The Manson MBK-3 is another collaboration between Manson Guitars and Bare Knuckle Pickups, this time with the focus being on creating a pickup that rules in the heavier styles with a hi-gain crunch that's known in the industry as the 'djent' sound. What is djent? It's the sound of a guitar, medium to hi-gain output being played in a hard hitting rhythm style that repeatedly dead mutes the strings as if being played through a noise gate. It requires tight dynamics, seriously controllable gain (i.e. big on numbers but still with great tone and resistant to any squeal or unwanted noise). The MBK-3 went through our usual vigorous test and prototype stages - as a standard fit in our custom instruments, as a retrofit into a range of other instruments and as a partner to it's own neck soulmate, the MBK-3N and our other pickups in particular, the MBK-1 for an ultra wide tonal spectrum between neck and bridge pickups.