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Air Norton™

DP193

The Air Norton™ started out simply to be the Airbucker™ version of the Norton®. We thought it would make a distinctive-sounding bridge pickup with high-gain amps, but we soon discovered that it’s a radically neat neck pickup, too. The tone is deep and warm, but not muddy. It’s hot, but not distorted. It’s even got cool harmonics, which are really unusual for a neck humbucker. The patented Air Norton™ magnetic structure reduces string-pull, so sustain is improved; and pick attack and dynamics are tremendously controllable and expressive. Combine the Air Norton™ with an Air Zone™, The Tone Zone® or Steve’s Special™ in the bridge position for a perfect blend of power and tone, or use an Air Norton™ in the bridge position with an Air Classic™ Bridge model in the neck position for a distinctive medium-output blues-rock sound.

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Recommended For

Solid body and semi-hollow body guitars.

Tech Talk

When the Air Norton™ is in the neck position, it's a warm, open-sounding pickup with enough power to balance with all bridge humbuckers. Try it with 500K pots for maximum treble and harmonic presence. In the bridge position, the sound is medium output with solid lows and biting harmonics. You can try it here with 250K controls, or a 500 K volume and 250K tone to fatten the highs up a little. Combines well with Air Classic™ in neck, and also with The Cruiser®, The Chopper™, and Blue Velvet™ single-coils.

Specs

Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 270
DC Resistance: 12.58 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1995
Patent: 4,501,185 & 5,399,802

Tone Guide

Treble: 5.0
 
Mid: 7.0
 
Bass: 6.5
 

Color Options

Black
Cream
Black/Cream
White
Blue
Green
Pink
Purple
Red
Yellow
Black/White
Black/Blue
Black/Green
Black/Pink
Black/Purple
Black/Red
Black/Yellow
Nickel Cover
Gold Cover
Unplated Cover
Black Metal Cover
Worn Nickel Cover
Worn Gold Cover
Worn Unplated Cover
Chrome Tops™
Gold Tops™
 
 

John Petrucci

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Song: Curve
Album: Suspended Animation
Band:
Guitar Used: Ernie Ball-Music Man John Petrucci Signature Guitar
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Neck
Pickup Used: Steve’s Special™ - Bridge
 
 
Song: Wishful Thinking
Album: Suspended Animation
Band:
Guitar Used: Ernie Ball-Music Man John Petrucci Signature Guitar
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Neck
 
 

Rob Caggiano

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Song: Handbook For The Recently Deceased
Album: Ironiclast
Band: The Damned Things
Guitar Used: ESP
Pickup Used: The Tone Zone® - Bridge
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Neck
 
Song: Friday Night (Going Down In Flames)
Album: Ironiclast
Band: The Damned Things
Guitar Used: ESP
Pickup Used: The Tone Zone® - Bridge
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Neck
 
 

Chris Brouelette

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Song: Devil
Album: Ever Falling Sky
Band: Hollowshell
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG620X
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ -
Pickup Used: D Sonic™ -
 
 

Chris Peters

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Song: Leaving It All Behind
Album: Chris Peters
Band:
Guitar Used: Chellee Model I
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ -
 
 

Howard Hart

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Song: Song To Her
Album: Thirst
Band: Howard Hart
Guitar Used: Peavey EVH Wolfgang and Walden Classical
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ -
 
 

James McIlroy

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Song: The Nun With the Astral Habit
Album: Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa
Band: Cradle of Filth
Guitar Used: Ibanez Custom
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Neck
 
Song: White Dust
Album: The Flesh
Band: Order of Apollyon
Guitar Used: Ibanez Custom
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Neck
Pickup Used: X2N® - Bridge
 
Song: March of the Titans
Album: March of the Titans
Band: GraVil
Guitar Used: Ibanez Custom
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Neck
Pickup Used: X2N® - Bridge
 
 

Kessier Hsu

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Song: Source of Troubles for Young Beauties
Album: Guitars That Rule the World 2 compilation
Band: Kessier Hsu
Guitar Used: Ibanez J-Custom
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Neck
 
Song: Song of Death
Album: The Equal Spirit
Band: Seraphim
Guitar Used: Ibanez J-Custom
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Bridge
 
Song: Beautiful New World
Album: Rising
Band: Seraphim
Guitar Used: Ibanez J-Custom
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ -
Pickup Used: The Tone Zone® -
 
 

Mike Orlando

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Song: Jam On It
Album: Sonic Stomp
Band:
Guitar Used: Performance Guitar
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ -
Pickup Used: The Tone Zone® -
 
 

Misha Mansoor

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Song: Excalibur Groove
Album: (unreleased)
Band: Periphery
Guitar Used: Vigier Excalibur
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Neck
Pickup Used: The Tone Zone® - Bridge
 
 

Neal Nagaoka

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Song: The Octagon
Album: The Crossing
Band: Neal Nagaoka
Guitar Used: ESP Horizon
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ -
 
 

Nicola Fassi

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Song: Rock In Blue
Album: In Blue
Band:
Guitar Used: Rash Nicola Fassi Model
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ -
Pickup Used: Super Distortion® -
 
Song: Rebel Hot
Album: In Blue
Band:
Guitar Used: Rash Nicola Fassi Model
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ -
Pickup Used: Super Distortion® -
 
 

Rich Roger

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Song: Accidental Accident
Album: The Remnant Remains
Band: Solo
Guitar Used: ESP M-II
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ -
Pickup Used: Air Zone™ -
 
 

Rob Balducci

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Song: R U Divine
Album: The Color Of Light
Band: Rob Balducci
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG - LA Custom Shop
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Neck
Pickup Used: Steve’s Special™ - Bridge
 
Song: Empress
Album: The Color Of Light
Band: Rob Balducci
Guitar Used: Ibanez RG - LA Custom Shop
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Neck
 
 

Serj Buss

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Song: What's Up
Album: Just For Fun
Band: Tritone
Guitar Used: N. Zaganin SERJ Signature
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Bridge
 
 

Tim Gibson

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Song: After the Calm
Album: Unreleased
Band: Solo
Guitar Used: Ibanez JPM
Pickup Used: Air Norton™ - Neck
 
 

Addy Cradle

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Chris Malone

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Eddie Ojeda

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Erik Madsen

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Jaye Foucher

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Jay Jay French

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Jean-Marc Belkadi

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Jeff Stinco

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Joe Stump

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Joey Concepcion

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Llexi Leon

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Marco Sfogli

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Michael Lee Ostrander

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Mike Martin

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Mike Pelletier

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Milan Polak

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Patrick Droney

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Patrick Rondat

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Paul Warren

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Richie Castellano

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Scott Allen

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Steve Cunningham

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Taylor Roberts

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Tim Howley

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