These are vintage-correct single coil Stratocaster replacement pickups that showcase our simulated hand-wound technology: a 3-pickup set that satisfies all the expectations of classic Stratocaster tone, only with a bit more unf! With a slightly hotter bridge and a r.w.r.p. middle pickup for hum-canceling in the combo switch positions, these pickups achieve a dynamic balance of higher output, beefier midrange, and slightly more aggressive treble. These pickups have the ability to slice through any mix and skyrocket straight to the top of those piercing yet succulent lead frequencies; driving your amp and pedalboard with more intense output and revealing to you new dimensions of vintage Strat tone. But do not fear these aggressive adjectives! Though our wind technology and fabrication process provides these pickups with a unique high end and bold, complex character, they are still chock-full of classic Stratocaster bounce, punch, and quack. Great for rock, blues, and country styles!
Single coil vintage-correct Stratocaster replacement pickups with simulated hand wind.
Laser cut, vulcanized fiber bobbins wound with heavy Formvar wire.
Alnico V: all around brighter, punchier, and meaner (Standard).
Available in black, creme or white plastic covers.
Potted for twenty minutes in a paraffin-beeswax mix to contain any unruly frequency that may attempt to desecrate your desired tone.
Calibrated set with hot bridge and r.w.r.p. middle available in three different wind strengths:
Hot overwound set: higher output, beefy midrange, and tends to inhibit a slight case of tonal aggression in amps and pedals.
Standard set: Based on vintage wind specs. Clean, full, and complex.
Cool underwound set: clean and shimmery. Chicken pickin’ has never known such down-home tone as this! Great for country and bluegrass!
History: The NVS was the very first six string model available from Nordstrand Pickups. The coil shape and wind count was designed in Redlands, CA, by a team of discriminating craftsmen and players. From the time of our very first vintage Stratocaster replacement prototype, the Hot, standard, and Cool winds have been carefully and precisely refined with wind count and coil geometry in mind. To this day, the Nordstrand team continues to keep a watchful eye out for any place that the NVS design can be improved.
*Not exactly what you are looking for? Email the shop directly or call the shop at: 909-790-2548 to find out about our many custom pickup options.
Alnico III magnets differ from Alnico V in that they are warmer with a softer character. Think of them like a 60’s J style sound taken even further down the warm and fat path. Alnico V by contrast is brighter, cleaner and punchier, and will have a more wiry, stringy character. As another example, we’d recommend A3 for fretless or a fat 60’s Jaco type thing and A5 is great for a modern slap type thing or an R and B sound.
Alnico V comes standard.
To order the AlNiCo III version, add the pickup(s) to cart above and then click here to add the custom magnet type.