Do you make your pickups in-house?
What’s the difference between the 60s Vintage and 60s Fat pickups?
What’s the difference between the Small Block 302, Small Block 327 and Blown 59 humbuckers?
Are your humbuckers “Gibson spaced” or “Fender spaced”?

Do you make your pickups in-house?

Yes!  Every Grosh pickup is handcrafted in our shop in Broomfield, CO, using nothing but the highest quality components.
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What’s the difference between the 60s Vintage and 60s Fat pickups?

The only difference between the 60s Vintage and 60s Fat is that the 60s Fat has about 5% more winds … so a little hotter, more push in the mids and a slightly bigger low end.  With fewer winds, the 60s Vintage is a little more open and airy sounding, with more sparkle on the top, but still plenty of low end.  They both deliver incredible strat tone but 60s Fat is just a bit “fatter” than the 60s Vintage.
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What’s the difference between the Small Block 302, Small Block 327 and Blown 59 humbuckers?

The Small Block 302 is our take on a vintage PAF-style humbucker. It covers all the “classic” humbucker tones with much better clarity and definition … very fat, organic and open sounding … and very versatile. The 302 is our most popular neck humbucker – the uncovered version uses an Alnico IV magnet and the covered version uses Alnico V. The Small Block 327 is basically a slightly overwound version of the 302. It has all the characteristics of the 302 but with a little “more” of everything … more punch without any loss of clarity or top end. The 327 is our most popular bridge humbucker, and it uses an Alnico V magnet. The Blown 59 is perhaps best described as an “80s rock” style pickup … higher output than the 327 and a bit darker sounding – a result of the Alnico II magnet. It’s an incredible all around rock pickup and captures the EVH vibe with great definition and clarity.
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Are your humbuckers “Gibson spaced” or “Fender spaced”?

Our humbuckers are “Gibson spaced” and measure 50mm from the center of the two outside pole pieces. We don’t offer a “Fender spaced” version of our humbuckers. Why? Well, first of all, Gibson spaced humbuckers are the industry standard (with a few exceptions, most manufacturers only make Gibson spaced humbuckers). Also, keep in mind that the spacing difference is VERY slight – Fender spaced humbuckers are only 2-3mm wider than Gibson spaced humbuckers, which means only a fraction of a millimeter difference with each pole piece. The magnetic field of each pole piece is larger than the pole piece itself, so it more than adequately compensates for any slight difference in spacing. Also, the bridges that we use on our guitars are actually slightly narrower than traditional Fender bridges, so the Gibson spacing works just fine. Also keep in mind that it’s rare that each string will always line up exactly over each pole piece (this is normal) – string spacing over the bridge pickup is slightly wider than string spacing over the neck pickup, and even as you play and bend strings, there are slight variations in string alignment over the pole pieces yet the pickup still picks up the string vibrations. In short, our humbuckers work great on all of our models and will work great on any other brand of guitar.
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