This 3-pickup set (APS2) delivers all the Strat chime and bell tone that great Stratocaster pickups are known for with a sweeter sounding treble attack and flat alnico 2 rod poles.
This pickup has flat poles and therefore is interchangeable with left or right handed guitars. The same pickup can be used in all three positions.
The Alnico 2 Pro for Strat set uses flat (non-staggered) hand ground alnico 2 rod magnets and heavy Formvar mag wire with a special wind pattern to produce that classic bouncy tone you’d expect from the best 50s Stratocaster pickups. The flat pole pattern is designed to improve string balance and response on guitars that use lighter strings or have flatter fretboards. 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, smooth feel, and single notes have a singing, musical character.
Includes a reverse wound, reverse polarity middle pickup for noiseless operation in positions 2 & 4. Aside from the flat pole pieces, we use the same materials to build these as we do for all our vintage Fender style single coil pickups. We start by assembling the bobbins with the proper color and thickness of hand filed Forbon flatwork and alnico 2 magnets. We then lacquer our bobbins just as it was done during Fenders Golden Age.
This pickup comes complete with waxed and tinned cloth pushback hook-up wires and traditional keyed bottom plate. Like all our pickups, the Alnico 2 Pro Flat Stratocaster pickups are potted in our wax formulation for squeal free performance.
- 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.