In January I finally got the chance to try Andy Alt’s A Little Thunder pickup and I immediately fell in love with it. It allows you to add bass notes to the lowest two strings and send them through another amp. It’s even smart enough to know if you want it to do so with both notes of a chord or with just the low E. It’s super-clever and super-effective. I’ve been a big supporter of this pickup since way back when it was in the design stages and it’s great to see it inspiring so many people, and now making its way out into the world. It’s also been great to see it go from one guy’s idea, through to a huge amount of really hard work, through to a completed, marketed pickup that can now help people make the music they hear in their head.
A Little Thunder is shipping right now (and if you keep an eye on Facebook you might have already noticed “Yay, my Little Thunder arrived!” posts popping up) with free worldwide shipping. You can get yours here.
A little more info from the site: “A fully revolutionized & patented pickup design, A Little Thunder™ is a replacement humbucker that gives guitarists the ability to play guitar + bass together… or separately. Each of the two pickups in A Little Thunder™ can operate independently. The top pickup allows all 6 guitar strings to be heard, as they normally are. A second pickup for the bottom most strings (E & A) processes the organic frequency at -1 octave or -2 octaves. A Low-Note-Priority™ mode allows you to give the bass effects to only the lowest of the 2 notes being played, great for strumming.”