Designed for Extended Range 8 AND 9 string guitars, the X-Bar 4.0 pickups have a broad, sensitive, wide band tone, with loads of warmth, clarity and headroom. The articulate low end is tight, but not bassy, and keeps your tone out of the mud-zone. The attack is smooth when playing both rhythms, riffs and leads, and the liquid crystal tone shines through for large chords.
Developed for straight or fanned necks, the extremely versatile X-Bars pickups excel at everything from jazz to metal and all points in between. Another advantage is there is no volume drop in split mode and working as a single coil; noise is virtually eliminated in comparison to standard old style humbucker designs (split wiring diagram HERE). The world's first passive, High Definition pickup for Extended Range Guitars has arrived!
Because of variance in string width between manufactures please make sure when purchasing that it is the correct size pickup. Here is a link to the spec page for the Aluma X-Bar & Deathbar pickups.