Elite Humbucker Series - Design Your Own Humbucker
Elite Humbucker Series - Design Your Own Humbucker
Elite Humbucker Series - Design Your Own Humbucker

Elite Humbucker Series - Design Your Own Humbucker

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Handmade in the USA to order!!
Wound exactly to your specs!
Read the description below to design your own humbucker!
Custom handcrafted humbuckers begin at $100 each
Choose Neck, Bridge or add both for a Custom Calibrated Set 

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The Elite Series Humbucker by Planet Tone. A humbucker for the next generation of tone lovers! Designed to offer warmth, growl and a super luscious top end. The pickup is extremely dynamic with a tonal response that is articulate and defining. It is for the player who loves vintage warmth but wants a modern response and articulation from their pickup.

Unlike most pickups and pickup manufacturers, we've allowed you to customize your humbucker to provide exactly the tone you wish. Choose the amount of drive vs. sustain by varying the strength of your magnet. Choose your mid-range response by varying the output. Higher output means more mid-range response. This allows you to cater your tone, especially at the bridge. Choose how much treble or top end response your humbucker offers by varying the design from a single pole piece design to double pole pieces. Each option slightly adjusts the tone of your pickup giving you the tonal response from your guitar that you desire.

Choose your Magnet:

  • Alnico II (80% Sustain / 20% Drive)
  • Alnico III (60% Sustain / 40% Drive)
  • Alnico IV (40% Sustain / 60% Drive)
  • Alnico V (20% Sustain / 80% Drive)
  • Alnico VIII (100% Drive - Heavy Mids)

Choose your Output (6K - 20k):

  • Please note lower outputs tend to have more signal room and treble response with a punchy feel
  • Higher outputs tend to have a higher gain and push amps more. They also tend to have more midrange response with a softer or less than punchy response on the low end
  •  Ideal Neck Outputs are around 8.0 for traditional tone and clarity

Choose your Pole Piece configuration:

  • Single Pole Pieces - Traditional look and top end (treble) response
  • Double Pole Pieces - Double screw look at bobbins. Max top end (treble) response; ideal for hotter pickups


  • Natural Enamel Wire
  • Alnico II, III, IV, V, VIII or Ceramic magnets
  • All mounting hardware included
  • Neck or Bridge
  • Single or Double Pole Piece options available
  • Wax Potted

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Christopher H.
United States
I recommend this product

great pickups at a great price and excellent customer service!

I was in the market to find a company who makes custom pickups and allows the customer the ability to select all the different specs and am very glad I found Planet Tone. I was able to choose everything I wanted in a pickup for my guitars and their customer service is excellent. I highly recommend checking out Planet Tone! Christopher Hone, Hone Guitars

United States United States
I recommend this product

Great pickups at a great price

For well over a decade I used Bare Knuckle Pickups as my standard, but with increasing prices, ****** exchange rate with the UK and long build/ship times, buying from them had become a lot more cumbersome and costly. I bought a used guitar that had Planet Tone pickups and was pleasantly surprised, they sounded as good as my BKPs. I ordered a set for another guitar, and while shipping took longer than expected, they met my expectations. I bought a second set for future use and they shipped quickly. I’d ding them 1/2 a start for taking 7 weeks (on a 30 day estimate) to ship my first batch of pickups, but some of that period was over the Dec holidays so I give them a pass.

United States United States
I recommend this product

Elite made to order Vintage 50's style neck P.U. to mate with Planet Tone 57 bridge P U !

OUTSTANDING,............. Recently installed 2 planet tone P U's in my LP Custom. I bought the 57 bridge & held off installing until I got the neck built to the spec's I wanted, A4 mag, lower vintage wind with mismatched coils. After learning about A4 mags,I was wanting to give it a try. I have tried vintage style P U's from other makers including Gibson, Seymour Duncan, Dimarzio, etc. With Jose's Planet Tone P U's my LP has a distinctive old vintage tone & character. The best way to describe is woody, acoustical, airy, yet the note attack has that percussive punch that I love, think of Dicky Betts's 58 LP he used on all those early A. Broes. tunes! Another plus with these new P U's is the increased sustain of the notes, which may be due to possibly the quality or type of Mags used, I don't know but WOW, I like it ! Of course, a lot has to do with how you set up your instrument! I highly recommend Planet Tone! His web site offers P U's for all types of players. I am now a big fan of Jose's pick ups & will be buying more soon. His prices are very reasonable and they are, AMERICAN MADE ! Here is an after thought, A world class chef, can give you all the ingredients for a master class meal and anybody can prepare it for you, but it takes the skill of the master class chef to make it taste the way it should ,....... Same with pick ups ! sincerely, Tonerocker!