Our Vintage Staggered Strat pickups use hand ground alnico 5 rod magnets and heavy Formvar mag wire with a special wind pattern to produce that bright, glassy, bell tone with all of the bounce and sparkle you’d expect from the best 50s Strat pickups. The treble attack is crisp and immediate, while the low end remains articulate and focused. Chords ring out with clear note to note separation.
This three pickup set includes a standard wound neck pickup, an RWRP, reverse wind reverse polarity middle pickup for hum free clucky in-between tones, and a slightly overwound bridge pickup for easier pickup balance. The pots, selector switch, and cap, are all high quality, and we use vintage style cloth push back wire for all of the connections. This pickguard uses an 11-screw hole “USA” pattern.
Since 1978, we’ve been building all of our vintage Fender style single coil pickups with the right color and thickness of Forbon flatwork, along with the period correct magnet stagger. We hand file the flatwork, assemble, and lacquer the bobbin just as it was done during Fender’s Golden Age. Each pickup comes complete with waxed and tinned cloth pushback hook-up wires and traditional keyed bottom plate and is potted after winding for squeal free performance.