Porter Blender Humbucker Pickup


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The Porter Blender Humbucker is truly a custom pickup. All of Porter pickups are custom, but this one takes things a step further. Using 4 different wires throughout one set of two blender humbuckers. That’s where the “Blender” aspect comes in. Through Porter's pickup line development, and through much testing and tweaking the winds, the Blenders were born. They find wire size and coating make a difference tonally, so they've put some of their favorites into this set.
The Neck Pickup
The Blender Neck pickup is a hybrid of two popular humbuckers. You could think of it in basic construction as half Classic and half Anthem PAF. Being in the neck position, you get a sweet tone from the humbucker and a great mix of vintage-yet cut through tones. Paired with an AlNiCo 2 magnet, this humbucker hits the sweet spot tonally and provides you with a non-muddy and versatile neck pickup.
The Bridge Pickup
The bridge pickup is special in that it’s the same two wires and coatings of the neck pickup bobbins, but a smaller (43) gauge. The smaller gauge wire allows for an increased coil resistance and more agressive pickup that is especially voiced for the positon. Porter normally uses 43 gauge wire in telecaster neck pickups, but in this case, it makes for a sweet sounding humbucker thats clear and crisp, and responds perfectly to overdriven riffs and lead tones paired with the AlNiCo 5 magnet.
The Set
Where the blenders really shine is the tonal difference in all three positons of the set. Typically, the bridge pickup reads about 2K more than the neck pickup. The middle position really shines since the neck and bridge pickup are different in so many ways.