Bare Knuckle Pickups Peacemaker humbucker review

Chris Robertson's signature humbucker could be the aftermarket PAF-alike you've been waiting for

Bare Knuckle Peacemaker
(Image: © Bare Knuckle Pickups)

Guitar World Verdict

Tonal bliss, ripened sweetness, it's all there as the Peacemaker services up a modern take on the world's most legendary humbucker.


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    Great tones, superb clarity.

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    Gutsy at the bridge, gutsy at the neck.

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    Lots of custom options.


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Zero in on Bare Knuckle’s last few artist collaborations for signature electric guitar pickups and you’ll find that the UK brand has been crushing it with humbuckers voiced for traditional and progressive metal. 

From the extraordinary Adam “Nolly” Getgood Polymath humbuckers to the riveting Rabea Massaad Silo, Bare Knuckle has established an ironclad footing in pickups geared toward mainstream metal players.

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Paul Riario

Paul Riario has been the tech/gear editor and online video presence for Guitar World for over 25 years. Paul is one of the few gear editors who has actually played and owned nearly all the original gear that most guitarists wax poetically about, and has survived this long by knowing every useless musical tidbit of classic rock, new wave, hair metal, grunge, and alternative genres. When Paul is not riding his road bike at any given moment, he remains a working musician, playing in two bands called SuperTrans Am and Radio Nashville.