Pickup Resonance Chart

The chart lists the resonant frequencies of many commercially-made guitar pickups for various parallel capacitors. The figures of actual pickups may vary by ±10 % or more fvrom those shown in the chart.

Pickup Type Induct-
ance
(Henry)
Winding
Capacit-
ance
(pF)
Additional capacitance and
resonant frequency
(kHz)
Max.
Peak
height Q
470 pF 680 pF 1.0 nF 1.5 nF 2.2 nF 3.3 nF 4.7 nF  
DiMarzio Dual Sound
(coils in series)

6.4

80

2.7

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.3

1.1

0.9

2.6

DiMarzio Dual Sound
(coils parallel)

1.6

200

4.9

4.2

3.6

3.1

2.6

2.1

1.8

2.6

DiMarzio HS-1

1.9

80

4.9

4.2

3.5

3.0

2.4

2.0

1.7

4.0

DiMarzio HS-3

3.6

80

3.5

3.0

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.2

2.6

EMG Select SES

3.9

150

3.3

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.6

1.3

1.0

2.3

EMG-Select SEHG

4.2

150

3.2

2.9

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.3

1.0

2.6

Fender US-Strat. (1972)

2.2

110

4.4

3.8

3.2

2.7

2.2

1.8

1.5

6.3

Fender Mexico Strat.

2.8

60

4.2

3.3

2.9

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.3

3.1

Fender Noiseless Strat

2.5

80

4.4

3.8

3.1

2.5

2.0

1.6

1.3

4.6

Fender Telecaster Bridge

2.9

160

3.7

3.2

2.7

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.3

3.7

Fender Telecaster Neck

2.5

250

3.8

3.3

2.8

2.4

2.0

1.7

1.4

1.4/3.21)

Fender Humbucker (70s)

5.0

80

3.0

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.6

1.3

1.0

3.1/3.71)

Fender Jazz Bass

3.6

150

3.4

2.9

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.2

3.9

Fender Precision Bass

6.0

15

2.9

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.1

0.9

5.4

Gibson Humbucker 490

3.8

130

3.3

2.9

2.4

2.0

1.7

1.4

1.2

2.0/2.51)

Gibson P90

6.6

95

2.6

2.2

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.1

0.9

2.9

Gibson P100

3.3

220

3.3

2.9

2.4

2.0

1.7

1.3

1.2

3.8

Gibson T. Iommi
(coils in series)

11.2

130

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.1

0.9

0.8

0.7

2.5

Gibson T. Iommi
(coils parallel)

2.8

280

3.6

3.1

2,7

2,3

1.9

1.5

1.3

2.5

Gibson Bass EB 0/1/2/3

65

160

0.8

0.7

0.6

0.5

0.4

0.3

0.2

1.6

Joe Barden Humbucker

6.5

120

2.6

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.3

1.1

0.9

6.3

Rickenbacker

2.5

50

4.4

3.8

3.1

2.5

2.1

1.6

1.3

2.4/4.81)

Seymour Duncan 59

5.0

120

2.9

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.5

1.3

1.0

2.6

Shadow Attila Zoller

4.7

115

3.0

2.6

2.3

1.8

1.6

1.3

1.0

2.9

Note 1: Lower value with metal cover, higher value without metal cover.

Measurements courtesy of Helmuth Lemme, Munich, Germany.