11102-97-P-Blk-8Str Whether run clean or through the filthiest of high gain channels, the Sentient neck offers the articulation demanded by modern metal players. The Sentient humbucker was originally designed to accompany the 7 and 8 string passive Nazgûl and Pegasus bridge pickups. It delivers a balanced, versatile tone that fits right between the 59 model and the Jazz neck pickup. You’ll get pristine cleans for intricate chordal and single note runs with fluid leads under high gain. The Sentient is a very articulate vintage output pickup with great dynamic response and a wide harmonic range. It works great for low tunings in all humbucker-equipped guitars. It is available in 6, 7, and 8-string options. The extended range options come in a choice of a standard open-coil look or black metal humbucker cover, both in a classic passive mount that easily fits in any guitar with traditional routing. Or, we also make it in a standard active mount size with a black soapbar cover with one row of exposed poles for a modern look. Pair with the passive Nazgûl or Pegasus bridge humbuckers for a perfectly balanced metal tone. Hand built in our Santa Barbara, CA factory, the Sentient uses an alnico 5 bar magnet, nickel silver bottom plate, 4-conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options, and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance.