The 5S7 - our version of the 'Strat' pickup used from 1956 to
5S7 is our alltime most popular pickup model!
This pickup is made with Fender's most popular
pole magnet staggering scheme
with the G string magnet the same height as the D string
First, we start out with a pair of our own hand machined
Forbon (vulcanized fiber) bobbin plates made right in
Then we assemble the bobbin with the correct size Alnico V
magnets and insulate the bobbin with a coat of
to protect the coil windings. After that, we wind the
pickup's coil with period correct 42 gauge heavy Formvar
and pot each pickup in a proprietary clear wax bath to
solidify and protect the coil and reduce microphonics.
Once the potting wax has cooled, 'vintage style' cloth
covered hookup wire is soldered to the pickup,
the pickup is tone tested and the actual electrical
specifications are documented
for the included data sheet.
This pickup is
available in single pickups and in two different sets -
with all pickups the same magnetic
polarity and coil winding direction
Strat's five position selector
switch for live shows.
for a 'true' vintage sound for studio work, or with the center
pickup wound in 'RW/RP' (reverse coil winding direction
and reverse magnetic polarity)
for players who want a 'humcancelling' effect in the
number 2 and 4 switch positions of a