Flat pole piece, vintage-style, true single-coil. Recommended for country, pop, surf, rockabilly, blues, ska and classic rock.
This pickup combines the same coil design as the APS-1, with hand ground rod Alnico 2 magnets of equal length raised above the flatwork. The flat magnet pattern provides the balanced field necessary for an even response using today's strings (unwound "G") and flatter neck radii. The more even output response is noticed when bending strings. Like the APS-1, the pickup is clean and vintage-like and will distort "earlier" compared to similar Alnico 5 pickups like the SSL-2. Comes with waxed cloth hookup cable and vintage-style "keyed" bottom plate.
Calibrated set available with RW/RP middle pickup.
For warmer toned ash, alder or basswood body instruments. Works with maple and rosewood fingerboards.
Reverse wound, reverse polarity (RW/RP) middle pickups for hum canceling in positions "2" and "4" on the five-way switch.
Charlie Crowe / Brooks & Dunn, Albert Lee, Jerry Donahue, Danny Flowers, Alan Kendall / Bee Gees, Ben Mauro / Britney Spears