Vintage Pickups that Never Existed
I don't do a lot of traditional pickups. I'm a weird guy and I do weird pickups, but of course I'm inspired by vintage pickups. The Untraditional series is a collection of vintage inspired pickups that were never actually made. They're a combination of several styles or a certain style pickup in a shape/size that was never offered. Anyway, check it out.
The Nosquire combines elements from all the Pre-Telecaster Tele bridge pickups. The Esquire, Broadcaster, and Nocaster. Hand-beveled A3 rod magnets, 42awg plain enamel hand-scatterwound to 9k. When I finally tried out this combo I knew I could offer something different than all the other Tele bridge pickups out there. If you're looking for a clear, woody, percussive, early 50s style Tele bridge pickup this one is for you. It's available in Tele, Strat and 51 P-Bass sizes.
According to legend this is what was in the prototype Strat. The thing about "prototype" stuff is that there's probably a reason they changed things before the production model. That being said I thought it was worth trying out and I thought I could fit it under a Tele neck cover so here's the results. Hand-beveled A3 rod magnets, 42awg heavy formvar hand-scatterwound to 5.3k. Stratier than strat glassy goodness.
This is my high-gain ceramic bridge humbucker. More than a few tweaks to the classic 70s designs creates a versatile, aggressive yet musical and nuanced pickup. 4-conductor leads and wax potting standard. Responds very well to the Dualbucker option.