The 6S2 - our version of the 'Strat' pickup used from 1960 to
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It is a faithful rendition of Fender's Stratocaster
pickup originally used from 1960 to 1964.
pickup is made with Fender's second most popular
pole magnet staggering scheme
with the G string magnet slightly lower in height
than the D string magnet
First, we start out with a pair of
our own hand machined black Forbon (vulcanized
fiber) bobbin plates made right in house.
Then we assemble the bobbin with
the correct size Alnico V magnets and insulate the
bobbin with a coat of nitrocellulose lacquer
to protect the coil windings. After that, we
wind the pickup's coil with period correct 42 gauge
heavy Formvar coil wire,
and pot each pickup in a proprietary clear wax bath
to solidify and protect the coil and reduce
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
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 playerswho want a 'humcancelling'
effect in the number 2 and 4 switch positions of
Strat's five position selector switch for live shows.