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The Creamery - Custom Guitars, Handwound Boutique Pickups - Made in Manchester  -  Vintage, Modern, Custom & Alternative Design Pickups - Made in Manchester

Sorry but the order book for guaranteed Christmas 2019 delivery is now full. Every pickup is custom made and due to the volume
of outstanding orders I've had to push the timescale back to late Dec/Jan 2020 for new orders. Sorry about this, just been so busy.

Alt '88 Strat Pickup - Mid-Range

Alt '88 Strat - Mid-Range

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

Creamery Custom Replacement Alt '88 Mid-Range Strat Pickup
Creamery Custom Replacement Alt '88 Mid-Range Strat Pickup
Creamery Custom Replacement Alt '88 Mid-Range Strat Pickup
Creamery Custom Replacement Alt '88 Mid-Range Strat Pickup
 

Alt '88 Strat Pickup - Mid-Range

Alt '88 Strat - Mid-Range

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

£62.00
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Description

Alt '88 Strat 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 - Middle: 9.6k
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 Strat 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 Strat 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 Strat rhythm or lead pickup if you want more bite with more of an an alternative/leftfield sound. The Alt '88 Stratocaster Neck can also be RW/RP if required.

 


 

You can find more details of my Creamery Custom Handwound Replacement Strat Pickups here.