The Dave Mustaine Livewire pickups are designed to give you the benefits of an active pickup, but without the drawbacks commonly associated with active pickups. They are organic sounding, with lots of aggression but equal amounts of clarity.
The Livewire Dave Mustaine Active Pickup Set's active preamp allows higher gain and more output without losing tonal response and feel. The resonant frequency of both the bridge and neck pickups are intentionally matched with an SH-4 JB humbucker and an SH-2N Jazz Model respectively, so you get all the benefits of an active pickup without sacrificing the famous Seymourized organic tone. Low noise, discrete Class A circuitry can be operated at up to 25 volts for extremely high headroom. Low-profile coil geometry allows high efficiency and enhanced dynamics. Black nickel-plated cover offers a pro look and minimizes tonal coloration. Great for classic rock, punk, garage, thrash, old school metal, nu-metal, black metal and other heavy rock and aggressive music styles. Includes all necessary mounting hardware, pots, jack, and battery clip.
Active preamp for higher gain without sacrificing response and feel
Low-noise, discrete Class A circuitry operable at up to 25 volts
Low-profile coil geometry allows high-efficiency and enhanced dynamics
Includes all necessary mounting hardware, pots, jack, and battery clip