Replacements for Strats®

The Fender Stratocaster™ is my favorite style of guitar, so I had a lot of fun developing our Strat® replacement pickups. Our models are listed from the clearest and brightest to the heaviest and most powerful (see list of images on left handside of page), in 5% increments.

Note: We will do 2 1/2% increments on request.

A stronger pickup will make your treble strings sound better but your wound strings will get farther from the Fender twang. (Thicker and darker, see image below). The first five models use ALNICO V magnets (except Real 54's) in either stock or hybrid stagger (hybrid stagger is for necks with flatter than 10” radius).

We also have ALNICO III rod magnets which are 5% brighter and have 5% more lower mids. The Real 54's use six ALNICO III’s. The Steel Poled replacement for Strat® are built with steel pole pieces (screws) and bar magnets underneath for 20% and 25% over stock output.

5% Overwind = 5% More Power - 5% Highs Graph

* Note:
5% (+) Overwind = 5% More Power, 5% More Mids, but 5% Less Highs
5% ( - ) Underwind = 5% Less Power, 5% Less Mids, but 5% More Highs

All of our Strat replacement pickups come with reverse wound middle pickups for hum canceling in the #2 and #4 positions. A reverse bridge or reverse neck is available upon request.

An optional Blender Pot is available to add to the versatility of your instrument, mixing the neck and bridge pickups. (See schematic Strat with Blender Pot). A Bass Plate is an option for the bridge position on ALNICO poled pickups which will give you 10% more bass without affecting the mids or highs.

Style/Position Neck: Middle: Bridge:
Vintage Hot 6 K 6 K 6.6 K
Real 54's 6 K 6 K 6.6 K
Blues Special 6.2 K 6.2 K 7 K
High Output (10%) 8 K 8 K 9.5 K
High Output (15%) 8.5 K 8.5 K 10 K
Steel Poled (42) 6 K 6 K 7 K
Steel Poled (43) 8.5 K 8.5 K 10 K
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Selection of Pickup Covers Top Λ

Fralin Strat Style Pickup Covers Covers are included with order.


Colors (from top to bottom):
  • Black
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • White
* Please specify color when ordering.

Strat® Style Replacement Prices & Order Info Top Λ

PRICES: $85 each/Set $250

  • Base plate $10 (For Bridge pickups, not necessary for Steel Poled Sets)
  • Blender Pot $10 (see schematic Strat with Blender Pot)
Note: All sets have a Reverse Middle, although a Reverse Bridge or Neck is available at no additional charge.
How to Order: