These days, you can get humbuckers tuned for just about any specific sound — modern, vintage, warm, bright — from blistering harmonics to hammering chug. The Satchur8 was designed for guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, and it has an expressive attack with a warm, sweet singing lead tone. It can go big when you need it, and get quiet when you back off.
When we started this project, we chose an Alnico 8 magnet because it has lots of output, with a buttery smooth mid-range, deep, full-bodied bass, and a warm, singing solo tone that suits Joe's playing style. Additionally, the coils were tuned to Joe's sound. The rich output of the Alnico 8 magnet makes the Satchur8 great for hot humbucking tones.
The Satchur8 is smooth yet bright, with plenty of clarity and distinction.It's loaded with dynamics, and notes have weight and authority. Joe says the Satchur8 is the richest, most complete sounding pickup he's ever used. "I wish we could just say, 'This pickup sounds effing great!'"
The Satchur8 is available in F-spacing only.
The Alnico 8 magnet can be touchy. It's powerful, but it has a tendency to produce a clogged, nasal sound – all bark and no bite. The Satchur8 avoids this. It uses the power of Alnico 8 to create a broad attack, with a powerful impact and a big sound.
- Recommended For Bridge position
- Wiring 4 Conductor
- Magnet Alnico 8
- Resistance 12.73 Kohm