Mick Thomson Blackouts® - bridge AHB-3b

$115.00 StreetBuy


Increased high-end and tightened bass response make this active bridge pickup the linchpin in Mick Thomson’s signature detuned carnage.


After years of bombing the world with our original Blackouts, Slipknot’s Seven approached us to custom voice an active bridge pickup better suited to his 6-string’s dropped B tuning. He specifically wanted to add more treble definition while tightening up the low-end to perfectly compliment his complex crushing riffs and dissonant accents. We worked closely with Mick to get the voicing just right, the result being the EMTY Blackouts humbuckers. The EMTY bridge model has the energy and output of the original Blackouts, but you’ll immediately notice that the custom tuned preamp yields a tighter low end that gives your sound an edgier, more percussive feel whether you’re in standard tuning or beneath the earth’s crust. This is especially true for palm muted, heavy chugging riffs. The mids provide just enough detail and the augmented treble response really gives solos a solid attack.

Pair with the EMTY neck model for a perfectly balanced set.

Comes with pots, hardware, quick-connector cables, capacitor (active pickups require a special cap value), output jack, battery clip, and wire needed for installation. If your guitar already has active pickups with quick-connector cables installed, you should be able to simply unplug them and plug in your Blackouts.


Sound Samples


Mick Thomson EMTY Blackouts

Mick Thomson's Signature Blackouts EMTY

Seymour Duncan Blackouts: AHB-1 vs. AHB-3

Tone Profile

  • 1418.6mV
  • E.Q.


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