The solderless connector setup includes a circuit board loaded with all the favourite USA grade electronics (Switchcraft jack, Switchcraft switch, CTS potentiometers, Orange drop capacitor). This circuit board simply drops into your Gibson style control layout, then you plug in the connectors we've added to the end of the pickup leads into the circuit board. The humbucker setup comes with default 250k potentiometers, 3 way toggle switch and 0.047uf capacitors.
These are available in both import (long shaft pots, short frame switch), USA (long shaft pots, long frame switch), or right angle (short shaft pots, right angle toggle switch) formats. (ONLY) Gibson Les Pauls will use USA. Epiphones and other import models will use the import format. SGs and similar will use the right angle format. Import models Les Pauls typically use short shaft potentiometers, but we've found through experimentation that due to the nature of the way that the pots are seated at different heights in the cavity, short shaft pots will not work effectively. Long shaft pots are used by shimming the shaft to the correct length with the second nut inside the cavity.
No soldering is required at all, making the installation job take about 10 minutes in total!
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.
Our take on the hotter vintage 'Texas' style single coils.
These pickups take the typical vintage 42 Stratocaster wind to the max. They are wound until they can be wound no more - giving you an extra kick to push your amp into a beautiful bluesy overdrive, whilst preserving the chime and clarity that can only be achieved by 42 gauge wire.
A higher wind gives the pickups a more prominent mid range, but not to the extent that it is overbearing. The hollow, woody EQ we've come to know and love in a great Stratocaster pickup set is still present - the 42 awg wire and handwinding technique contribute to keep the mids from dominating the sound, allowing a wide spectrum of notes to be heard with the ultimate level of clarity when complex chords are struck. Because of their recipe being very similar to a low output vintage Strat pickup, rolling off the volume knob will give a very convincing imitation - of course with the added versatility to open the volume full and have that Texan sizzle at your beck and call.
An overwound bridge keeps the first switch position from being overly piercing. It remains bright and clear, but with the obnoxious treble frequencies rolled off. Modern wire and winding pattern retains all the clarity and touch responsivity of a vintage equivalent.
Resistance (ohms): 6.3k/7.2k
Magnets: hand beveled alnico 5 rods
Lead wire: braided single conductor
Pole spacing: 52mm
Supplied with mounting screws & springs.