Forged to fathom the deepest of metal tunings, the Nazgûls searing highs, grinding mids and tight bass perfect the tone of modern metal.
The Nazgûl was originally designed specifically for 7 and 8 string guitars, and combines a large ceramic magnet with custom winding specs. The goal was to deliver the perfect modern metal pickup for low tunings under high gain for extended range instruments. The result is a perfect blend of note articulation, saturation, pick attack, and one of the most brutal chugs you’ll ever hear from a humbucker. It has incredible harmonic content across all frequency ranges, and an insanely tight bass response. The Nazgûl has a seriously aggressive high gain sound that is lively, yet completely controllable. On clean amp settings, it still knows how to behave and give you those bell-like clean tones. This passive 7-string humbucker comes in choice of a standard open-coil look or black metal humbucker cover, both in a classic passive mount that easily fits in any guitar with traditional routing. We also make it in a standard active mount size with a black soapbar cover with one row of exposed poles for a modern look. Pair with the Sentient neck pickup for the ultimate prog metal sound and versatility. Hand built in our Santa Barbara, CA factory, the Nazgûl uses a large ceramic bar magnet, nickel silver bottom plate, 4-conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options, and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance.