Inspired by David Gilmour’s Black Strat set – built as a set with identical “staggered” magnets. Moderate output and transparent sounding neck and middle make a great contrast to the hotter sounding bridge.
Three completely different pickups – each one a clone of the vintage original.
This combination is as close as you’ll get to David’s Black Strat setup from Animals to present.
Bridge pickup is HOT @ 12,9 kOhm, AWG43 wire POLY ENAMELED wire. Based on original bridge pickup (SSL-5) that was designed by Seymour Duncan in 1979 – it has a classic, vintage Strat tone with considerably higher output and mid range. Great bridge pickup for more sustain and bite. Wax potted.
Middle pickup is Fender CS 69 replica – 5.8 kOhm with vintage correct AWG42 PLAIN ENAMEL – grey bottom bobbin, – R.W.R.P. for hum canceling – classic clean and transparent Strat tones.LACQUER POTTED.
Neck pickup is Fender FAT 50s clone – 6kOhm with vintage correct AWG42 HEAVY FORMVAR wire. Wax potted.
Classic Stratocaster tone with a bit more mids scoop and bass.
Staggered magnets rods with raised D string magnets and lower G and B magnet for perfect string to string balance.
- vulcanized fiberboard flatwork
- hand wound Elektrisola pickup wire
- sand cast Alnico 5 magnets
- cloth covered push back hookup wire
Spacing is 52mm on center.
Hum canceling in positions 2 & 4 on a 5-way switch.