The Alnico 2 Pro Staggered single coil Stratocaster pickups use hand ground alnico 2 rod magnets with a traditional staggered pattern, and heavy Formvar mag wire with a special wind pattern to produce that classic bouncy tone you’d expect from the best 50s Strat pickups. The treble attack is soft and sweet, the mids feel just slightly scooped, while the low end has a vintage sponginess. Chords have a nice smoothness and single notes have a singing, musical character.
This calibrated set includes a reverse wound, reverse polarity middle pickup for noiseless operation in positions 2 & 4. Like all our vintage Fender-style single coil pickups, we start with the right color and thickness of Forbon flatwork. Along with the period correct magnet stagger, these pickups come complete with waxed and tinned cloth pushback hook-up wires and traditional keyed bottom plates. The bobbins on all the Alnico 2 Pro Staggered for Stratocaster pickups feature hand-filed flatwork, are assembled and lacquered just as it was done during Fenders Golden Age, and are wax potted for squeal free use.
- Neck/Middle/Bridge position models will have the same output, wind direction and magnetic polarity.
- Middle RwRP position (reverse wind/reverse polarity) – choose this to have a pickup that will be hum-cancelling with one of our neck or bridge models.
- All sets, except the Jimi Hendrix signature model, come with a Middle RWRP as the Middle Pickup.
- Left- for some models with vintage staggered pole pieces, we offer a left-handed option. The stagger will be reversed for left-handed players.