Zexcoil® Design

So, what sets Zexcoil pickups apart from conventional pickups?

First, the design.

In most conventional pickups the coil covers all six strings. Zexcoil pickups utilize an individual coil for each string. The coils are positioned to provide both discrete sensing and a consistent pickup pattern. This yields superior articulation and a smoothness of response that almost no other pickup has.

The coils are configured in two pairs of three. The high strings are one magnetic and winding polarity and the low strings are the opposite. Thus, hum is cancelled efficiently, with six working coils. Dummy coils, noise antennas and redundant shielding, all of which carry a tonal penalty, are not required.

We also have a feature we call the Silent Split. The silent split is an internal series-parallel switching, enabled with a 4 conductor wiring. In normal mode, we run straight through all six coils. In Silent Split mode the two pairs of coils are in parallel with each other. The Silent Split lets you toggle between a humbucker tone in normal mode and a single coil tone in split mode. And, because all coils are engaged in both modes, it’s always quiet.