Guitar Fetish (GFS) JH Exp. vs Bare Knuckle Apache

Guitar Fetish 'Jimi'

  • Reverse, lefty stagger
  • Alnico 5 Magnets
  • DC Resistance: 5.5k neck, 6.0k middle, 6.4k bridge
  • Vintage style Beveled polepieces
  • Round, sweet, fat vintage Strat® tone with plenty of bite. Custom designed to provide all the great vintage tone with an amazingly complex mid-high balance and THUNDEROUS low end.

Bare Knuckle Apache

  • The calibrated Alnico III magnets are hand-bevelled
  • DC Resistance: 5.6k neck, 5.6k middle, 6.4k bridge
  • Deep bottom end with a bell-like chime in the highs and rich, wide mid range produce a crystal-clear clean tone without ever sounding harsh or thin

Single coil neck

Single coil middle

Single coil bridge


All pickups were tested on a Warmoth 2 piece alder strat body, with a Callaham vintage style tremolo, Warmoth maple neck and rosewood board.

The recordings were made without an amp, speaker or amp simulator. This is not how the pickups would normally sound. These recordings were made only for direct comparison. The tracks toggle back and forth between pickups at every bar.

A B mixer animation

For more information see A/B guitar pickup tests

Which is which?


Bare Knuckle Apache is first (A) and Guitar Fetish Jimi EXP is second (B).