Avalanche (humbucker sized Stratocaster single coil) - high output humbucking singles
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.
The bridge is blisteringly hot - having nothing in common with a normal Stratocaster pickup. Wound to an eye watering 19k Ohms, this will howl when even a little overdrive or distortion is added. The tone of this powerhouse is distant from a single coil, and has it's feet firmly in the humbucker family. The advantage of having a single coil over a humbucker however is still apparent, any articulate runs down the fretboard will instantly reveal how much of a difference the smaller magnetic and sensory window of the strings makes. The bass will be sharper than a knife, and will have absolutely no problem at all cutting through a busy band mix.
These are slightly taller than the typical single coil - 23mm tall including the output lead (excluding baseplate legs). Check your guitar has space to accommodate this before purchasing.
Resistance (Ohms): 16k/19k
Magnets: hand bevelled alnico 5 rods
Output wire: 4 conductor + shield