Hot but balanced single coil tone in a direct retrofit for Stratocaster® guitars. Ideal for heavy blues, classic rock, and heavy rock.
We designed Blackouts Singles to use balanced inputs going into a differential preamp. With balanced inputs, not only are Blackouts up to 14dB quieter than the competition, but they also have more lows, more highs, less scooped mids, less compression and a more organic feel. Simply put, the Blackouts have more tone than other active pickups. In addition, Blackouts Singles have a unique dual pin configuration on the underside of the pickup for two modes of output: moderate and high-gain.
The bridge pickup uses a ceramic magnet for power and dynamics and the neck pickup uses an alnico magnet for a smooth breakup. If you like the advantages of active pickups, but you really care about your tone, you'll love Blackouts.
Blackouts Singles are available individually or in matched sets of three. Match Blackouts Singles with a high-gain pedal like the SFX-04 Twin Tube Mayhem or the SFX-08 Power Grid (available Spring 2008) for extreme heavy rock tones.
Perfect for any electric guitar set up for a standard Stratocaster® pickup route. Includes 25K pots, stereo jack, battery clip and other mounting hardware.
Blackouts Singles have a unique dual pin configuration on the underside of the pickup for two modes of output: moderate and high-gain. With the jumper removed, you have a moderate output that’s still comparable to passive pickups. However, with the jumper in place, the output is significantly boosted, making Blackouts Singles compatible with full-size Blackouts humbuckers. The pins can also be wired to a mini-switch or push/pull, for an on board boost! Available with black or white covers.