With the S-Style pickups I really want to avoid having multitudes of models and confusion, most customers just want “a really cool vintage strat®” and they don’t want to wade thru a whole bunch of rubbish to find the right pickups.
If you are tired of all the hype and just want a vintage correct S-Style pickup, exactly like the best examples from the late 1950's and early 1960's then this is it … chime, shimmer, clean note decay with warmth and power and not a hint of thin, icy or brassy tones.
Here’s the basic blurb…
All my pickups use vintage correct materials, twineball scatter winding, real Formvar or PE wire, Forban, compressed fiber bobbins, cloth covered 22g “pushback” output wires and hand charged AlNiCo, produced via a special “sort and grind” process just for me.
’69 “GREY BOTTOMS”
The 69′s are an accurate re-creation of the late 60′s CBS Fender® pickups.
I use original spec Strat® “grey bottom” Forban bobbins and the correct dark burgundy color, 42g P/E wire for these ’69 “Woodstock” re-creation sets, that’s code for a Hendrix set!
As you may know the real late 60’s strat sets are quite sort after, the big deal on these is the low inductance, and DC resistance, the 69’s have some of the lowest output readings of all the vintage strats.
High resistance/inductance and poor quality wire kills off your top end treble response first. I scatterwind these with the correct, thin coat “single build” PE wire. The finished coil build is thinner in diameter and lower in “weight” to ensure the trebles are maintained, so on a good ‘69 you get the “glass-tone” highs and still have solid mids and the thumping bass.
All S-Style sets come with your choice of Modern or 50′s “Bakelite” style pickup covers, 6/32 UNC screws with amber rubber spacers.
At the end of the day all my pickups are totally vintage correct and as such, everything I make could have come from “back in the day”.
Comes complete with mounting parts and expert aged white pickup covers.