Bare Knuckle Apache Stratocaster Aged Pickup Set
Welcome to the 1950's. Bare Knuckle hand winds exceptional sounding pickups that have earned the reputation of being elite pickups and their vintage replicas are the real deal. This aged set of Apache Strat pickups is no exception.
These Bare Knuckle Apache single coils are based on the rounder, fatter tones of the original '54 to '57 coils. Deep bottom end with a bell-like chime in the highs and rich, wide mid range produce a crystal-clear clean tone without ever sounding harsh or thin. Overdriven tones sound full and crunchy with plenty of body for single note work. Scatter-wound by hand with vintage correct Heavy Formvar wire, the bridge coil is wound a little hotter to give better balance across the set. The calibrated Alnico III magnets are hand-bevelled and set in fibre board flat work in either the original '54 stagger with low G magnet or the more common '56 stagger. The low magnetic pull of the Apache allows for excellent dynamics and perfect intonation.
- Bridge 6.4k
- Middle/Neck 5.6k
- Alnico 3 magnets
- Reverse wound middle pickup