Canadian Musician - November/December 2017 - Page 73

Sheptone Upshot 53mm Bridge Humbucker Pickup Sheptone has released the Upshot 53mm bridge humbucker pickup for electric guitar. The company says its custom shop’s bestseller from the “secret menu” has been a vintage-sounding 53, which inspired the creation of the Upshot 53mm pickup. Handmade in the U.S. with Alnico 5 magnets and 42 plain enamel wire, Sheptone’s humbuckers are designed to eliminate the traditional hum of a single-coil pickup. The Upshot has the distinction of being a four-wire humbucker instead of the vintage two-wire, allowing players to split coils, further expanding their tone pallet. Another feature of the Upshot is its short feet, which are better suited for sleeker, low-profile guitar models. For more information, contact Sheptone:, W W W. C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N . CO M C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N • 73