Afterburner Humbucker

(5 customer reviews)


Handmade in the USA to order!!
Expert wound for killer 80s shred tone!
Handcrafted humbuckers begin at $65 each
Choose Neck, Bridge or add both for a Custom Calibrated Set

6 or 7 String Humbucker * 

Pickup Position * 

Humbucker Color * 

Note: 7 string comes in black only

Screw / Slug Color * 

Humbucker Lead Type * 

Bridge Pickup Spacing * 

Gibson 50 mm spacing is standard. Choose “F spaced” if your tremolo or bridge is 52-53mm.

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The Planet Tone Afterburner Humbucker! Designed for the guitarist who takes their guitar to the next level whether a virtuoso or the weekend aficionado! Does your fretboard burn? This pickup is designed to match the nuances of aggressive playing styles. Bending, diving, pulls, taps and more…when you need a pickup than can deliver, shrill, thrill and send chills – look no further.

The pickup is tight yet responsive and powerful. The bottom is tight, punch but not thin or small. It has drive, power and response with mids that are perfectly seasoned to sparkle the top end and offer highs that are dynamic and rich but not thin and anemic. This wind allows players to focus on technique and to allow the pickup enhance your playing experience while providing a tone that is luscious, rich and addictive.

Made with care, this pickup has a  neck and bridge that delivers for heavy blues, classic rock, heavy rock, aggressive shred styles and more.


  • Red Enamel Wire
  • Alnico V magnets
  • All mounting hardware included
  • Neck Output Approx. 7.75k
  • Bridge Output Approx. 13.0k
  • Wax Potted

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs

5 reviews for Afterburner Humbucker

  1. Kipp Hockin (verified owner)

    Dollar for dollar, these are THE BEST pickups out there. My customers couldn’t be happier with the tonal versatility that these pickups are capable of. Planet Tone has it going on!!!

  2. Kipp Hockin (verified owner)

    These pickups, in my opinion, are probably the best thing going today. They’re slightly overwound so they’re “hotter” than a standard PAF, but their clean tones are outstanding. I have installed several sets, and my customers tell me they just love the tone these pickups produce. From Metal to Country, these pickups do it all. You truly can’t go wrong with Planet Tone pickups

  3. Kipp Hockin (verified owner)

    These are some of the best pickups I have ever used. Fantastic tone and clarity, for a great price. You definitely can’t go wrong buying anything from Planet Tone.

  4. Francis G. (verified owner)

    Flat out- it lives up to its name… absolutely killing!!! So happy with my Planet Tone pickups!

  5. Joshua R. (verified owner)

    Another awesome pickup from Planet Tone. This is the pickup for hard rock. The bridge pickup has got a wonderful creamy crunch to it and the bridge is warm without breaking up. This is my 3rd PT pickup and they have all been outstanding.

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