800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 143G-FC3X
close [x]
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8AM - 10PM (EST)
  • Sat 9AM - 6PM (EST)
  • Sun 1PM - 7PM (EST)
Email Print
 

EVH Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein Humbucker Pickup

Wound to the same specs as Eddie Van Halen's famed replacement humbucker, this pickup will give you the same rich tone and sustain as the original. (7) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
Ships to: Can ship to United States Can ship to APO/FPO
close [x]
zZounds.com 800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
List: $199.00
Savings: $39.01 (20%)
$159.99
Play as you Pay on
orders $249.00+ details
More Expected Soon!More expected Sep 22
FAST FREE SHIPPING
$$$$ Seen it for less? Request Lower Price
Questions? Call a guitar expert now! (800-460-8089)
PAYMENT PLANS ON ORDERS $249.00+
PLAY AS YOU PAY

Product Description

EVH Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein humbucker brings you the powerful guitar tone from Eddie's legendary guitar! The Frankenstein humbucker is the legendary pickup from the guitar that changed music as you knew it. A different take on the original Frankenstein's battle-worn pickup you've been craving since your youth. Built and wound to the original specs, Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstein is built to fit in any guitar equipped with a humbucker slot. This famous humbucker is available for a low price and is an excellent upgrade alternative to the ever growing supply of cliche replacement humbuckers.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of EVH products.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 3 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-7195
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (7 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"This is a great pickup for that early VH tone!"
Sound: This pickup goes a long way to getting the sound of the first Van Halen album in '78. It's a hot rock n roll pickup... I also own Eddie's signature guitars with EBMM and Peavey and those pickups are more "creamy" and capable of a wide variety of tones while this is definitely that original rock n roll VH Eruption and You Really Got Me tone. The pickup was easy to install and wire up. Quality: This pickup seems to be heavily potted... no microphonic feedback. The braided wire is super heavy duty. I was impressed with the box the pickup came in. It was just a really cool, kind of large box with Ed's stripes on it. It made it feel like you were getting something really high quality and special that Ed was proud of, not just some chincy thing they churned out to make money. Value: This pickup is a little on the pricey side, but I was willing to pay the premium price to get Ed's original pickup. A pickup is really only a bunch of wire wrapped around a magnet... not much in the cost of materials department, but what you are really paying for with this pickup is Ed's signature tone, and on that it delivers. The Wow Factor: I guess it's cool that this pickup is Ed's recreation of that original legendary Frankenstrat pickup. I built a swamp ash guitar with the hockey stick neck out of parts from Warmoth and stuck this pickup in it. People are always admiring the guitar and then I get to tell them the pickup is Eddie's authorized replica and they really start to drool. Overall: I'll always keep this pickup in that swamp ash guitar. It's a hard rock pickup; no matter what you do it ain't going to do country or jazz, but I don't expect it to. It's just a great sounding pickup whose tone is part of rock n roll history.
Style of Music: rock, classical, celtic
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

"kick Butt Super Bad Pro Sound"
Sound: i had guitar center install this EVH Pickup,the sound is Amazing,when you play a lead solo ,the notes are so so clear with great clarity and tone,but most important great distortion,you get a real PRO Sound,it doesnt matter if you like van halen the sound is just awesome for playing any kind of music,the tone is the best i ever heard on any guitar im playing it on amplitube 3 and it kicks butt,amplitube 3 sounds awesome with this pick up you do hard metal to verry soft rock it sounds great,im more than 100% pleased, its that good, i played 7 1/2 hrs straight and didnt want to stop it was that good ,tune down to D tuning it is killer for thrash or zake wyld sound,the best part was when i did apashia from Europe the tone for the solo was so clear, i couldnt believe the sound i was getting ,i did boston it sounded excellent,i did easy lover from phil collins it was perfect distortion, this pickup is the best you wont come even close getting a muddy sound in amplitube3 with this pickupjust pure great tone Overall: AH! Thee Sound Boss Thee Sound is Amazing
Style of Music: all
6 of 7 people (85.71%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

