Super clear tones, ample power, and a robust, single-coil-like treble response.
The 1970s marked an infamous period in the Japanese guitar market, giving rise to a plethora of 'copy' guitars. Some of these instruments were practically clones of highly sought-after brands, resulting in the creation of stellar guitars equipped with exceptional pickups from major manufacturers, including the renowned Maxon®.
Legendary Pickups pays homage to this era with The Progenitor 1970 - a 'Lawsuit' Humbucker. This pickup draws heavy inspiration from one of Jason's (Legendary's founder) own Maxon® sets, believed to be a U-1000 prototype (serial no. 16712) from a 1976 single-cut style guitar.
While not a direct copy, the tonal palette beautifully captures the essence of 70's era lawsuit guitar pickups. These pickups are often hailed as some of the most authentic replicas of late 50s humbuckers. The 'Lawsuit' becomes a no-brainer choice for those looking to replace faulty lawsuit era pickups or wanting to preserve their original set.
Beyond its historical significance, the 1970 stands out as a fantastic pickup in its own right. It delivers super clear tones, ample power, and a robust, single-coil-like treble response.
Styles best suited
Clean playing, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Metal but also can fit well in higher gain applications looking for super dry driven tones.