Legacy Humbucker

(7 customer reviews)


Handmade in the USA to order!!
Expert wound for a driving classic humbucker 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 name says it all! There are certain years that have captivated guitar players because of their cherished tone and the year 1959 is certainly one of them! This is why the Legacy Humbucker is based on this pickup, except we changed the Alnico II magnet to a Alnico V to give it a modern edge and feel that many of today’s players desire!

Constructed of period correct materials right down to the maple spacers, this pickup delivers! The tone is unapproachable and will easily captivate your ears with that amazing balance of highs, mids and bass response yielding unprecedented vintage tone. The pickup is made with enamel wire and alnico V magnets for that perfect rock feel!

The alnico V magnets ensure the edge you are looking for without compromising vintage feel, dynamics or tone.

Made with:

  • Enamel wire
  • Alnico V magnets
  • All mounting hardware included
  • Output approx.: 8.5k @ Neck
  • Output approx.: 9.5k @ Bridge
  • Wax Potted

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs

7 reviews for Legacy Humbucker

  1. Anthony

    I wanted to replace the pickups on a Reverend Volcano. I just wasn’t happy with the tone I was getting from this guitar. Don’t get me wrong, the pickups that came with the guitar weren’t bad. They just weren’t providing me with the tone that I like. I’m into the “Classic” Hard Rock and Old School Metal from the 1970s, Blues, and Stoner/Doom Metal. I have a vintage 1979 Marshall JMP 2204, a Laney GH50L, and a Framus Dragon that go through an Engl Pro 4×12 cab loaded with Warehouse Guitar Speakers. I also have a Marshall DCL40C and a Peavey Delta Blues 410. And I use a slew of fuzz, distortion, overdrive, and boost pedals. I prefer pickups that have a warm, vintage tone when played clean. I don’t like high output pickups because I don’t think they sound as good as lower output pickups when played clean.That’s why I love the Legacy pickups. Not only do they sound awesome when played clean, they sound incredible when I use my pedals. Most of the time there are certain pedal/amp combinations that either like a certain guitar or they don’t. I’ve yet to find a pedal/amp combination that doesn’t like my Reverend with the Legacys. The Legacys have such a sweet tone. All I can say is if you’re into the same genres of music I’m into, the you really need to have these pups in your guitars. Let me put it to you this way, I’m very serious when it comes to my tone. Like any guitarist who’s chasing after that “Holy Grail” tone they hear in their head, I have spent a lot of money on pickups from different companies. Now that I’ve discovered Planet Tone pickups, my search is over. I will never buy pickups from another company ever again. These Legacys are magical. Planet Tone pickups have serious mojo!

  2. Tim Howard (verified owner)

    These pickups sound incredible! I installed them in my Les Paul and they have the perfect tone. I run my Les Paul through a Hughes and Kettner setup, and can’t believe how good it sounds. I purchased some Southern Heritages from Jose not too long ago, and installed them on my other Les Paul. They sound great also, but the Legacy’s seem like they were meant for Les Paul’s. I get every tone I want. Blues, rock, classic rock, blues rock, and metal. These pickups do it all. Jose was able to get these ready for me and ship them out very fast. I’ve decided that all of my guitars will have Planet Tone pickups in them. For the price, you can’t beat them. Even with high dollar pickups! Once you install these Legacy’s, you will wonder why you didn’t have them before. I highly recommend these for any style of playing.

  3. jason mccullough (verified owner)

    This is a solid pickup with a slightly vintage feel. I was looking for something in the PAF Pro territory and this is similar but with a unique voice. Somewhere between an old Seymore and a PAF. Very playable and reacts fantastically with my dynamic pick attacks and playing style.
    If you are on the fence about spending $100 or more on a big brand give these guys a shot.

  4. George T. (verified owner)

    Beautiful warm tone

  5. Donald Sloan (verified owner)

    I got this pickup for the neck position of my Charvel to pair with the Full Throttle bridge pickup. It suits the job very nicely! Sweet & soulful while retaining the right amount of clarity I look for in a neck pickup. I might just have to try a pair of these in one of my Les Pauls.

  6. Michael (verified owner)

    Pickups are smooth and rich with great sustain. Great upgrade to my Epiphone Les Paul custom. I always loved this guitar but did not realize what was missing until the Legacy Humbuckers were installed. Now it sounds like a higher end guitar. I have no problem recommending these. Delivery was a little slower than expected but worth the wait. Great value and high quality product.

  7. Patrick Stuart (verified owner)

    This has got to be one of the best sounding humbuckers I have ever heard. It used in the bridge position. The tone was amazing. On heavy overdrive I couldn’t put the guitar down. I plan on buying more for another guitar project for myself. This first one was for a client. It’s rare to find such a good pickup and if you’re a soloist type player then this one serves that purpose well. Sincerely, Pat

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