As they were made in '59, the "Texas Bluesman" pickups are handcrafted with larger diameter alnico 5 pole pieces, and the coils are scatter wound with heavy build magnet wire. The larger diameter rod magnets give these pickups lots of spank and a little more output. The middle pickup is reversed for humbucking in the 2 and 4 positions, and the bridge pickup is overwound for a fuller sound..
BRIDGE: 6.9k, CCW, North Up
MIDDLE: 6.0K, CW, South Up
NECK: 5.7k, CCW, North Up
DCR TOLERANCE: +/- 5% at 68°F (20°C)
MAGNET GRADE: A5
POLE SPACING: 2 1/16" (52.2 mm)
LEAD WIRES: Gavitt Push Back Cloth
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.