Bare Knuckle Pat Pend '59 Slab Board Strat Pickup Set
The introduction of a rosewood 'slab' fingerboard in 1959 was a milestone in Strat tone, arguably producing a warmer tone than the earlier one-piece maple necks. The '59 Slab Board coils are made with vintage correct black fibreboard flatwork, hand-bevelled Alnico V magnets and scatter-wound by hand with 42AWG Heavy Formvar wire. The tone is hollow and woody with tight, punchy, bottom-end snap and crisp, clear highs. Both chording and single note playing is wonderfully percussive and the moderate vintage output is perfect for extra cut with a slab board neck.
- Position: Bridge DC Resistance: 5.9 kΩ Magnet: Alnico 5
- Position: Middle DC Resistance: 5.6 kΩ Magnet: Alnico 5
- Position: Neck DC Resistance: 5.6 kΩ Magnet: Alnico 5