Guitar Humbuckers

Bartolini humbuckers deliver exceptional tone across the musical spectrum in a variety of voices to fit your playing style.

As a pro-level artist, you can fine tune your voice in your guitar. For over 50 years, we've been making humbuckers with a number of different voices. From the beginning, we've built humbuckers for use with mounting rings. Recently, we started making the same pickups in our b-one shape that is easier to install in pickguards and body routes. To find your pickup, you can start by finding your voice or start with finding your shape. Or you can do a quick search if you already know what you are want.

Start by Finding Your Shape

Click a graphic to see the voice options in that shape.

Diverse-Mount Humbucker Shape

b-one Diverse-Mount

The b-one shape pickups are easy to install in:
 - Body routes with rounded corners
 - Pickguards like a fat Strat
 - Mounting rings for an exposed-bobbin look

Ring-Mount Guitar Humbucker Shape

Ring-Mount

Our original #1 pickup shapes work best when installed in a mounting ring where you want a sleek look. This is the shape that started the trend 50+ years ago.

Start by Finding Your Voice

Or - Start by Finding Your Voice

The pickups in your guitar have a big influence on your voice. Your voice is a combination of your pickups, strings, instrument materials and construction, and playing technique. The voice of your pickups is determined by the structures - the magnetic field projected onto the strings and the interaction of the magnetic field with the coils.
We offer several carefully designed pickups series with different structures, magnetic circuits, and coils so you can develop your voice. Check out the different voices below - Blue represents a South magnetic field, and Red represents a North magnetic field. A Ring-Mount shape is shown for reference. Click a graphic to get more info about each voice option.

ACE Humbuckers

ACE Humbuckers use a powerful combination of alnico and ceramic magnets for a bold voice.

V-Series Humbuckers

These humbuckers were developed back in the '80s and '90s to meet the new demands of the era. Genres have been defined by these voices.

Original Humbuckers

These legendary humbuckers are some of Bill Bartolini's oldest designs. They are still very popular today.

PBF Humbuckers

The PBF series is the result of decades of Bill Bartolini's development to improve on Seth Lover's venerable PAF humbucker. PBF have a range of voices suited to popular genres.