The 5S4 - our version of the first generation 'Strat' pickup

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The 5S4 is our version of Fender's first generation Stratocaster pickup.
This design was originally used from 1954 to 1955
with Fender's first staggering scheme
(with the G string magnet lower than the D string magnet) and Alnico III magnets.

First, we start out with a pair of our own hand machined Forbon (vulcanized fiber) black bobbin plates made right in house.
Then we assemble the bobbin with the correct size Alnico III magnets with hand ground bevels, 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 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 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 aftermarket five position selector switch for live shows.

Price $74.95 each