The introduction of the mini humbucker in the late-1960s served a growing need — the demand for a P-90-sized pickup with no hum. Gibson’s world-class engineers set about creating a smaller, more compact humbucker to fit into the slot of a P-90. With its smaller size, narrow magnetic field, and unique design combination, the mini humbucker produces a bright and focused output, while still retaining Gibson’s famous humbucker performance. The mini humbucker was first made available in several Gibson-made Epiphone models of the late 1960s, and the Les Paul Deluxe in 1969. Today, it is best known as the pickup in the Gibson Firebird, and is a vintage replica of the original mini humbucker with bar Alnico II magnets. The Gibson mini humbucker is authentic in every detail, from its cream-colored plastic mounting and coated enamel-like wire, to its maple spacers and vintage braided lead wire. The tone is unmistakable Gibson. The mini humbucker is available for the bridge or neck position, and is equipped with braided, two–conductor wiring and fully wax potted to eliminate microphonic feedback.