Bare Knuckle Pickups The Mule Review

If you’re been reading any of the guitar magazines over the last few years, odds are you’ve seen that ad with the shirtless gentleman with a handlebar mustache about to bare knuckle fist fight. It’s a great logo, and “Bare Knuckle Pickups” is just about the greatest description for a brand I could think of. There’s really no thinking about what they well, or what their pickups sound like – it speaks for itself.

the mule pickups review

Today we’re going to review the “Mule” humbucker pickups because I’ve been researching some options for PAF ’59 pickups. There are so many options, Seymour Duncan, Dimarzio, and even original Gibson re-issue PAF ’59’s. PAF is the famous “patent applied for” name given the pickups first made famous in Les Paul guitars – and the SG’s and others. They had a 100% nickel silver baseplate, maple spacers, and nickel plated slugs, and Alnico magnets.

So the question is – could a modern pickup sound as good as the original ’59 PAF? I want you to see something that floored me, check out this video from a parts guitar with The Mule pickups installed:

here’s another video of The Mule installed in a ’59 burst replica:

I’ll warn you now – they cost about $300 (and they’re worth every penny).

Here’s some on ebay right now:

Bare Knuckle The Mule Vintage Output Humbucker Pickpup Set Raw Nickel Covers

USD 289.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-01-22 21:56:39

Bare Knuckle The Mule Vintage Output Humbucker Pickpup Matched Set Black Cover

USD 259.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-01-22 22:25:31

Bare Knuckle Pickups The Mule Standard Spacing Humbucker Set Open Coils Black

USD 299.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-01-23 19:09:37

Bare Knuckle The Mule Humbucker 6-String Pickup Set, Standard Spacing, No Cover

USD 299.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-01-24 02:57:10

Bare Knuckle The Mule Vintage Output Humbucker Bridge Pickup Cream Coil

USD 169.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-01-20 03:18:28

NEW! Bare Knuckle The Mule humbucker NECK pickup with raw nickel cover

USD 169.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-01-25 20:08:32

Bare Knuckle The Mule 6-String Calibrated Humbucker Set 50mm Long Leg Aged Nickl

USD 391.36 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-01-21 08:25:43

Bare Knuckle The Mule Humbucker 6 String Set Standard Spacing Raw Nickel Pickups

USD 379.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-01-25 20:01:12

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