Gus G launches his own pickup company, Blackfire Pickups!
Gus states: "Creating my own pickups was a dream come true. This wasn't about making another signature piece of gear, but rather than creating something new from scratch based in my 20 year long experience touring and recording professionally. Being on a constant search for the perfect tone, I wanted to make the pickup that will be suitable not only for myself, but for any Rock & Metal player that is looking for solid, uncompromising tone." Gus was working on the idea for BLACKFIRE PICKUPS for several years. Endless prototypes and tests later, the fist pickups came to life - The Proteus & Immortal sets!
Originally living exclusively on his latest Jackson signature models, the pickups are finally available as standalone products and you can preorder them now! www.blackfirepickups.com
ABOUT GUS G.
In a world where only the best come out on top,
Gus G. is one of the most respected and renowned
rock metal guitarists of our time.
He played the biggest stages worldwide between 2009 and 2017 as a member of superstar Ozzy Osbourne ‘s band and enhanced Ozzy’s album Scream (Expanded Edition) (2010) with his amazing dexterity. In addition, Gus has been a known quantity on the melodic power metal scene as the founder and figurehead of his own group Firewind for some twenty years and can look back on eight studio albums and numerous tours so far.
The third pillar of his exceptionally fruitful career is his work as a solo artist, having released his two much acclaimed albums I Am the Fire (2014) and Brand New Revolution (2015). Gus is now set to continue this successful series with Fearless which will be released on April 20 2018 through AFM Records.
Greek metal God Gus G. is one of metal’s reigning guitar virtuosos. He served as Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne’s lead guitarist through from 2009-2017, while also establishing himself as an acclaimed solo artist with albums like I Am the Fire and Fearless. Gus G. has also managed to find time to perform worldwide with acts as diverse as Arch Enemy, Dream Evil and his own band, Firewind.
Jackson® pays homage to the prodigious guitarist with his very own Jackson® USA Signature Gus G. Star, which offers a fresh new take on one of Jackson’s original avant-garde body shapes. For more info click on the guitars below.
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Blackfire Pickups is the vision of guitar hero Gus G (of Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind fame among others).
In his own words: “After designing several products with some of the biggest manufacturers in the business for years and releasing successful lines of signature products, I felt it’s time to take it to the next level and start my own company where I’d have total control and freedom over the creation of the products.
Immortal is a high output passive humbucker pick up set designed in conjunction with Gus G. Based on an Ceramic magnet, this is a great pickup for Rock and Metal tones with powerful midrange boost that provides crunchy rhythm tones and screaming leads.
The Proteus is an active humbucker pickup designed by Gus G in order to match his needs for his Metal playing style that requires powerful rich tone and expressive feel.The pickups come with a high output, low-noise preamp that gives enough kick and distortion, with well balanced EQ and rich harmonics that respond perfectly to picking attack and dynamics.
*Available in Chrome & Black Covers