The 6S9 - our version of the 'Strat' pickup used from 1968 to
There are no
soundclips for this pickup, because the only change from
the 6S5 pickup is substituting
vinyl covered hookup wire for the 6S5's vintage style
cloth covered hookup wire. The pickups sound the same.
If you would like to hear this pickup, please refer to
the 6S5 page for soundclip files.
First, we start
out with a pair of our own hand machined black
Forbon (vulcanized fiber) bobbin plates made right
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, 'modern style'
vinyl covered hookup wire is soldered to the pickup,
the pickup is tone tested and the actual electrical
specifications are documented for the included data
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
Strat's five position selector switch for live shows.