Aggressive. Thick. Hum-Free.
Our brand-new Split Steel Poled Strat Bridge is a hum-cancelling Strat Bridge replacement. It features steel pole pieces, like our Steel Pole 42 and 43, but without the hum. This pickup has an aggressive and beefy midrange, and a nice attack, making it a nice bright pickup with a little more “grit”.
- Noiseless, Fat And Full Strat Bridge Tone
Fender Size, Original Lindy Fralin Design
Strong and bold – lots of midrange and snarl
USA-made Ceramic Magnets for aggressive tone and output
Adjustable Steel Pole pieces for fine-tuning string balance
Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
Hand-built for unrivaled quality control
10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
The emphasized midrange makes this pickup a perfect companion in your bridge position. Full and rich-sounding, this pickup still has a lot of clarity and brightness, sounding perfect on 250K pots. This pickup has more attack than most Strat pickups, with a “harder” top-end. It does not have traditional Fender “Sparkle”, instead, is more in-line with a P-90. It’s a lot cleaner and more articulate than our Hum-Cancelling P-90s. This pickup will still push your amp hard and break up easy!
Finally, Split Steel Pole Pickups are for those who need the most output out of their Strat, without the hum. If you’re looking for something different, these may be right for you. Also, if your current pickups are too bright or thin, you will love these. These tend to be thicker sounding, and very aggressive.
Take a listen here:
- Why is this pickup only offered in a Bridge Position? Bending on the G string will cause a drop in volume on the Neck and Middle, but not the Bridge. It makes it a perfect aggressive pickup for the bridge position.
- How will this pickup differ from a standard Strat pickup? Because of the Ceramic, the Steel Pole pickups have a harder and more aggressive treble than the softer, more sparkly treble of a normal Strat pickup with Alnico magnets. The Ceramic will cause this pickup to sound slightly more aggressive in the midrange, and will be darker.
- How far away from the strings does the pickup need to be? Push your Low E String down at the highest fret. Measure from the top of the pole piece to the bottom of the string. Ideal starting location should be 1/8? on the bass string, and 1/16? on the treble string, when the High E string is pushed down at highest fret. You can adjust the stagger from there with the pole pieces.
- Wiring Diagrams? Here!