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Black Cat "HiLo" '60 Pickup - No Ears Mount

Black Cat "HiLo" '60 Pickup - No Ears Mount

Creamery Custom Bright, Twangy, Rockabilly & Surf Style Single Coil Sound based on the old Gretsch HiLo'Tron® Pickups from mid 1960

Black Cat HiLo 60 Pickup - No Ears Mount
Black Cat HiLo 60 Pickup - No Ears Mount
Black Cat HiLo 60 Pickup - No Ears Mount
Black Cat HiLo 60 Pickup - No Ears Mount
 

Black Cat "HiLo" '60 Pickup - No Ears Mount

Black Cat "HiLo" '60 Pickup - No Ears Mount

Creamery Custom Bright, Twangy, Rockabilly & Surf Style Single Coil Sound based on the old Gretsch HiLo'Tron® Pickups from mid 1960

£70.00
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Description

Black Cat "HiLo" '60 Pickup - No Ears Mount

Creamery Custom Bright, Twangy, Rockabilly & Surf Style Single Coil Sound based on the old Gretsch HiLo'Tron® Pickups from mid 1960


Magnets Custom Manufactured Alnico 5
Coil Wire 43AWG
Lead Wire Vintage Braided
Bridge Output 4.3k
Neck Output 3.4k

Black Cat "HiLo" '60 Pickup - No Ears Mount

I wanted to recreate the old classic Gretsch HiLo'Tron® Pickup of the early '60s - That bright, single coil pickup in a standard Gretsch® 'No Ears' mount size just to get those great clear, rockabilly sounds with bite, with twang that really cut through the mix. A totally unique single coil sound with a little more mid-range due to the thinner coil wire and Tele-like twang due to the use of large internal ferrous plate.

Crisp, clear with single coil definition its essentially 'half a Filtertron' design - one coil rather than two but with a thick bar magnet, sideways mounted to an angled steel plate that holds the coil and six adjustable plated steel pole piece screws.

Although the Black Cat "HiLo" '60 is a single coil, it has its own unique sound, unlike the traditional Strat single coil pickup - It has more of the brittle bite of the Tele bridge with rockabilly twang mixed with a slightly sweeter high-frequency roll off, a little more mid-range than the output reading woudl suggest due to its use of thinner coil wire.

These are a direct drop-in replacement for the standard 'No Ears' mount Gretsch & Cabronita pickups and I can provide them with mounting screws for Gretsch style guitars or direct-to-body mounting screws for Cabronita guitars.

Currently available with chrome covers included.

 


You can find more details of my Creamery Custom, Handwound Black Cat Filtertron Design Pickups here.