close up of Fluence Modern pickups on black 8-string guitar
Fluence Modern 8-string pickup in black
Fluence Modern 8-string pickup in black
Fluence Modern 8-string pickup set in black

Our Modern Humbuckers offer guitarists the Multi-Voice soul of your favorite passives, with the power and brutal aggression you’d expect from an active humbucker.

8-String Modern Humbucker Alnico:

All the musicality, power and explosiveness of alnico. Full chords and fluid solos, plus a voice you’ve never heard in a humbucker. Great in both positions, or commonly paired with ceramic bridge.

Modern Humbucker Alnico Voicings:

  • Voice 1 (Modern Active): The ideal active alnico sound. Full, round, and boosted, but with unprecedented articulation and dynamics.
  • Voice 2 (Crisp, clean and fluid): The clean, crisp neck humbucker tone you’ve always wanted without the thin, plinky sound you don’t.
close up of Fluence Modern pickups on black 8-string guitar

8-String Modern Humbucker Ceramic:

Cutting ceramic attack. Brutal active aggression and passive punch in the same guitar. Great in both positions, or commonly paired with alnico neck.

Modern Humbucker Ceramic Voicings:

  • Voice 1 (Modern Active High Output): The ideal active ceramic humbucker tone. Crisp, searing crunch, tight bass with no mud, and a growl.
  • Voice 2 (Modern Passive Attack): Organic, high output, passive ceramic tone. Superb distortion characteristics with Fluence dynamics and response.

Fluence 8-String Modern Humbucker Pickups:

  • Are Multi-Voice. Set and forget, or wire-up to toggle between two musically complimentary voices.
  • Drop right in and replace standard humbucker pickups.
  • Are rechargeable on your guitar. Optional lithium-ion battery pack offers weeks, not hours, of playing time.

Specifications

Alnico Pickup Ceramic Pickup

PEAK FRQUENCY

Alnico Pickup Voice 1: 630 Hz, Voice 2: 550 Hz, 8 kHz Ceramic Pickup Voice 1: 720 Hz, Voice 2: 1.3 kHz

MAGNETIC MATERIAL

Alnico Pickup Alnico V Ceramic Pickup Ceramic VIII

MAGNETIC CIRCUIT

Alnico Pickup Bar magnet with blades Ceramic Pickup Bar magnet with blades

OUTPUT IMPEDANCE

Alnico Pickup 2 k Ceramic Pickup 2 k

CURRENT DRAW

Alnico Pickup 2.5 mA Ceramic Pickup 3 mA

BATTERY

Alnico Pickup 9-Volt or optional rechargeable battery pack Ceramic Pickup 9-Volt or optional rechargeable battery pack

BATTERY LIFE

Alnico Pickup Up to 200 hours Ceramic Pickup Up to 170 hours