2 band members of Killswitch Engage playing guitar live

Adam Dutkiewicz & Joel Stroetzel from Killswitch Engage create music that spans from the cleanest of cleans, to aggressive melodic metal. In the studio, they’ve used a wide variety of active and passive equipped guitars. Live, this presents its own set of challenges. Now Adam & Joel have one set of pickups that does it all.

2 band members of Killswitch Engage playing guitar live

The Killswitch Engage Signature Set packs tremendous versatility into one set of pickups. Voice 1 begins with our Modern recipe, but Joel & Adam prefer a tighter bass for more note definition and screaming midrange and harmonics. In the bridge, Voice 2 contains an extremely unique vintage/medium output hybrid passive tone, equally great for cleans, crunch, and searing leads, while the neck produces a crystal clean, fluid voice. In addition, there are unique single coil voices for each pickup, to nail the perfect modern active “hot” coil split, and vintage passive true single coil tones.

Fluence Signature Series Killswitch Engage Pickup Voicings:

  • Voice 1: Like the original Modern Fluence sound, but with tighter bass and reduced output.
  • Voice 2: KSE’s holy grail passive pickup tone. Medium output, balanced, versatile.
  • Voice 3 (Single Coil): Punchy single coil with glassy top.
front view of Fluence Signature Series Killswitch Engage black pickup

Fluence Signature Series Killswitch Engage Pickup Set Includes:

  • 1 ceramic pickup (bridge position), 1 alnico pickup (neck or middle position)
  • All components required to achieve Adam & Joel’s wiring scheme (minus pickup selector)
  • Volume and Tone pots
  • Push-pull Voice Selector pot for use in Volume or Tone position
  • All wiring required for installation

Fluence Signature Series Killswitch Engage Pickups:

  • Are Multi-Voice. Set and forget, or wire-up to toggle between three 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.

Joel from Killswitch Engage:

Killswitch Engage

The first show I played using the Fluence pickups, there was a huge difference going in between distorted and clean sound, with just having the ease of a push/ pull. You get your loud, clear, rock, metal tone with the active sounds. And the passive sounds are killer for clean tone – nice and shimmery.

Joel Stroetzel

Killswitch Engage


Neck Pickup Bridge Pickup


Voice 1: 670Hz, Voice 2: 2.4kHz, Voice 3: (Single Coil) 3.5kHz Voice 1: 700Hz, Voice 2: 1.6kHz, Voice 3: (Single Coil) 3.5kHz


Alnico V Ceramic VIII


Bar magnets with blades Bar magnets with blades


2k 2k


2 mA 2.5 mA


9-Volt or optional rechargeable battery 9-Volt or optional rechargeable battery


110 hours (for the set) 110 hours (for the set)