Strat Sized, Richer, Warmer Pickups
Inspired by the design & sound of the old Burns Tri-Sonic® Pickups but with a modern, fatter twist, my Strat Sonic '60s have been created to fit a standard Strat scratchplate & cavity with no modifications needed. With custom tooled chrome plated covers drawn from thin brass and custom ferrous steel baseplates, my Creamery Sonic '60 pickups really do give a rich, versatile, warmer Strat sound.
|Magnets||Alnico 2, 5 or Ceramic|
|Lead Wire||Vintage Cloth|
Rich Strat Sounds
With handwound coils pressed around the custom magnets and wax potted in a combination of paraffin & beeswax, my new Creamery Sonic '60 Strat replacement pickups give that richer, musical sound synonimous with the old classic Burns Tri-Sonic® design.
Geometry dictates they won't sound identical to the old 60s classics as the pickups are smaller (standard Strat size) and I use my custom made thinner magnets inside the pressed coil, but they do have the richer voice you'd expect.
Strat Sized - Designed to fit a standard Strat guitar with no modifications needed
Unlike the larger originals, my Sonic '60 pickups have been designed to fit a standard scratchplate & body cavity but with outputs of 7k, 6.6k & 6.3k respectively - created to balance the old vintage sounds with a modern spin they have a richer, warmer, more rounded, musical voice than a standard Strat pickup set.
With a choice of magnets, you can choose to have a warmer or brighter version. Alnico 2 'holds' the strings a little less, allowing them to vibrate a little more freely giving a perceived slightly warmer, more resonant sound.
Ceramic, being stronger, holds the strings a little more giving a slightly more attacking, slightly brighter voice.
Alnico 5 offers a slightly brighter overall sound than Alnico 2 but richer and more rounded than the ceramic option.
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.