The Freedom 55 pickups are not only an excellent choice for rock ’n roll and modern country guitar tones, but are also very well suited for many other styles of music...
The neck pickup delivers enhanced articulation in the mids, slight compression in the low end, and the pure nickel silver cover really lets the tone shine through. Choose the "+ 3rd wire" option if you plan to wire the pickups in series with a 4-way switch.
The "Standard" wound bridge pickup has mids that bark when you dig in and a punchy full tone with rich harmonics. Each pickup is individually handcrafted using beveled alnico 5 rods and then scatter wound with heavy build magnet wire, true to an early ‘50s tele pickup. Choose +10% or +20% "over wound" for increased bass and midrange. Choose -10% or -20% "under wound" for softened mids with added treble and presence.
BRIDGE: 7.5k, CCW, South Up
NECK: 6.0K, CW, North Up
BRIDGE BASEPLATE: Copper Plated
DCR TOLERANCE: +/- 5%
MAGNET GRADE: ALNICO 5
HARDWARE: Screws w/Tube Springs
LEAD WIRES: 22 awg Push Back Cloth
POTTING: Paraffin and Beeswax
**NOTE** Raw (Non-Plated) covers will have small scratches and small imperfections because they have no plating.
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 was lucky enough to get my first guitar 27 years ago when I was 13 and I've been hooked ever since. As a youngster I immediately began tinkering with them and foolishly got myself in trouble one time for completely disassembling my Uncle's Strat. Oops!
Over the years I've had the opportunity to work a number of different jobs ranging from guitar teacher, to electronics manufacturing, to chef, to pickups. One thing that never changed during those years is my love for guitars and the ongoing pursuit of amazing guitar tone.
Today building pickups is my full time profession with myself as the Fatpups sole operator. Since 2015 I've been fortunate enough to have made thousands of pickups for people worldwide. I would be happy to hear from you so please let me know if there is anything I can do!