CLHBAW
Bridge Zebra CLHBZB
Bridge Nickel CLHBNI 856724008484
Bridge Chrome CLHBCR 856724008491
Bridge Raw Nickel CLHBRN 856724008507
Bridge Gold CLHBGD
Bridge Relic Nickel CLHBREL
Smooth/Classic Gold SMCLSGD
Smooth/Classic Chrome SMCLSCR 856724008002
Smooth/Classic Raw NIckel SMCLSRN 856724008026
Smooth/Classic NIckel SMCLSNI 856724008019
Smooth/Classic Black SMCLSBLK 856724008033
Smooth/Classic White SMCLSWH
Smooth/Classic Aged White SMCLSAW
Smooth/Classic Zebra SMCLSZB
Classic/Classic Gold CLCLSGD
Classic/Classic Chrome CLCLSCR
Classic/Classic Raw NIckel CLCLSRN
Classic/Classic NIckel CLCLSNI
Classic/Classic Black CLCLSBLK
Classic/Classic White CLCLSWH
Classic/Classic Aged White CLCLSAW
Classic/Classic Zebra CLCLSZB
Classic/Overdrive Gold CLODSGD
Classic/Overdrive Chrome CLODSCR 856724008521
Classic/Overdrive Raw NIckel CLODSRN 856724008538
Classic/Overdrive NIckel CLODSNI 856724008545
Classic/Overdrive Black CLODSBLK 856724008514
Classic/Overdrive White CLODSWH
Classic/Overdrive Aged White CLODSAW
Classic/Overdrive Zebra CLODSZB
Classic/Clear Gold CLCLRSGD
Classic/Clear Chrome CLCLRSCR
Classic/Clear Raw NIckel CLCLRSRN
Classic/Clear NIckel CLCLRSNI
Classic/Clear Black CLCLRSBLK
Classic/Clear White CLCLRSWH
Classic/Clear Aged White CLCLRSAW
Classic/Clear Zebra CLCLRSZB