THIS IS THE THREAD. Please reply in this thread I you're in for a run of passive sized active 7-string humbuckers, made with a "different, older" preamp topology than the one found on Blackouts. I have confirmed that the new preamp is the same as the old one, just 2-3 different parts to lower the gain. For this reason I think we will be able to do a low gain and high gain version, depending on the orders we get for each. Type here if you're in I'll be back with more details later. Details: Products: This will be a Custom Shop run that can include any of the following pickups- Phase 1 Passive Sized 7-String Blackout with "old-school" preamp Phase 1 Passive Sized 7-String Blackout with "lowered-gain old school preamp" Phase 2 Soapbar Sized 7-String Blackout with "old-school" preamp Phase 2 Soapbar Sized 7-String Blackout with "lowered-gain old school preamp" True Passive Construction (like THIS) 7-String passive coils with an integrated preamp (old school or lowered gain) loaded onto the back of the pickup. For guys who want the passive look and tone of individual pole pieces. All pickups available neck(alnico) and/or bridge (ceramic) No limit to the number of pickups ordered. Ordering will have a cutoff date, I'll update it once I have a firm completion date of the preamps in a couple days. Send your orders to Derek Duncan's pm inbox Special Pricing: These pickups will be offered up for $109 each. This includes the additional hand work I may agree to take on to aid fitting. Shipping: Our Custom Shop can't ship outside the US. There is some kind of restriction. When we've done a custom run on the SD forum, someone usually volunteers to take delivery and ship to anyone outside the US who wants to participate. Of course, that volunteer is well taken care of by his international buddies. Either way, we'll find a way to take care of anyone outside the US. ========================================================= We'll make Alnico or Ceramic. For us that's easiest to refer to as neck (a) and bridge (c). These will all be old school preamp clones, not Blackouts preamps. The tone and headroom will match the "other guys", and bear in mind the "X" preamp is still the old school preamp design. It just has a couple gain resistors swapped for around 6dB less gain. Ordering will be very personal and interactive. If we're not clear about something on a particular order you'll hear from us. I'd like all the orders sent to Derek Duncan's pm inbox. In the order you can include an email address but do not include a credit card number. We'll handle that in a secure way, and communicate that with you. In the order just tell us what want, we'll take it from there. Refer to my previous post for the proposed iterations. Specify the size, and the sound (ceramic + lower gain, etc.) If anything is unclear tell me what needs clarification, but remember the individual ordering will flesh out just about anything.