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Birmingham, England meet Birmingham, Alabama! This humbucker set delivers classic British crunch and huge mids, but also splits to a killer Southern single coil sound.

The Birmingham takes the best of your favourite 70s tones and slams them into one great humbucker set. Think Angus, Jimmy, Tony and the rest!

All Birmingham pickups are fully wax potted to avoid microphonic feedback, and come supplied with #3/48 screws, springs and an installation guide.

Available individually or as a set. Four conductor wiring as standard.

Neck 7.2k / Bridge 8.7k / F-spaced Bridge 8.9k, Alnico V


Tech Specs

Birmingham Neck Birmingham Bridge
Model AC5N AC5B
Magnet Alnico V Bar Alnico V Bar
DCR 7.2k 8.7k (F-spaced 8.9k)
Inductance 4.2H 5.5H
Hookup Wire 4-Conductor 4-Conductor
Baseplate Nickel Silver Nickel Silver

Birmingham

Birmingham

Birmingham, England meet Birmingham, Alabama! This humbucker set delivers classic British crunch and huge mids, but also splits to a killer Southern single coil sound.

Neck 7.2k / Bridge 8.7k / F-spaced Bridge 8.9k, Alnico V

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Full Description

Birmingham, England meet Birmingham, Alabama! This humbucker set delivers classic British crunch and huge mids, but also splits to a killer Southern single coil sound.

The Birmingham takes the best of your favourite 70s tones and slams them into one great humbucker set. Think Angus, Jimmy, Tony and the rest!

All Birmingham pickups are fully wax potted to avoid microphonic feedback, and come supplied with #3/48 screws, springs and an installation guide.

Available individually or as a set. Four conductor wiring as standard.

Neck 7.2k / Bridge 8.7k / F-spaced Bridge 8.9k, Alnico V


Tech Specs

Birmingham Neck Birmingham Bridge
Model AC5N AC5B
Magnet Alnico V Bar Alnico V Bar
DCR 7.2k 8.7k (F-spaced 8.9k)
Inductance 4.2H 5.5H
Hookup Wire 4-Conductor 4-Conductor
Baseplate Nickel Silver Nickel Silver

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David McComb
Birminghams

Installed in my Strat and it has brought it life. Great Humbucker and single coil tones.

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Filip Kiekens
Fantastic upgrade

As a beginner guitarist, I bought a Yamaha Pacifica 012. Which allowed me to learn the basics. However, after a while I became less and less satisfied with the sound quality. It just wasn't up to the task anymore. So I changed the stock humbucker to a Tonerider Birmingham. It revitalized the guitar changing the sound from cold and metallic to warm and full. I also changed the capacitor to a 47nF styroflex, which is a match made in heaven. It will never be the best guitar in the world. However, with this upgrade, it has been given a new lease of life and will help me continue my guitar journey. All of that without breaking the bank.

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Joey Holden
Finally a coil split that actually... sounds like a single coil!

I replaced the muddy bridge humbucker in a Fender blacktop strat with the Birmingham, and this thing CUTS. It's transformed a once muddy and uninspired sounding guitar into a killer instrument, and it's since become my go-to studio guitar, ending up being reached for 95% of the time on the last record we made, even over a US Deluxe Strat & Tele. In fact, I have this wired so that the single coil is its default bridge position, with the humbucker on the pull switch (which honestly, I barely ever use, I love that single coil bite so much). I also have the Rebel 90 in the neck, which I love.
Folks ask me how I get that cutting, almost telecaster-esque 'crispy chicken' sound out of a humbucker loaded strat... and well... this is my secret.
I'd attach a lovely photo of me playing this on a huge stage, but alas I play bass in the live show, so I hope a photo of my guitar with my needy dog/sentient mop (grumbling at me because it's past his bedtime) will suffice.

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Kevin Smedley
Great pickup. Great value

I was looking for a new neck pickup for my PRS Tremonti SE and was sold on the description alone. I thought I would give the Birmingham a go as I was looking for a neck humbucker to coil split and get as good a sound as possible. Well that was soon established as soon as I installed it. I swapped out the neck volume pot for a push push pot and wired in the Birmingham. Wow! I was instantly impressed. So much so I bought a second for my other Tremonti SE. I love coil splitting it and just backing off the volume. I would definitely recommend the Birmingham to anyone. Great pickup. Great value.

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Gary Macleod
Once again a great product

Are these pickups better than Seymour Duncan's? Yes, yes they are. This is my 4th set to yenk out the SD and replace them with the unbelievably awesome sound of Tonerider pickups. Paired with the supplied 50's wiring diagram I placed these birminghams in my les paul. I was in awe of the clean-page crunch. The only thing bad I can say is I wish I would have known about these pickups a long time ago but that's on me.