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Kent Armstrong Icon Vintage 57 Humbucker (Alnico 3)

Code: HPAO57
  • From £79.95
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DC Output: Bridge: 8.25k and Neck: 7.3k. Faithfully recreated from the famous 1957 PAF with the same plain enamel 42 AWG wire and Alnico III magnets for the warmth and singing tone the originals are known for. Proper 49.2mm pole piece spacing, braided wire with no tap and maple spacers.

For the first time you can get a true calibrated set for neck and bridge position but the options don't stop there. Because these are sold individually, you can use two bridge pickups for a hotter set, or two neck positions for a little less output and adjust the output in the mounting rings just like they did in the old days!

 

Delivery:

To our valued customers,

We are closely monitoring the developments of the COVID-19 virus and taking every precaution to keep our employees & wider society safe during these unprecedented times. We all must do our part to help reduce the spread of the virus and exposure to our communities.

While we will be running with an extremely streamlined staff at the warehouse, our sales team will still be able to answer calls and e-mails from their homes. Therefore, at this time there will be no changes in order fulfilment, however there is the chance of slight shipping delays.

Customer service and product information services are still available but If we become aware of any changes that will affect our customers, we will update you as soon as possible.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your dedication, support and solidarity as we make our way through this difficult situation. We hope you all stay safe, healthy and keep the music playing.

Our standard shipping terms:
Any order placed before 3.00pm on a working day will generally be sent the same day. If the order is placed after 3.00pm on a weekday or anytime during the weekend or a public holiday we will send the order the next working day.

UK Orders: 

  • Royal Mail First Class - this costs £1.50 per order but becomes free if your order value is £25.00 or higher. Royal Mail typically aims to deliver First Class parcels for the next working day although can sometimes take up to 5 days. No signature is required upon delivery. You will be sent a tracking number but the tracking information is very limited. It will only be updated once an attempted delivery has been made. If you see the message 'An update will only be provided when we attempt to deliver your item' on the Royal Mail website, this means that an attempted delivery has not yet been made and is still processing through the Royal Mail network.
  • DPD - this service costs £6.50 per order but becomes free if your order value is £90.00 or higher. This is a next-working day service and UK Mail will send an email or text on the day of the delivery with a timed 1 hour delivery slot. This service is only available for UK mainland addresses. A signature is required upon receipt of the parcel and deliveries can be made anytime up until 6.00pm on the day of the delivery.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery - this service costs £9.95 and Royal Mail guarantee that the delivery will be made the next working day before 1.00pm. Royal Mail will email or text you with delivery updates and a signature is required upon receipt of the parcel

International Orders:

  • Any EU orders placed on our website that amounts to a total of €150.00 or less will be inclusive of VAT and fees. Therefore, the price that you pay at our checkout is final pricing - no additional handling fees or import fees.  Any order that is above €150.00 will not be inclusive of VAT or import fees and these additional fees will need to be paid to your local postal service, once the goods arrive at your local customs. (Please note, this all-fee-inclusive scheme is only applicable to business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions and cannot be applied to any business-to-business (B2B) transactions) 
  • European Registered Post - for any address in Europe, this service costs £9.95 per order and is sent using the Royal Mail Tracked service. In most cases, the parcel is handed over to the local postal service to deliver it. A signature is generally not required but will be tracked to ensure a safe delivery. Most parcels take an average of 3 - 7 working days to deliver.
  • European Registered Courier - for any address in Europe, this service costs £30.00 per order and we will select a courier to deliver the parcel. A signature is required upon receipt of the parcel. Delivery times vary but typically take 2 - 5 working days.
  • International Registered Post - for any address outside of Europe, this service costs £12.95 per order and is sent using the Royal Mail Tracked service. In most cases, the parcel is handed over to the local postal service to deliver it. A signature is generally not required but will be tracked to ensure a safe delivery. Most parcels take an average of 4 - 10 working days to deliver.
  • International Registered Courier - for any address outside of Europe, this service costs £30.00 per order and we will select a courier to deliver the parcel. A signature is required upon receipt of the parcel. Delivery times vary but typically take 3 - 7 working days.

 

Returns:

If you need to return a product purchased from W.D. Music UK, please notify us in writing (email/letter) within 14 working days and then return the item to us within 28 working days in order to receive a full refund without the original delivery charge.  The cost of returning the item to W.D. Music UK is not included unless the return is due to missing or faulty parts. 

The returned goods must be in a re-saleable state and any goods or accessories that accompany the returned product must also come back to us. The goods should also be returned with their original box, packing and accessories. Please click here for further details.

PICKGUARDS: Do not remove the protective cover or place any components on this pickguard until you have made a "dry run" on the instrument. Make sure all mounting holes and pickup cuts are positioned correctly. Pickguard replacement warranty will be void if the protective cover has been removed. Removing the protective film means that the item is not in a re-saleable condition and therefore we cannot accept it back for a refund. 

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Showing our 2 Icon Vintage 57 Humbucker (Alnico 3) reviews with an average rating of Excellent. Would you like to write a review?
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
  • Build Quality
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  • Value for Money
  • Review Date - 17th September 2021
  • Product Reviewing? - Option: Open Black Bobbin, Neck
  • Would you recommend this product? - Yes
  • Gender - Male

I fitted this pickup to the neck position of my Les Paul. The output is nice and low at 7.3k so balances nicely with the 6 shooter I fitted in the Bridge. I do love an Alnico 3 pickup in the neck position this pickup has such a sweet rounded tone to it. There is a video with me using this below, I also fitted Montreux aged covers which look very cool. https://youtu.be/TRRP-btog_E

September 17, 2021
Dan K
  • Build Quality
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  • Review Date - 3rd February 2020
  • Gender - Male

February 3, 2020
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