Richer, Fuller, Fatter - Dirtier Strat Sounds
With handwound coils pressed around the custom designed magnets and wax potted in a combination of paraffin & beeswax, the Sonic '60 'Mid-Range' Strat replacement pickups give that richer, musical sound synonimous with the old classic Burns Tri-Sonic® design but in a new fatter, fuller, dirtier & grittier sound with more emphasis on the mid-range.
I designd these after feedback from Stratocaster players who loved the brighter standard Sonic '60s I made for them but wanted a fatter, hotter, more mid-range version in their 2nd Strat to compliment - Not everyone has two Strats so if you're looking for more mid-range to your sound, and want something a little different, an alternative to the classic bright Stratocaster pickup, then maybe the new Sonic '60 'Mid-Range' pickups could be for you.
Whereas the standard Sonic '60s are wound with thicker 42awg coil wire and are available in a variety of Alnico magnet choices, I spent a long time on the new 'Mid-Range' 43awg versions and concluded, after much testing, that the stronger Alnico 5 and Alnico 8 versions worked best. You can choose either based on your own preference, Alnico 8 being the strongest with a little more output and more cooler focus whereas the slightly weaker Alnico 5 is that little bit sweeter but with slightly less attack.
Creamery Sonic '60 'Mid-Range' Pickups - Specifications
|Magnet||Alnico 5 or Alnico 8|
|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 custom tooled and chrome plated. I've also designed them with the Tri-Sonic® style oversize holes and more rounded/rolled edge covers for a unique Strat look.
You can find more details of my Creamery Custom Handwound Replacement Strat Pickups here.