This pickup is now available in our proprietary Kwikplug “Instantly Interchangeable” pickup system. Check the appropriate boxes below!
The latest creation from the GFS Labs-
Many of you asked for a strat pickup set that could hang with the big boys- go head-to-head with the Boutique makers, the Custom Shop wizards- only about $200 cheaper!
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Premium Hot Alnico Staggers Classic strat tone, with TONS of Balls and Punch and that Big, Round bottom end!
MP3: Bridge Pickup , MP3: Bridge/Middle , MP3: Middle PIckup , MP3: Middle/Neck , MP3: Neck Pickup
Meet the new GFS Premium Hot Alnico Staggers. Solder these into your trusty strat and you will be BLOWN AWAY by the big fat bottom end! Overwound about as hot as we can make them, without losing the vintage string response and snap that have made our vintage pickups the new favorite of the various pickups online groups lately. We use 43 gauge plain enamel wire and wind 'em HOT- Bridge pickup is 9.8K, Mid is 9.4K, Neck is 9.2K. Compare that to your vintage 5K strat pickups!
We have spared no expense in designing these pickups-with all the vintage accouterments:
- 50's style black fiberboard bobbin
- Alnico 5 Magnets
- Vintage style Beveled polepieces
- Cloth covered leads
- OVERWOUND to really drive an amp
- Accurate 43 gauge plain enamel wire
For that round, sweet, fat vintage strat tone with plenty of bite. These brand new GFS "Premium Hot Alnico Staggers" are custom designed to provide all the great vintage tone with an amazingly complex mid-high balance and THUNDEROUS low end. Going back and forth between these and a "VERY EXPENSIVE" set of "Overwound Boutique" pickups it was easy to notice the added sparkle, low end Womp and Stevie Ray "swamp" tone with the GFS pickups!
! I've installed about a bazillion pickups in strats in the last 25 years, and I assure you that these pickups can hang with the best of the "Overwound Boutique" handmade pickups out there- really?.
To create a "Humbucking" effect, the middle pickup is reverse wound- now positions 2 and 4 on your 5-way are NOISELESS.
If you want real vintage strat tone, but with the modern features like Hot OVERWOUND output, a R/W middle pickup, and vacuum impregnated paraffin wax soaking, then these should fit the bill. To give your strat some beef, the bridge pickup is wound just a little bit hotter, but not too hot to lose that vintage spank.
If you choose the Kwikplug version you can order a matching “Solderless” pre-assembled wiring harness for quick and easy “pain-free” installation! Click here to add a harness to your cart.