traditional guitar pickups
traditional vintage-style humbucking guitar pickups
This is a hot-rodded version of a traditional humbucker with an Alnico V bar magnet. It is slightly overwound for a nice thick midrange, yet it still retains plenty of clarity and balance. Each pickup is calibrated for it's position, with the bridge version being considerably hotter. The neck pickup will deliver smooth, classic saturation and the bridge pickup will cut through a mix with searing presence and punch.
traditional vintage-style single coil guitar pickups
This is a vintage p-90®-style pickup. It features era-correct Alnico V bar magnets and 42 enamel wire. These pickups were extensively tested to ensure a fat yet clear tone. Installed in the neck position they will give a big, fat greasy tone. In the bridge position they will cut through a mix yet still move lots of air. These pickups are really great for pure, huge single coil tone!
single coil Stratocaster®-style pickups
These are vintage-correct single coil Stratocaster® replacement pickups that utilize our simulated hand-wound technology. This process provides are more pleasant high end with a nice complex character, but they still have plenty of quack and punch.
Made with the traditional Alnico V magnets and heavy Formvar wire on laser cut vulcanized fibre bobbins. Available as a calibrated set (hotter bridge pickup) with a RWRP middle pickup for hum-cancelling in the combo switch positions in three different strengths:
- a hot overwound set, which has red fibre bottoms
- a standard wind set, which has gray fibre bottoms
- an underwound set, which has black fibre bottoms
The overwound set will have a thicker midrange, more output, and tend to drive your amp and pedals more aggressively. The standard set is a great clean but full sounding set based on vintage wind specs. The underwound set is extra clean and chimey - great for country and similar finger pickin' styles.
Includes plastic cover, available in black or white
single coil vintage Telecaster®-style guitar pickups
These are a vintage spec version of a traditional Telecaster® pickup set. They use era-correct wire, magnets, and dimensions. They also utilize our programmed hand-wind pattern on our CNC winder. As a result, they have a very warm and complex tone, yet retain all the character that makes the originals so sought after.
single coil 'modern' Telecaster®-style guitar pickups
These are a pumped-up version of the traditional Telecaster® pickup. The coil is taller, the magnets are taller, and there is more wire. This results in a louder, more aggressive, and ballsier-sounding Tele. These pickups will really bring your Telecaster®-style guitar to life!
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