Aclam’s Exchangeable Cartridge Pickup System (AECPUS)
Swap your guitar pickups and change your tone in a matter of seconds!
AECPUS main features
All sounds in one guitar
Change the sonic character of your Aclam Guitar with infinite pickup combinations
No skills needed
Tool-free, Solderless, no need of removing strings or pickguards
In a matter of seconds
Switch between pickups in the blink of an eye
The widest pickup catalogue
Designed to accept virtually any electric guitar pickup in the market
How does AECPUS work?
At the back of all Aclam’s guitars there’s a double-frame designed phisically and electronically to “accept” two different pickup bespoke cartridges. There’s an audio grade gold plated terminal on the cartridge and on the double-frame on the guitar; so the pickup will work when it’s locked in place.
Two fingers are all you need to change your guitar pickups with AECPUS.
Twist left to get the pickup out, slip a new one in and twist right to lock it in place.
ACLAM’S Pickup cartridges
Our cartridges are pre-installed in our workshop using a huge selection of well known and trusted pickup manufacturer brands: Burns, Dearmond, Dimarzio, EMG, Gretsch, Kent Armstrong, Kinman, Lace Sensor, Lindy Fralin, Lollar, Seymour Duncan…
You will be able to switch series/parallel/single any double coil pickup thanks to Aclam’s switching circuit*
*Some humbucker pickups are not factory wired with 4 conductor cable and should be modified prior to be installed in our cartridges
All pickup cartridges are pre-installed by Xavi in our workshop in Barcelona. He builds and tests them all with care and passion. Each pickup is manually installed on a stainless steel plate and connected to a custom PCB. Such PCB has both soldering pads and a 6 pin connector for a faster assembly. To finish, he assembles it with the plastic injected parts of the cartridge.
We can assemble custom cartridges on demand: any pickup, any brand, even active, used or vintage pickups!
How to adjust THE pickup’S height?
Each pickup can be completely height adjusted to the desired distance between pickup and strings. Pickup tilt is also adjustable.
At the back of the pickup there are three holes that give you access to the adjusting screws.
The tool for these adjustments is included with your guitar.
Are you infringing any patent?
We know there have been many examples in history of Guitars with different pickup swapping systems. With the aim of developing genuine and different products we analyzed and researched the music industry market before developing our own system.
We have been working and upgrading the AECPUS system since 2014 and finally patented it in January 2018.
We are proud to say that AECPUS is a game changer for the music industry.
Can I adapt AECPUS swapping system to my guitar?
But if you are a guitar manufacturer and would like to implement this swapping system to your Guitars, we’ll be happy to share (license?) this invention with you.
Contact us here, and let’s talk about how you can upgrade your Guitars!
I am a pickup builder, can I use AECPUS to show off my pickups?
Contact us here, and let’s talk how can we help you!