We were lucky to get a hold of Bob’s last 5 complete sets of this limited edition #42 collection.
A total of these 42 Blackpole Humbuckers were made and they have a open holographic sound.
They really shine in clean amp situations, and with high gain.
This particular set is Brand New and unused.
Great players such as Bill Friesell and Nels Cline got a hold of these as well.
These are sure to be collectors items down the road..
During the early days of Duneland Labs we pointed our minds & tools to some quite radical projects. This led some forces in the organization to ask if we couldn’t perhaps also generate some more familiar devices in the area of electric guitar pickups. Our answer was The Blackpole Project, in which we decided to pack some ambitious magnetic and electro-acoustic concepts into conventional humbuckers boxes. Then, we drew on the knowledge and skills of artisans from other disciplines (bench jewelry, saxophone repair and knife making to name a few) to bring some fresh character to the boxes themselves.
By the time we were finished we had managed to spend well over $1000 per unit on these items, which inevitably put a stop to this line. A dozen or so do exist in the wild, some in the guitars of highly prominent players who decided that the premium price was justified by their truly unique place in the electric guitar universe. What remains is this edition of 42.