Tom Anderson PQ-Series pickups provide the clean look of a traditional Soapbar-style pickup and the clean sound of no 60-cycle hum (The “Q” stands for quiet).
The longstanding benefit of a Soapbar-style pickup is that they produce a sound that lives between the weaker F-type, single coil and the fat focus of a humbucker, giving you a sound nothing else can quite achieve.
So, think of the wide bandwidth that a single coil pickup delivers - low, lows and stringy, musical highs. Now tame those highs ever so slightly so there is no “shattering glass” timbre, just clear string clarity. Add big, booming lows and give it enough midrange girth to not be wimpy in any situation - but not so much that it is mid-only like a traditional humbucker.
Not weak but not overly hot - big enough to be dirty when pushed through your favorite amp and pristine when backed off - without 60-cycle hum! This coveted iconic musical “P” tone has not ever been achievable in a hum-canceling version – until now!
The precision polepiece alignment means string and polepiece engage in maximum communication. Also, the height adjustment screws have been moved slightly outward for easier and intricate angling and height adjustment. The pickups are available with Cream or black covers.
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Models & Descriptions
PQ1 • Vintage level Soapbar for neck application, wonderful, rich and full, but not too bloated - and with no hum.
PQ2 • Vintage output bridge, full, rich, and gorgeously, hum-free
PQ3 • With tradition still intact, the PQ3 gives more oomph per pick attack, for an elevated level of performance. It’s rippin’ made easy—and quiet.
PQ1- • For slightly more open, clarity in the neck position, the PQ1- is it.