Now hard rock and metal guitarists can get the explosive power they demand without sacrificing the expressive, hair-trigger response of a great passive pickup.
Created for the electrifying young virtuoso Gus G. [Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind], the Gus G. FIRE Blackouts System includes a pair of traditional-looking humbucking pickups and a low-noise, high-output dual active preamp. Expect ferocious distortion and remarkable sustain, with strong note definition and a crisp, clear attack. It’s the most organic-sounding active pickup system you’ve ever heard.
The Gus G. FIRE Blackouts System includes two pickups handmade in Santa Barbara, California, and a U.S.A.-made Blackouts preamp that replaces one of the guitar’s volume pots. The preamp features the bare-wire lockdown system used in Seymour Duncan’s Liberator Solderless Pickup Change System, so players who already have active pickups in their guitar can install the new system using only the included screwdriver. The package also includes three 25K potentiometers for guitarists who are migrating from passive pickups.
“This system combines the massive tone, kick, and distortion of Blackouts with the rich tone and expressive feel of my favorite passive pickups,” says Gus. “It responds perfectly to all my picking techniques, and more of my personality comes through than with any active pickup I’ve tried."
The Gus G. FIRE Blackouts System communicates every nuance of your playing. You’ll hear your hands. You’ll hear your guitar. You’ll hear you.