What’s the story with 7-string guitarists? They always want more: more strings, more bass response, more notes to play with and — of course — more power. Okay, we got the message. The X2N® 7 is the answer. If you’re looking for pretty sound, don’t go here. If you’re looking for pretty crazy, this is it. Like the original 6-string model, the X2N® 7 is ridiculously loud, but we’ve totally re-designed the coils to capture the entire frequency response of all seven strings. And for players who experience occasional moments of sanity, the parallel humbucking and split coil modes are available for cleaner and quieter sounds.
Recommended ForBridge position, solid body guitars
Tech TalkWe were concerned that a pickup as hot as the X2N® would make the seventh string sound too muddy, but we’ve recently come up with a new way to use our dual resonance coil design to solve the problem. There’s a tremendous amount of power focused on the center of the guitar’s frequency range, but spreading out the tuning of the two coils allows the sound to open up more than a standard high-output pickup could, and this also allows the seventh string to stay relatively tight.
SpecsWiring: 4 Conductor
Output mV: 510
DC Resistance: 13.97 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 2006
Players & Soundbytes
- Manuel Vasquez