Quarter inch rod magnets give this pickup extra output and punch, while the staggered pole pattern delivers an edgier tone with gritty midrange.
With more than twice the power of a traditional Strat single-coil, the Quarter Pound Staggered has a fat and punchy midrange and well defined top end thats always ready to be cranked. The hand polished, diameter alnico 5 rod magnets use the traditional Strat pole stagger, and are matched with a powerful custom coil winding to deliver sparkly midrange harmonics, great sustain, and big, full chords. Use a set of three for a huge sounding Strat setup, or for added versatility, use an SSL-7 bridge with a pair of SSL-5s in the neck and middle.The bobbins are hand built using a custom high-output coil wind, diameter alnico 5 rod magnets, and are wax potted for squeal free performance. We use modern oval Forbon flatwork (non-triangular) which enables this pickup to fit into any guitar that is routed for single coils.