The 6S5 - our version of the 'Strat' pickup used from 1965 to
First, we start out
with a hand machined Forbon (vulcanized fiber) black top plate
and gray bottom bobbin plate made right in house. Then we
assemble the bobbin with the correct size Alnico V magnet
and insulate the bobbin with a coat of nitrocellulose
lacquer to protect the coil windings. After that, we wind the
with period correct 42 gauge plain enamel coil wire, 'vintage style' cloth covered hookup wire
is soldered to the pickup,
and we pot each pickup in a proprietary clear wax bath
to solidify and protect the coil and reduce microphonics.
Once the potting wax has cooled, 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 players who want a 'humcancelling' effect in the number
2 and 4 switch positions of a Strat's five position selector
switch for live shows.