Return Exception This item cannot be returned once opened due to the possibility that it has been used. details
What Our Customers Are Saying About zZounds "I have always had awesome experiences shopping with zZounds and would highly recommend them to anyone buying music gear. Shopping is easy, support is easy, and all my questions get answered." - customer on June 3, 2014
BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site
Questions? Our gear experts can help!
800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 143G-FC3X. Llame Gratis en Español: 800-460-7976
Lunes-Viernes de 9AM a 5PM EST
Customize Search Results for Your Location
Shop with those who respect your privacy — we do. Copyright © 1996-2014, zZounds Music, LLC. Terms of use apply.
X
ALL ACCESS PASS
5 REASONS YOU SHOULD SIGN UP FOR THE ZZOUNDS NEWSLETTER
  • Limited-time payment plan offers
  • Weekly deals
  • Exclusive giveaways
  • Exclusive artist interviews
  • Insider info on your favorite gear
To get your cool stuff, we'll need your address:
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
 
close [x]More ExpectedWe have been given a date of Sep 22 for the arrival of this item. This date is not guaranteed, rather an estimate based on either information obtained directly from the manufacturer or historical delivery data for the specific manufacturer.
close [x] Faster Shipping Options
2 Day Air $6.99
Overnight $15.99
close [x]
1 item added to your cart
View Cart Continue Shopping
close [x]
Please select a product:
add to cart
close [x]
Available on
orders $249+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
on most orders $49+

Just $2.99 on
smaller orders

Really heavy stuff might cost you a
little more

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
close [x]

1. zZounds offers the industry‘s most musician-friendly payment plans

zZounds offers a variety of Play as You Pay installment plans that allow you to get the gear you want today. While our competitors might offer house credit cards that require you to fill out an application and pass a credit check, our payment plans are easy to get, simple to use, and, best of all, accrue zero interest. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as You Pay plans.

zZounds payment plans details »

2. zZounds guarantees the lowest price

Seen it for less somewhere else? Get it for less at zZounds. Simply click the “Seen it for less?” link on any product page and as long as we‘re not losing money, we‘ll beat any legitimate competitor‘s lowest price, usually within two hours. Want our best price even faster? Call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll provide you with a lower price on the phone. Also, if you purchase from us and later find the product for less elsewhere, call or email us within 45 days, and we‘ll refund you the difference.

zZounds.com price match details »

3. zZounds gets you your gear fast

At zZounds, you‘ll get your gear fast and, usually, with free delivery. Because we have warehouses in New Jersey and Nevada, nearly 75 percent of Americans reside within our two-day shipping zones. Combine this with the fact that many of our best-selling products qualify for free two-day delivery and you get expedited shipping without the additional cost.

zZounds.com shipping details »

4. zZounds makes returns super easy

Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. It‘s just that simple. If you‘re not in love with what you bought, return it to zZounds within 45 days, and we‘ll promptly arrange for an exchange or a refund. No hassles. No hidden charges. And if a product‘s defective or damaged, call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll email you a prepaid shipping label so you can easily return it to us at zero cost to you.

zZounds.com return details »

5. zZounds delivers top-rated customer service

zZounds has received multiple Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum awards, placing us in the top 0.7 percent of Bizrate‘s network of 5,200 retailers. Our success in meeting the needs of our customers -- since 1996, we‘ve satisfied over 1,000,000 people -- is due in large part to the fact that zZounds only hires experienced musicians to answer your calls and emails, and they are never paid a commission.

zZounds.com customer service »
close [x]
Available on
orders $249+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
on most orders $49+

Just $2.99 on
smaller orders

Really heavy stuff might cost you a
little more

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]

A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds

We'll beat any price
Simply click the Seen it for less? link next to the gear you want or call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
Got a coupon from another site?
Use it with us - we'll beat those prices, too!
Find a better price after buying from us?
No problem. We'll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you'll never regret buying from zZounds.

You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear!