The Chimera pickup set is designed to give you best of both worlds. Matched for balanced output and tone, this set will give you the best single coil and humbucker combination possible. The single coils are both overwound to offset the sharp highs often found when using single coils with 500k pots. Alnico 3 pole pieces in the neck pickup help to warm up the tone for that creamy strat sound. Both the bridge and middle pickups use alnico 5 magnets for a crisp controlled tone. The bridge pickup is a PAF style humbucker having slightly mismatched coils, with the slug coil being the hotter of the two and the best for coil splitting. The middle pickup is reverse wound and reversed polarity for hum-cancelling operation when engaged with the neck pickup or the bridge slug coil.
- Alnico 3 and alnico 5 pole pieces arranged in a more balanced modern stagger
- Traditional fiberboard bobbins
- Traditional 22 AWG cloth push-back wire
- RWRP middle pickup for hum-cancelling in positions 2 and 4
- Alnico 5 bar magnet
- Mismatched coils
- Nickel silver baseplate
- 4 conductor hook-up wire for coil splitting availability
- 53mm pole spacing for tremolo equipped guitars
- Scatterwound with 42 AWG polyurethane magnet wire
- Wax potted to suppress microphonic feedback
- Matching covers, mounting screws, rubber tube springs and wiring diagram included
Please Note: Chimera sets are made to order and may take some extra time before shipping.