Bill Kelliher, guitarist for the band Mastodon, worked with Mojotone to help create his ultimate signature pickup, Hellbender. The Hellbender is a raw and menacing beast with a capacity for the most visceral riffs intertwined with an articulate and open side for lush clean tones. This pickup set was designed for the duality of brutality and beauty. “Mastodon covers a wide array of sounds and tones, I needed a pickup that can pull off the gauntlet of tones needed for the band while leaving room to inspire new sounds.” Bill K.
With complex tones comes complex design and innovation. The Hellbender's distributed coil design utilizes 2 different wire gauges for increased dynamics and smooth coil tapped tones. 2 different Alnico grades (2 & 5) are used to individually voice the neck and bridge pickups perfectly for complex tones and articulation with higher gain settings and inspiring clean tones. Finally ceramic magnets are blended in with the Alnico magnets to achieve tighter attack, more output, and just the right amount of sustain when kicked into overdrive.
F-Spaced is for the bridge position only. All neck pickups are standard spaced. Choose F-Spaced for E to E string spacing wider than 2 inches at the saddles. Choose Standard spaced for anything 2 inches and under.