Janktone Announces New Jankenstein Humbucker

(Image credit: courtesy of Janktone)

Janktone has announced the new Jankenstein Humbucker, which the company touts as the “first real and defining change to the humbucker pickup since 1955.”

The Jankenstein deploys variable stacking height bobbins, designed to enhance individual players’ style and tone. Each coil is wound for position specific placement in the guitar, which Janktone says allows for coil splitting with no appreciable volume loss and other wiring choices.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.