Sonic '60 Strat Pickup
Sonic '60 Strat Pickup
Strat Sized Tri-Sonic® Design Pickups
Based on the design & tone of the old Burns Tri-Sonic® Pickups, my Strat Sonic '60s have been created to fit a standard Strat scratchplate & cavity with no modifications needed. With custom tooled chrome plated covers drawn from thin brass and custom ferrous steel baseplates, my Creamery Sonic '60 pickups really do give a rich, versatile, warmer Strat tone.
With handwound coils pressed around the custom magnets and wax potted in a combination of paraffin & beeswax, my new Creamery Sonic '60 Strat replacement pickups give that richer, musical sound synonimous with the old classic Burns Tri-Sonic® design.
Geometry dictates they won't sound identical to the old 60s classics as the pickups are smaller (standard Strat size) and I use my custom made thinner magnets inside the pressed coil, but they do have the richer tone you'd expect.
Strat Sized - Designed to fit a standard Strat guitar with no modifications needed
Unlike the larger originals, my Sonic '60 pickups have been designed to fit a standard scratchplate & body cavity but with outputs of 7k, 6.6k & 6.3k respectively - created to balance the old vintage sounds with a modern spin they have a richer, warmer, more rounded, musical tone than a standard Strat pickup set.
With a choice of magnets, you can choose to have a warmer or brighter version. Alnico 2 'holds' the strings a little less, allowing them to vibrate a little more freely giving a perceived slightly warmer, more resonant tone.
Ceramic, being stronger, holds the strings a little more giving a slightly more attacking, slightly brighter tone.
Alnico 5 offers a slightly brighter tone than Alnico 2 but a little more rounded than the ceramic option.
Creamery Sonic '60 Pickups - Specifications
|Magnet||Alnico 2, Alnico 5 or Ceramic|
|Lead Wire||Vintage Cloth|
True Chrome Plated Strat Covers
Wanting these pickups to be something special I've had custom chrome plated strat covers manufactured. These aren't plastic covers, they're very thin brass that I've had chrome plated. I've also designed them with the Tri-Sonic® style oversize holes and more rounded/rolled edge covers.
They do look good.
They'll also be available in my custom design powder coat covers - red, white or black. More rounded than conventional Strat covers, they are still direct drop-in replacements for standard Stratocaster Pickups.
You can find more details of my Creamery Custom Handwound Replacement Strat Pickups here.