The '54s are a faithful reproduction, constructed with the most authentic and period correct materials available. Black vulcanized fiber bobbins with staggered alnico 3 pole pieces, and scatter wound coils with heavy formvar magnet wire. These are bright with a punchy attack but have a lower output because of the alnico 3, and they work beautifully with tweed amplifiers. Perfect for a vintage style Strat build or anybody who wants that classic tone from 1954. The middle pickup is reversed for hum canceling when used with a 5-way switch.
BRIDGE: 6.5k, CCW, South Up
MIDDLE: 6.2K, CW, North Up
NECK: 6.0k, CCW, South Up
DCR TOLERANCE: +/- 5% at 68°F (20°C)
MAGNET GRADE: ALNICO 3
POLE PIECES: Vintage Staggered .195"
POLE SPACING: 52.2 mm
LEAD WIRES: Push Back Cloth 22 awg
POTTING: Paraffin & Beeswax
HARDWARE: Screws & Tube Springs
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.