The 1969 Inspired Stratocaster® pickups start with classic black-on-gray vulcanized fiber bobbins with Alnico V pole pieces. Each of the 0.1875 diameter pole pieces are beveled and cut to reproduce the 1969 stagger. The coil wire used is period correct Plain Enamel.
The target resistance measurements for each pickup is:
Neck - 5.8k Ohms
Middle - 5.8k Ohms
Bridge - 6.2k Ohms
Each pickup is hand made using a fully manual "scatter wound" approach. The neck and bridge pickups are wound clockwise with the pole pieces charged "south on top", and the middle pickup is wound counter-clockwise with the pole pieces charged "north on top". Reversing the wind direction and pole piece polarity of the middle pickup reduces unwanted hum when a 5-way pickup selector is in the 2 and 4 positions. Each pickup is wax potted to reduce its natural tendency to produce microphonic feedback.
Vintage cloth "push back" lead wires and necessary hardware required for installation is included.
This product is for a complete set of Stratocaster® replacement pickups. Please use the Contact Ric page with any questions or if you only need a single neck, middle or bridge pickup.
Please allow 14 days for production and packaging prior to shipping.
Stratocaster® is a registered trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Ric Lutz Pickups is not affiliated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.