Since 1996 Giovanni has been dedicated to being a worldwide supplier and maker of pickups for guitar and bass. The latest in our designs and innovation included some historical research on our part. We are now pleased to introduce the new VINTAGE AUTHENTIC PICKUPS. We believe that every detail in our material is related to the instrument itself, the tone woods and other parts such as wiring with the actual electronics of a guitar.
PLANE ENAMEL HEAVY FORMVAR WIRE
All vintage pickups in the 50’s and many in the 60’s were built with either plain enamel or heavy fomvar magnet wire. The coating of the wire has a certain influence on the sound, because it functions as a dielectric between the windings (capacitor effect), and this is responsible for some capacitive resistances.
REAL BUTYRATE HUMBUCKER BOBBINS
Butyrate is the old material, the bobbins in the 50’s were made of and many purists look for this feature.
GERMAN SILVER BASEPLATES AND COVER, 18% NICKEL
Good material is essential for a good sound. The metal surrounding the pickup produces capacitive resistances and eliminates heights. The effect can be minimized by using appropriate material.
REAL ALNICO II AND ALNICO V SANDCASTED MAGNETS
Not only were Alnico magnets almost exclusively used for pickups built in the 50’s and 60’s, they also have a smoother and more musical sound than their modern ceramic counterparts often found in cheaper pickups.
ROUTED METAL SPACER FOR HUMBUKER AND 90 CLASSIC(NOT PUNCHED
This small metal part is responsible for a perfect fitting of the whole pickup unit, which is the basis for a feedback-free sound quality.