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Alt '88 Mustang / Duo-Sonic Pickup Set

Alt '88 Mustang / Duo-Sonic Pickups

Loud, Quiet, Loud - Fatter, Fuller with more mid-range or Brighter, Attacking Versions. Designed for more Indie/Alternative styles & sounds

Creamery Custom Handwound Replacement Alt '88 Strat Pickup Set
Creamery Custom Handwound Replacement Alt '88 Strat Pickup Set
Creamery Custom Handwound Replacement Alt '88 Strat Pickup Set
Creamery Custom Handwound Replacement Alt '88 Strat Pickup Set
 

Alt '88 Mustang / Duo-Sonic Pickup Set

Alt '88 Mustang / Duo-Sonic Pickups

Loud, Quiet, Loud - Fatter, Fuller with more mid-range or Brighter, Attacking Versions. Designed for more Indie/Alternative styles & sounds

£114.00
Cover Colours
Wax Potted
Bridge Magnets
Neck Magnets
RW/RP
Output Spec.
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Description

Alt '88 Mustang / Duo-Sonic Pickups

Loud, Quiet, Loud - Fatter, Fuller with more mid-range or Brighter, Attacking Versions. Designed for more Indie/Alternative styles & sounds

Magnets: Alnico 2 or 5
Coil Wire: 42AWG Plain Enamel
Lead Wire: Vintage Cloth
Alt '88 Treble - Bridge: 8.4k
Alt '88 Mid-Range - Bridge: 10.3k
Alt '88 Treble - Neck: 7.5k
Alt '88 Mid-Range - Neck: 9.4k

The Alt '88 pickup was inspired by the alternative music scene of the mid-to-late '80s and after feedback from players the design has now been split into two distinct versions. Whereas the the "Alt '88 - Mid-Range" uses the same taller, stronger rod magnets but is wound with thinner 43awg coil wire for a fatter, fuller, more mid-range voice, the "Alt '88 - Treble" uses thicker 42awg coil wire and taller, stronger rod magnets for a brighter, more cutting, attacking sound. Both have been designed to have similar, higher, more powerful outputs - the difference comes from how they're voiced.

With more in the higher frequencies the "Alt '88 - Treble" can dominate in the mix a little more, that bit more aggressive, attacking, cutting - the brash side to its darker, warmer alternative.

With less in the higher frequencies the "Alt '88 - Mid-Range" sits in the band mix better, not as dominant as the 'Treble' version, a little sweeter, less brittle, a little fuller, a little darker - the more melancholy side to its brash alternative.

Alt '88 Mustang / Duo-Sonic Pickups - Magnet Choices

With magnets, Alnico 2 is that bit weaker so ‘holds’ the strings a little less, allowing them to vibrate that little more to add a little more warmth & resonance to the overall sound. Alnico 5 is slightly stronger so therefore ‘holds’ the strings that little more for slightly more attack, focus, brightness and a little increased output. Magnets don’t have ‘tone’ but they do have strength to varying degrees which has an effect on the overall sound, all other things being equal. Alnico 2 can be great to tame a bright bridge sound whereas a stronger magnet can help to keep clarity & definition in the naturally darker neck position.

The Alt '88 range has been a real labour of love and these pickups and have gone through numerous changes before launch just to get them right. A great Mustang / Duo-Sonic rhythm or lead pickup if you want more bite with more of an an alternative/leftfield sound. The Alt '88 Mustang / Duo-Sonic Neck can also be RW/RP if required.

 


 

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