The Fat Little Wings are an accurate reproduction of the pickups Hendrix used in his Strat from the late ’60s with a slightly over wound bridge pickup. The higher output bridge pickup provides a more balanced dynamic response between the three pickups. They are handcrafted with period correct grey/black fiber bobbins, sand cast alnico 5 pole pieces, and plain enamel magnet wire. The middle pickup is reversed for humbucking in the 2 and 4 positions. If you’re looking for some round bell tones like a Strat from the days of Jimi look no further!
Magnet Stagger - Choose between vintage staggered pole pieces or flat poles (non-staggered)
RWRP - This option will give you noise canceling in the 2 and 4 positions when buying a set. Counterclockwise coils with South up magnets is our standard wind. RWRP have clockwise coils with North up magnets
Aged Poles - With this option the alnico rod magnets are patinaed which gives the pickups an aged look.
Covers - Choose between Parchment, Black or White covers. They have 2 1/16" (52.2 mm) spaced pole spread and are interchangeable with many other aftermarket covers.
BRIDGE: 6.8k, 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 5
POLE PIECES: Vintage Stagger .187"
POLE SPACING: 2 1/16"
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.