P90 Aggression For Strat.
Steel Pole 43 Strat Pickups are the highest-output Strat pickups we make. These pickups feature more output than our Steel Pole 42’s, and more midrange. The Steel Pole 43 leans towards the tone of a traditional P90, only in a Strat size. These pickups are wound with 43-gauge wire, and feature ceramic bar magnets. This combination sounds more aggressive than Strat pickups. The Steel Pole 43 Pickups are beefier than the Blues Specials and Steel Pole 42’s. They sound best with 500K pots.
Original Fender Size, Lindy Fralin Design
Strong and bold – lots of midrange and snarl
USA-made Ceramic Magnets for aggressive tone and output
Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
RW/RP Middle pickup for hum-cancelling on positions 2 & 4
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
- 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.
- What’s the difference between the Steel Pole 43 and 42? The Steel Pole 43 leans more towards a P90 tone. It requires 500K pots, just like a P90.
- 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!