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Alt '88 Mustang / Duo-Sonic Pickup - Mid-Range


Alt '88 Mustang / Duo-Sonic - Mid-Range

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

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  • Alt '88 Mustang / Duo-Sonic Pickup - Mid-Range

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

    Magnets: Alnico 2 or 5
    Coil Wire: 43AWG Plain Enamel
    Lead Wire: Vintage Cloth with separate ground wire for the claw
    Output - Bridge: 10.3k
    Output - 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 "Alt '88 - Treble" uses thicker 42awg coil wire and taller, stronger rod magnets for a brighter, more cutting sound, 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. Both have been designed to have similar, higher, more powerful outputs - the difference comes from how they're voiced.

    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 Pickup - 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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