Neck Covers - Raw covers will have scratches because they are not plated and unpolished. Chrome, Gold, and Nickel plated covers are polished and will not have scratches on their tops. All covers are made in the USA from pure nickel silver for the best tone.
Bridge String - Choose either a black string or a white string to be wrapped around the bridge pickup. Black was common for '50s era pickups and white was used in the '60s.
3-Wire Mod - The neck pickup will come equipped with a third wire (a dedicated ground wire for the metal cover) giving you the option to use a 4-way switch with both pickups in series.
Aged Poles - With this option the alnico rod magnets are patinaed which gives the pickups an aged look.
BRIDGE: 7.5k, CCW, South Up
NECK: 8.0k, CW, North Up
BASEPLATE: Copper Clad
DCR TOLERANCE: +/- 5%
MAGNET WIRE: Heavy Formvar
MAGNET GRADE: A3
HARDWARE: Screws & Tube Springs
LEAD WIRES: Gavitt Push Back
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.