The Vintage Hot "Specials" are made with bevelled Alcino 5 Magnets in the neck and middle positions and Alcino 2 Magnets in the bridge position all with a calibrated magnet stagger that is reminiscent of the 60's Strat pickups. They are wound with correct gauge Formvar wire to aprox 6.0K for the Neck; 6.0K for the Middle and 10.0K for the bridge, the middle is RWRP.
You will have noticed that these are the same as the Vintage hot but with a different Bridge pickup. As a general rule the lower the power of the magnets the less shrill the tone and these are Alcino 2's, they have then been wound to 10K to give a balanced output and the result is as would expect a less topy tone but stil unmitakably Strat and with a lovely full tone and a really great Statty Quack when combined with the middle pickup.
We like to start with these set to a pole to string clearance of 3.0mm on the bottom E and 2.5mm on the top E for the neck and middle but because of the lower power magnets in the bridge you can bring this closer to the strings which graetly enhances the attack. These pickups are very forgiving just plug, play and enjoy.
A Base Plate version is listed separately and will give you 10% more bass without affecting the mids or highs.
This set has an RW/RP reverse wound/reverse magnetic polarity middle pickup for hum cancellation in the 'out of phase' positions two and four on a five way pickup selector switch.
Lindy's custom made mint pickup covers and mounting hardware are included, you can choose alternative pickup covers from the drop down below, we also offer Art of Aging covers at a discount when purchased with a set of pickups.
Neck and Middle Alnico 5 magnets Stock Stagger
Neck and Middle 42 gauge Heavy Formvar Magnetic wire