McNelly Gold Foil Pickup


Gold Foil Tasting Notes
The iconic Gold Foil. Originals are highly sort after by guitarists searching for the 'Coodercaster' sound, but for many who have heard them soon realise that their versatility and great tone lead to a lot more than a modded slide guitar pickup. Finally with us, is Tim McNelly's take on the classic Gold Foil, or silver if that's more your thing!

As with any McNelly take on a classic pickup design, this isn't simply a reproduction. This is a design that will further develop the tone and quality. What is a Gold Foil? Traditionally it's a pickup based around rubber magnets, of which McNelly cut in house for their custom bobbins, along with 44 gauge wire at roughly 30% fewer turns that a strat single coil pickup for example. A really short bobbin, lots of steel and adjustable pole pieces. The pole pieces sit north of the coil, meaning they help provide pretty prominent low overtones, yet clear. Something McNelly's take on the classic further implements with Tim's characteristic dynamics seen across his entire pickup range. 

These are now finally available on the standard McNelly Pickups line-up! 

Cover Options
McNelly pickups are listed individually, so simply add neck and/or bridge option you wish, to the cart. They are available with nickel covers, along with classic gold foil, or slick silver foil insert.
Also available with an additional pickguard mounting bracket.

I currently have a bridge position, gold cover Gold Foil pickup in stock.

For other positions or cover styles - These great pickups are currently hand made to order in Canada. All made to order pickups have a estimated lead time to your door of around 4-5 weeks. We'll always do our best to shorten this estimate and keep you updated when they are leaving the McNelly workshop or if it is looking to be any longer.

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