Guild DS-1 Bi-Sonic 4 String Single Coil Pickup

SKU:BBG 6757
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The Guild classic Bi-Sonic bass pickup is a vintage single coil re-issue of the Hagstrom pickup found on the original Guild Starfire® basses, and now the new M85 bass.

Whether you want to channel your inner Jack Casady, Phil Lesh or want a piece of Guild history on your bass, the DS1 Bi-Sonic is a perfect fit.

We have a routing template for those interested in new builds or modifying their current instrument.

This template can be found here.Click for Darkstar Template

Technical Specifications

  • DC Resistance: 6.40K Ohms
  • Magnet Type: Alnico II


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Sounds as great as it looks!
By Serek Basses from on 3/22/2016
I build bass guitars and use these in one of my models. I own a Hammon Darkstar, so I was initially skeptical this pickup could even come close to the warm, full range, hot output of the Hammon. I installed these in my shortscale bass and had it strung up with both rounds and flats and I have to say I am very impressed with these reissues. They are a great value and I will continue to use them.
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By Jeff from on 12/11/2015
Most beautiful tone!
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By Eric Ravensclaw from on 12/11/2015
Bought a pair of these with the sole purpose of rewinding them. After much testing & reworking I came up with an acceptable combination that really rocks the house, yet can smooth out and nail that woody, mellow Starfire bass tone that the 60's Guild basses were famous for. I scatter wound with #41 straight enamel. 7.4k for the neck pickup, 12.35k for the bridge. I also switched to AlNiCo V magnets with a 3/4 charge. I potted these with a 50/50 mix of paraffin & beeswax.