The solderless connector setup includes a circuit board loaded with all the favourite USA grade electronics (Switchcraft jack, Oak Grigsby switch, CTS potentiometers, Orange drop capacitor) along with the pickup set. This circuit board simply drops into your Strat, then you plug in the connectors we've added to the end of the pickup leads into the circuit board. The Strat setup comes with default 250k potentiometers, 5 way switch and 0.047uf capacitor. No soldering is required at all, making the installation job take about 10 minutes in total!
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.
Resistance (ohms): 6.3k/6.3k/7.2k
Magnets: hand beveled alnico 5 rods
Lead wire: push back vintage cloth
Pole spacing: 52mm all positions