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Bare Knuckle Irish Tour Stratocaster Pickup Set


Bare Knuckle Pickups is a small, privately owned business based in the South West of England. The employees are all guitar players with experience in performing and recording. These guys know what they are doing and have quickly earned the reputation of building some of the best sounding pickups on the planet. We are very excited to be a Bare Knuckles dealer.

This calibrated Irish Tour single coil set comes with vintage staggered Alnico V magnets and extra winds of 42 guage plain enamel wire to really drive the front end of your amp hard. Reverse wound, reverse polarity middle pickup as standard for hum cancelling and signature Strat "honk" in position 2 and 4 of a 5 way switch, The Bare Knuckles Irish Tour is a powerful yet articulate and extremely versatile single coil pickup set. Traditional cloth 'push back' cable and fully wax potted to prevent microphonic feedback, the Irish Tour set is pure Strat tone in a modern world.

The coils of every Bare Knuckles pickup is scatterwound with varying gauges of enamelled copper wire, the thickness of the wire and type of wire insulation dependant upon the sound they are after. They wind the majority of their pickups with the traditional plain enamel wire used originally in the early days of pickup winding. Scatterwinding by hand can be time consuming but it has many advantages over conventional machine winding, not least a far superior sound. When a coil is scatterwound, the wire isn't as close or even, layer on layer, as with a machine and this lowers the distributed capacitance that exists between the turns of the wire. Lower capacitance allows more top end through, the resonant peak increases slightly and the pickup has a flatter frequency response across its range. The result is a clearer, more open sound that has the impression of being louder purely by the amount of extra detail and dynamics present.

Read online reviews by players who have bought them and you will see why we are excited to be offering Bare Knuckles pickups at Rainbow.

Bare Knuckle Irish Tour Stratocaster Pickup Set Features:

  • Bridge 7.4k
  • Neck & Middle 6.3k
  • Middle is RWRP
  • Vintage staggered poles
  • Parchment (off white) covers


  • Bridge 7.4k
  • Neck/Middle 6.3k
  • Alnico 5 magnets
  • Reverse wound middle pickup

List price: $295.00

Price: $209.00

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