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The Frankenstein Custom Humbucker is designed to provide the punch, power, harmonics, and dynamics that fueled some of the most exciting and memorable guitar riffs of all time. As unique as Eddie, the Frankenstein Custom Humbucker is perfect for rhythm, lead, and everything in between.

There are good tones, there are great tones, and then there are tones that change the world forever. Edward Van Halen’s sound is the latter …and it got there instantaneously, with the first chord of his first record 40 years ago. That sound—with its punch, dimension, aggression, and detail defined an era, launched a tsunami of imitators, and inspired a generation. Now you can get your hands on a pickup that can deliver those VH tones, with all the harmonics, complexity, and power associated with his iconic guitar parts. Massive power chords and soaring single-note lines are all at your fingertips. And because of its incredible clarity and depth, the Frankenstein Custom Humbucker is also perfect for those VH style riffs that combine chords, melody, and technical nuance all at once, maintaining definition and speaking with a loud, clear voice. Another hallmark of Eddie’s style is his brilliant use of dynamics. Whether by altering his attack or rolling down his volume knob, the Frankenstein Custom Humbucker is supremely responsive, making it easy to seamlessly morph from clean to dirty, for a range of tones few humbuckers can match. This is a pickup packed with inspiration.

  • The articulate highs, aggressive midrange, and punchy lows of the classic VH Sound.
  • Dynamic enough to clean up even with very high gain.
  • A pickup so dimensional and wide-range that it gets the seal of approval from one of the all-time greats, Mr. Edward Van Halen.

The Frankenstein Custom Humbucker is proudly made in Santa Barbara, California.

Frankenstein Custom Shop


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  1. The Best Pickup in the World 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th May 2019

    These are the most articulate pickups distorted Ive ever played. They nail that mid crunch sweet spot yet you can still identify the individual notes you're playing. Effortless harmonics for days! True searing leads!

    Thank you guys at Seymour Duncan!!!

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