Bare Knuckle Pickups

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About Bare Knuckle Pickups

Bare Knuckle Pickups are a British company founded and still owned by Tim Mills. Tim has over 25 years worth of experience as a professional guitarist, and started the company in an effort to create pickups that could cover a wide range of musical styles.

Today, Bare Knuckle Pickups have grown to be a world famous brand known for extremely high quality. With a wide range of pickup models and styles, Bare Knuckle Pickups are famously identifiable by their tone, feel, and unique looks.

All Bare Knuckle pickups are hand wound using a method called "Scatter Winding". This method of winding requires a high degree of skill from the pickup builder, and the result creates a coil that isn't as even turn on turn in its wire pattern unlike the uniform windings you find from a machine. Sonically this creates a clearer high end and increases the overall frequency response giving you a loud, open, and incredibly detailed tone.

Why Should I Choose Bare Knuckle Pickups?

  • Scatter Wound coils which increases high end clarity and frequency response
  • Huge range of models for a variety of tones
  • High quality and historically accurate components

Frequently Asked Questions about Bare Knuckle Pickups

Question: Are Bare Knuckle pickups active or passive?
All Bare Knuckle pickups are passive. Some pickups such as the Ragnarok and Blackhawk are designed to capture some characteristics of active pickups.
Question: Are Bare Knuckle pickups potted?
Almost all Bare Knuckle pickups are potted in a mixture of Paraffin, and Beeswax. All high gain pickups and pickups requiring metal covers are potted twice to eliminate any chance of microphonic feedback.
Question: What guitars come with Bare Knuckle pickups?
Bare Knuckle pickups are the choice for many high end guitars, and can be found in production guitars from Ibanez, ESP, Chapman, Charvel, and Mayones guitars.