Ubertar polyphonic pickups are available as poly single
coils or poly humbuckers. The most common types are
hexaphonic pickups for guitar and quad pickups for bass. Individual
pickups for a single string are also available, as
well as seven-string versions.
See the drop-down menu below for prices for hex
and quad pickups.
All pickups are available as single coils (e.g.
six single coils make one hex single coil pickup) or
humbuckers (one hex = 12 coils). Plus pickups are made
with my HC coils. Great tone, virtually noiseless
(make sure to connect your ground pin to
bridge/strings like you would with any electromagnetic
**PLEASE NOTE** I have discontinued standard,
as plus have been far more popular and it makes life
easier to just make one kind. If you prefer that
sound, standard are still available as little
torpedoes and 40 caliber pickups on the one and two
string pickup page.
For 7 string, email me.
For a modular design, or to set the coils to custom
spacing, check out my HC-series pickups on the one-and-two-string-pickup
page. 6-conductor cable is available for wiring them as
a hex pickup.
A breakout box is how you get each of the multiple
signals (6 for hexaphonic, 4 for quadraphonic, etc.) to
your guitar amplifier(s) or other inputs. I have two
main types of breakout box, hexaphonic and
hexaphonic/stereo, which can be made for hexaphonic,
heptaphonic, or quadraphonic.
The input of either type of breakout box is a 7 pin
female din connector. 13 pin din connector versions
are also available, by request. In the hexaphonic box,
there are six 1/4" outputs (hexaphonic version), one
for each string. A 7 pin cable connects from your
guitar to the box. A 7 pin output connector for your
guitar is included with purchase of a breakout box.
The hexaphonic/stereo breakout box has the same
features as the hexaphonic box and additional stereo
outputs (two 1/4" jacks). It also has switches for
each string signal, to choose left, right or hex mode
for each string. In hex mode, a string's signal will
go to its individual hex output only, and not to left
or right. All strings in left mode will come out of
the left output as well as all hex outputs of strings
in left mode. All strings in right mode will come out
of the right output as well as all hex outputs of
strings in right mode.
This gives you many options–you can divide the
strings in any combination of left and right (but no
individual string can go to both left and right
simultaneously) and process them in groups. For
example, you can send low E and A to the left channel
out to an octave pedal and bass amp, and the remaining
strings to the right channel, to a guitar amp. Maybe
you want to add fuzz only to the high E string, so you
send that out in hex mode. There are all kinds of
things you can do.
Both boxes come in an aluminum enclosure. A plastic
version of the hexaphonic breakout box is also
available with all six outputs on one side. The
aluminum enclosures have outputs three to a side.
7 pin cable, 10 feet, white: $15 (six conductors,
plus ground, one unused pin)
The acoustic adapter is for pickups in a strat-style
case to mount in the sound hole of an acoustic guitar.
This can be a hex single, a
hex-humbucker-in-a-single-case, or a one or two string pickup.
The acoustic adapter is not compatible with Jumbo size
guitars. The pickup is height adjustable in the
adapter, with screws and springs like in an electric
guitar. With these, it's generally best to adjust the
pickup as close to the strings as you can get away
7-pin Inline Jack:
If you're using the acoustic adapter with your hex
pickup, you'll probably want the inline jack, so you
can easily remove the whole thing and install it on a
different guitar, when desired. Price includes labor:
the pickup will come with the jack connected.
dual pickup in bridge position*-- mono single coil
replaces stock bridge humbucker to 3-way switch, and
1/4" out, along with neck pickup
standard hex single coil with direct output to 7 pin
output jack. With this setup, you can have hex output
and mono output simultaneously.
Mono single coil is custom hand-wound!
Package includes guitar, 7 pin output cable, regular
breakout box in aluminum case.
Price: $495 plus shipping
*I have two with this setup, and one that's reversed:
stock humbucker in bridge, and standard hex single/mono
single combo in neck position. Please specify which
configuration you would like.
ALL THREE SOLD-- NOT AVAILABLE
MIK Fender Squier Strat
Korean-made Squier Stratocaster, Bullet Series, 1990s
I believe. Triple hex! It has some blemishes, but
nothing major. I think these were the last Bullets ever
made with a blonde (maple) fingerboard. Pickguard is
painted black (was originally white); the paint job is
not very good.
red hex single in bridge position
black hex humbucker-in-a-single-case (true humbucker,
NOT stacked!) in middle position.
white hex single in neck position, custom-spaced for
best separation in neck position.
each hex pickup has a selector switch to go from hex
(out the 7 pin jack) to mono (out the 1/4" jack). So you
can use it like a normal Strat, and choose any
combination of pickups, including ones you can't get
with a 5-way switch, like neck+bridge or all three at
once. This goes for the hex (7 pin) output as well.
Whichever pickups don't go to the hex output go to the
mono output, and vice-versa.
Package includes guitar, 7 pin output cable, regular
breakout box in aluminum case or hex plus stereo box in
Price: $735 plus shipping (regular breakout box option);
or $765 plus shipping (hex + stereo box option)
This is truly an amazing deal. Three hex pickups,
installed by the maker (no having to deal with clueless
guitar techs or trying to figure it out yourself) with
hex/mono switches for each, in a very nice-playing
guitar, with breakout box and cable. Korean strats don't
usually get the love from collectors the Japanese ones
do, but they're sweet guitars. Especially the necks.