A high-definition humbucker that gives you more of everything you love about your guitar, with the finest components available.
The Zephyr series was born from a challenge issued to Vice President of Engineering Kevin Beller to come up with a pickup that wasn’t constrained by the usual considerations of costs or materials: just dream it, design it and build it. The result is a tone with unprecedented treble clarity, vibrant harmonics and incredible dynamics, where your guitar simply feels like it has more of everything. More highs, fuller yet tighter lows, fatter mids and greater responsiveness. Compared to the Zephyr bridge humbucker, the neck model has a lower output and more high end which allow it to match well with the bridge model.
The sound is what immediately stands out about the Zephyr, but how we get there involves careful selection and implementation of the highest-quality materials available. We use silver wire – the only material with a lower CD resistance per unit length than copper (5.36%). Silver wire doesn’t boost highs and lows; it just does a better job of transmitting them. And silver’s softness compared to copper allows for an exceptionally even, neat coil form with increased immediacy whether you play with your pick or fingers.
We also use Bi-Metallic pole pieces with 440C Stainless Steel around a pure nickel core; the Stainless Steel delivers high saturation levels and extends the dynamic range, while the nickel core responds more quickly to subtle changes. We also use Glass Fiberfill Nylon Bobbins which are more resistant to microphonics than plastic and are more physically stable. Finally we use Cryogenic treatment which has been proven to enhance the detail available from audio equipment.
We hope you’ll love the Zephyr Silver Pickups as much as we do. If you want the best for your tone, Zephyr pickups are a true investment in your sound.