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Fender Shawbucker 1 Humbucker Pickup - Zebra

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Usually exclusive to the American Deluxe/Elite and American Standard Stratocasters, the Fender Shawbucker 1 Humbucker Zebra Pickups are now available as an aftermarket upgrade! Designed by acclaimed humbucking pickup genius Tim Shaw of Fender, the innovative ShawBucker pickup is a new take on an old perception.

After many decades of research and development Shaw has created the perfect humbucking pickup. Designed specifically in order to retains clarity and impressive note definition while remaining resistant to hum and other extraneous noise. This means the Shawbucker develops a full true humbucker sound with well defined overtones while, thanks to its open-coil style pickup configuration, being sure to complement and balance your guitar’s natural overall voice. 

The days of "potting" your pickups are over as these feedback resistant pickups are highly dynamic, but not micro-phonic thanks to their tighter winding and careful construction. Tim Shaw is a firm believer that a pickup should enhance an instruments natural tone without overpowering it and recommends using the his ShawBucker 1 in either position in a HH configuration or as the bridge pickup in a HSS configuration, this is thanks to their superb blending ability with traditional single coil pickups.

  • Designed by Fender humbucker veteran and expert Tim Shaw
  • Hum resistant
  • Retains clarity and note definition 
  • No potting needed
  • Feedback resistant 
  • Great blending ability and compatibility with other pickup styles
  • Highly Dynamic 
  • Fat vintage true humbucker tones 



Fender Shawbucker: Got these for an old 1984 Fender Flame (nice guitar let down by its electrics but loathed to ditch childhood gift) which originally had muddy characterless humbuckers with glued-in mounts. Gig Gear were genius in converting to proper pickup rings and I initially went with top of the range Seymour Duncans. These were excellent but seemed a bit ill matched, PAF-style, designed for Gibsons. Recently available aftermarket Shawbuckers are just perfect - humbuckers for Fender’s maple and alder tone woods. Now it sounds like a good HH strat but with Gibson scale-length playability (guitar has similar hollowed-out construction and shape to 1990s Gibson ES 336).

Richard Abdy
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