The alnico 5 magnets for the low strings (EAD) and alnico 2 for the high strings (GBE) provide punchy bass with a strongly defined attack on the lower registers combined with a smooth top end on the upper registers.
The neck pickup is similar to a Strat pickup in that it has thicker 42awg magnet wire and an open cover. These two mods will give you more clarity and chime when playing clean as well as a scooped mids voicing that works especially with midrange focused overdrives. Also the neck cover has a dedicated ground wire so that it will function in series with the bridge pickup.
The bridge pickup is scatter wound to 7.5k for medium output and can dish out plenty of Tele twang even though the alnico 2 takes a little edge off the treble. It comes wrapped with black hemp cord or natural cotton twine and has a copper clad steel baseplate.
DEXTERITY: Right Handed
BRIDGE: 7.5k, CCW, South Up
NECK: 5.6K, CW, North Up
BASEPLATE: Copper Clad
NECK COVER: Open Raw Nickel Silver
DCR TOLERANCE: +/- 5% at 68°F (20°C)
MAGNET GRADE: A 5/2
LEAD WIRES: Push Back Cloth
HARDWARE: Screws & Tube Springs
POTTING: Paraffin & Beeswax
Tone tested, built to last, and made from the finest materials available. Every guitar pickup is individually handcrafted and scatter wound with the utmost attention to detail. Completely committed to quality, incredible guitar tone, and most importantly your satisfaction!
I'm Chris and I love guitars. I got my first guitar 23 years ago when I was 13 and I've been hooked ever since. As a kid I started tinkering with them right away and I even got in trouble one time for completely disassembling my Uncle's Strat!
After working many different jobs over the years ranging from guitar teacher to electronics manufacturing one thing has remained the same. I have never stopped tinkering with guitars, and I never will!
The idea for Fatpups came to me in 2016 after going on a long binge of pickup making. I wasn't selling pickups at the time, but I was in deep on a tone quest. Eventually that tone quest turned into something much more. I'm now so very grateful that I've been able to take my passion for amazing guitar tone and share it with the rest of the world.