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Mighty Mite Motherbucker Pickup (Rear / Bridge)

 
Finally, the Motherbucker is back! You won't believe how good your Les Paul will sound! This is the mother of all humbuckers!! - - The new Motherbucker boasts a 21.6k output for the bridge. The new design allows scorching gain without losing tone for a great lead sound and super tight bottom end for rhythms. These babies are hot, hot, hot! Get that Les Paul sound you've always wanted and baby your guitar with the gorgeous look it deserves!


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Extreme pickup for huge gain and tone featured

Comments I bought the Motherbucker for a cheap Saga PRS style kit guitar I was building. I bought the black/cream zebra model which gave me the vintage look I wanted, but a ton of output for huge tone.

The kit guitar I was installing it in has a cheap multi-layer basswood body, and a maple neck with rosewood fretboard.

Working out the wiring required a bit of digging around on the Mighty Mite forum at the time, but now their site has all the wiring information to work out how to install it.

The Motherbucker looked quite nicely made for the money, and once installed they looked the part against the metallic maroon colour I had painted the body.

When I first tried the Motherbucker out I was blown away by the huge 21.6K of output! This pickup really pushed my amp into extreme distortion. It wasn't the greatest for clean tones, but it was capable of them. It was also quite acceptable in terms of noise with high gain tones. There wasn't too much hum or hiss, which is pretty good for a cheap pickup. I'd imagine Mighty Mite must do a pretty good job of wax potting the pickups. If you are looking for a high gain metal, or dirty punk, etc pickup that wont break the bank this is a sure thing.

The only issue I found with the Motherbucker in this particular guitar was that it sounded quite thick and muddy in the cheap nasty body I had installed it in. I'm sure if it were installed in a decent alder or mahogany body it would really shine.

I think the Alnico magnet is the cause of these issues in my particular guitar. As a result of that I replaced the magnet with a lower output ceramic magnet from a stock pickup I had removed from another guitar, and now it roars with clarity and bite.

I would not hesitate to install it stock into a decent mahogany or alder body though. Basswood I would probably think twice about, or change the magnet like I have done with my current one.

Overall I think the Mighty Mite Motherbucker is a great value pickup for someone looking for a extreme output pickup for metal and the like. Just be aware that in cheap nasty multi-ply basswood, etc bodies it may not sound the best. Although for grunge, stoner rock, sludge metal, or punk it might be the perfect thick tone. Like I said earlier though, which a simple easy to do mod replacing the magnet with a ceramic one it turns the pickup into a sharp, cutting beast with clarity.


Liked about it Looks great
* Well made for the price
* Massive output for high gain crunch


Didn't like A bit thick and muddy stock in my cheap nasty guitar
* Not the greatest cleans


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3.0

By LonePhantom
Apr 08, 2010
 
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Definately a contender!!

Comments I bought one of these Motherbuckers for an EVH replica project. I'm glad I did! These are high output and are rated at 21.6K--plenty of punch for your axe. They are also easy on the wallet. I got mine for $35.00, but the price has since gone up to around $42.00--still a great value. This pickup is reminiscent of a DiMarzio Super Distortion--at least to my ears. With this monster installed in my Frankenstein, it got me really close to that coveted "brown sound." If you want a kick-in-the-pants humbucker and are limited on funds, then pick up a Mighty Mite Motherbucker.


Liked about it 1. The price.
2. The sound! I got the tone I was after for my project.


Didn't like There were no installation instructions in the package. It may have been an oversight. A little online research provided the wire color codes, then I was all set.


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4.0

By AlaskaBat
Mar 01, 2011
 
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Kent Armstrong Motherbucker, Worth the money!!!!

Comments I'v just installed 2 of these in my guitar myself! after a bit of research of the, "how to guide", to wire these pickups up! I found that both shielded wires have to be earthed with the green. I have them both in the front and the rear of my guitar and I am highly impressed with the sound that comes out of these 27.k output pickups. I also changed the Volume and Tone pots to 500k and put a 0.047 capacitor on the tone for a more warmer sound in stead of the 0.022 as recommended by WD Music

Overdrive sound is really awesome, distorted sound is just wickedly awesome and my clean is beautiful, and my lead sound is out of this world!

My guitar is a Squire Strat with a maple/rosewood neck


Liked about it Great for any overdriven/distorted sound

Clean sounds are great for any style that you play

Very warm and extremely well balanced pickup on clean and overdrive/ distorted

Really recommend this upgrade if you want your guitar to sound like a, "kick ass", guitar


Didn't like I'v had no problems! It sound way more better than my Ibanez RG 520


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5.0

By maoriboi
May 17, 2010
 
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