This staggered single coil, wound hotter for bridge, uses a mix of alnico 2 and 5 rod magnets specifically positioned for sweet highs and tight lows.
The Five-Two was originally designed for Nashville studio players who wanted to soften the treble attack on their high strings while retaining all of the articulate snap on the low strings. The result was a mixture of alnico 2 and alnico 5 rod magnets that delivers the best of both worlds. The alnico 2 rods under the G, B, & E strings provide a sweetened treble response while the alnico 5s under the low E, A, & D strings keep them sounding clear and crisp. This hotter custom wound bridge version is calibrated for full bodied sustain and a stronger attack. Combine with the Five-Two neck pickup and Five-Two custom RWRP middle pickup for a complete setup.Like all of our vintage Fender style single coil pickups, we start with the right color and thickness of Forbon flatwork. Along with the period correct magnet stagger, this pickup comes complete with waxed and tinned cloth pushback hook-up wires and traditional keyed bottom plate. We hand file the flatwork, assemble, and lacquer the bobbin just as it was done during Fenders Golden Age.