JJ'S Humbucking pickups

♛ Sovereign Humbucker Set Alnico II

Ricardo takes the Sovereign Humbucker set for a spin - with gain.

♛ Sovereign Humbucker Set Alnico II

Ricardo Espinha takes the Sovereign Humbucker set through their paces with a bit of top blues playing.


JJ's Guitar Pickups has an offering for guitarists seeking true 50's Humbucker tone - The Sovereign Humbucking Guitar Pickup.

The ♛Sovereign Humbucking Guitar Pickup is all about gorgeous overtones, even order harmonics, that upper bass smoothness on vibrato that original examples have. Beautifully warm, jazzy sound when clean. A great gainy sound when pushed, all whilst retaining transparency and dynamics.



For Gib/Epi® in 49.2mm Imperial string spacing.

$320 for the HH set, or $160 each, add $50 for a pair of damped and fitted high quality German Nickel covers. (Prices in AUD)

DCR - Bridge 7.9-8K - Neck 7.6-7.7K

Alnico II rough cast bar magnets made in Sheffield UK, Butyrate Bobbins. Nickel long-leg baseplates, 1018 slugs and Filister head screws. Maple spacer, genuine Gavitt® braided 2 wire connection. AWG42 Elektrisola coil wire.

Coils are machine wound just like the originals.

We use only high quality, thin and transparent German Nickel covers.

Available in 2 wire connection.



For Import style guitars in 50mm Neck and 52mm Bridge Metric string spacing.

$280 for the HH set, or $140 each, add $50 for a pair of fitted, high quality German Nickel covers. (Prices in AUD)

DCR - Bridge 8.1-8.2K - Neck 7.7-7.8K

Alnico II rough cast bar magnets made in Sheffield UK, ABS Bobbins. Nickel baseplates, 1215 slugs and Filister head screws. ABS spacer, genuine Gavitt® braided 2 wire connection or 4 wire connection. AWG42 Elektrisola coil wire.

Coils are machine wound just like the originals.

We use only high quality, thin and transparent German Nickel covers.

Available in 2 or 4 wire connection.


Both our Imperial 49.2mm pickups and Metric 50/52mm sets use the same magnet, wire, slugs, screws and feature the same wind to the same turn count.

Sound samples are here (more to be added as we do them)

Dimensions for mounting humbuckers are here  

For HSS sets, please visit the HSS page here


neptune bridge humbucker - available for individual purchase - $140

This is a HSS demo, Brett gives the Neptune Bridge Humbucker a good work out! Enjoy!

Customers were asking us for this bridge pickup, so we have built on our Sovereign Humbucker design and developed a Bridge Humbucker that offers rich and powerful rock tones, right out of 1984. The Neptune humbucker has power, rich growly mids and retains sparkle. It's dynamic and responsive to volume control adjustments. Specs: ~ 14.4K, Alnico II (Degaussed) Sheffield, UK made rough cast bar magnet, 1215 steel Slugs and pole Screws, short-leg nickel baseplate. Hand-made in Australia by Ben Bailey, the Neptune Humbucker is available for individual purchase. Apply gain to taste.

Humbucker options - The Neptune Humbucker is available in 2 or 4 wire connection and 50mm or 52mm pole spacing. If you're building a tribute guitar, just let us know which pole spacing you prefer and we shall spin one up for you. Wax potted or unpotted available. Double Black 50 or 52mm - $140ea

The Neptune HSS set also available here