The Duckbucker is a single-coil sized humbucker designed to be wired in parallel to give you a vintage, sparkly, single-coil tone without any hum. Its unique, split-pole pattern, with three pole pieces on each coil, also contributes to the single-coil bounciness and snappy low end.
In the bridge position, the Duckbucker is bright and spanky. Chords have a crisp, shimmery quality with chimey high end. The 4-conductor lead wire gives you access to series wiring (using a push/pull switch or mini-toggle) for a hotter humbucker tone.
As a neck pickup, the Duckbucker is great for all types of clean rhythm playing. The Duckbucker is also a popular middle pickup, especially in between two higher-output pickups (as in our Everything Axe Loaded Pickguard), for that Strat “quack” in positions 2 and 4.
This pickup is a drop-in replacement for any standard Stratocaster-style pickup rout, and pairs beautifully with bridge models of our Duckbuckers Strat, JB Jr. Strat, or Little ’59 Strat. Hand built in Santa Barbara, CA, the Duckbucker for Strat uses a ceramic bar magnet, comes with a 4-conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options, and is wax potted for squeal-free operation.
- Neck/Middle position models will have the same output, wind direction and magnetic polarity.