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Explorer Vampire Blood Moon
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Gibson GEM active open coil pickups, a new fully active design.
Long favored by metal, shred and thrash players, active pickups offer an extended frequency range and enhanced power that passive magnetic pickups simply cannot achieve. In the neck position, Gibson's GEM Powered Humbucker gives the Explorer Vampire Blood Moon a warm, deep voice with outstanding clarity, while a slightly hotter GEM Powered Humbucker in the bridge position provides everything from aggressive crunch to eviscerating lead tones. Both provide uncompromising sustain, and the power to drive a high-gain amp to extremes.
The Explorer Vampire Blood Moon has an independent volume control for each pickup, each of which consists of a quality 300k linear potentiometer for a smooth, natural volume roll-off.
The Explorer Vampire Blood Moon features a single "master" tone control, comprised of 500k non-linear potentiometers with.022mF tone capacitor for a smooth transition from bright to warm.
The Explorer Vampire Blood Moon features one three-way Switchcraft toggle switch. In the down position, only the bridge pickup is active. In the middle position, both pickups are active. In the up position, only the neck pickup is active.
The guitar features a 1/4" output jack made by Switchcraft. Its super heavy duty construction holds your guitar cable securely in place.