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NOwaxx Retro 49

NOwaxx Retro 49

Set of 2 calibrated pickups

  • Description

    In 1949, a thinner 43AWG wire was used for TL bridge pickups (Broadcaster or Nocaster at the time). This creates a less harsh, lowmid-focused and fatter tone. The sound of a bridge pickup from this period is less aggressive, but a little more compressed and louder. This is more balanced when used with a TL neck pickup. For those who are bothered by the imbalance of a TL set, 49's pickups are a very good choice. As with all NOwaxx Retro pickups, the original wire is used - here it is of course a Plain Enamel 43AWG.


  • Specs

    • Magnet: AlNiCo5
    • Resistance (N/B):  7,1 / 11 kOhm (+/-5%)
    • RW/RP neck pickup: No (or others)
    • Cover neck pickup: Unplated german silver, relic (or others)
    • NOwaxx© technology
    • Handwound in Bavaria/Germany
    • Including 2 pickups, screws, installation instructions
    • Recommended for: Clean and mid gain overdrive
    • Pickups are also available separately (on request)


Options (1,2,3,4)

- NOwaxx Tonechart (pickup overwiew)

- Separate pickups available on request

- Custom made pickups: Custom Shop

About NOwaxx

Unwaxed pickups have richer overtones, sound fatter and less held-back. In other words: You get more of everything. There lies the rub: Unwaxed pickups are prone to create feedback. That's the point where NOwaxx technology comes into play! Through a sophisticated System Martin Hornauer managed to kill feedback without using wax. All NOwaxx pickups are hand-made by Martin in meticulous single-item production.  <more>

100 Day Satisfaction Guarantee
NOwaxx offers a 100-day satisfaction guarantee. The period of this guarantee is valid from receipt of the goods. If the buyer does not like it, he has the option of exchanging the pickups he has purchased for another NOwaxx pickup product or having them modified
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