Arctic Chill (humbucker sized Stratocaster single coil) - exceptionally clear and bright contemporary style
These are part of our humbucker sized Stratocaster single coil range. A Strat single coil is encased between a humbucker baseplate and humbucker cover to allow them to be installed in any standard humbucker equipped guitar. There's a tiny bit of treble loss due to the additional metal content in the pickup, but they're otherwise constructed and tonally identical.
This pickup set is built utilising the very underappreciated 41 AWG winding wire.
41 AWG is about 15% wider than the typically used 42 AWG for Stratocaster single coils. This means more space between the winds - more space means more clarity and focus. This pickup set through a clean amp is so clean and clear that it blurs the line between acoustic and electric guitars.
The first impression that this pickup set will give is just how many new nuances you will find in your tone and from your playing style. These are without a doubt some of the most pick responsive pickups around. This makes them perfect for running into a tube amp on the brink of overdrive, as crystal clear cleans and full overdrive can be effortlessly achieved simply by pick attack. These pickups are like Stratocaster single coils on steroids - not like their output (which is modest) but their character. They sound twice as Stratty as a normal Stratocaster pickup, so they maintain the cluck and hollowness through even the most congested setups.
These are also very interesting in very heavy distortion applications too. The superb clarity cuts through any distortion, allowing very complex and fast riffs to be played with no smudging of notes together. The amount of articulation found within really lends itself to hi-fi high gain tones.
To accommodate the extra winding space required these are made 20mm high (excluding baseplate legs). Please check your guitar has enough depth to accept these!
Resistance (ohms): 4.4k/4.7k
Magnets: hand beveled alnico 5 rods
Output wire: braided single conductor
Supplied with mounting screws & springs.