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Steel Pole 43 – Strat


Built with adjustable steel pole pieces, this set has the biggest midrange of all the strat models. It has a big and beefy tone.



The Steel Pole 43 set of Single Coil Pickups is again, one of our most popular sets. These pickups are built with the same specifications as our Steel Pole 42, but with 43-gauge wire and 5% more turns. The Steel Pole 43 leans more to the tone of a P-90 than a single-coil, and is perfect for musicians looking for a thick, warm, and beefy P-90 sound in a single coil position. These pickups are wound with 43-gauge coil, and feature a ceramic bar magnet that blends the P-90 and single-coil sound perfectly. The Steel Pole 43 Pickups are beefier than the Blues Specials and Steel Pole 42’s, while featuring a darker and thicker tone.


When playing clean, these pickups sound large and rich, especially in the lows and highs. Closer to the sound of a P-90, Steel Pole 43’s still retain a beautiful openness and clarity while still remaining very dynamic. Steel Pole 43’s sound thicker in the midrange with more of a “chainsaw” grind, as opposed to a smoother AlNiCo distortion.


  • P-90 Tone in a single coil spacing
  • Adjustable Steel Pole Pieces for fine-tuning string response
  • Huge mid-range tone with a Ceramic bite. This equals more growl and aggression
  • In a set, the Bridge Pickup is calibrated to sound just as hot as the neck pickup
  • Features a Ceramic Bar Magnet
  • Steel Pole 43’s come with your choice of White, Black, Yellow (Aged White), or Green covers.


Hand wound with 43 gauge Heavy Formvar wire, a Ceramic Bar Magnet and cloth leads. Players can experiment with 250K or 500K pots, depending on the tone you are after.

Note Before Purchase:
If buying a set of Steel Pole 43’s, you will get a Reverse Middle pickup. If buying singles, you might have an issue matching our pickup to yours due to Magnet Polarity and Coil Direction Polarity. Please check to see before ordering, and if you have any special requirements, simply add them to the “Notes” field upon Checkout. See below for Polarity information.

Magnet Polarity

Coil Direction Polarity

Wiring Diagrams


At Fralin Pickups, we are a total and complete custom shop. Need something specific? Upon checkout, use the “Notes” field to write anything you want!


Complete Set, Bridge, Middle, Neck

Pickup Cover Color

Green, Yellow (Aged-White), Black, White



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