Blackhat II – Vintage Hot Stratocaster HSS


The perfect balance for any Rock guitarist
who wants a Vintage Hot set with a humbucker in the bridge.

Blackhat HSS sets are for the player who wants a little more output from their strat or superstrat in general, with a humbucking pickup in the bridge.

To create this set we wound vintage voiced version of our PAF style humbuckers into the bridge position. With the correct 53mm F Spacing to ensure correct pole screw alignment on Fender style guitars, the humbucker is matched or calibrated with the single coils to ensure even volume across all switch positions.

Blackhat sets are wound with heavy vintage spec wire in the neck and middle positions, and 42 gauge Plain Enamel in the bridge humbucker. We install as standard 4 wire on the bridge humbucker of all HSS sets as this allows a number of interesting switching options to be used.

We currently have two variants,  Blackhat I’s or Blackhat II’s.

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All pickups are supplied with either White, Parchment, Aged White, Cream, Green or Black covers for the single coils and Nickel, Chrome, Unplated or Gold for the Humbucker.

Traditional flatwork bobbins are assembled by hand and dipped in nitrocellulose lacquer to provide a permanent seal and rigidity for winding. Formvar heavy build magnet wire on neck and middle with a Plain Enamel wound F Spaced bridge

Lead Options:
All Single coils are wired with traditional black & white cloth covered leadwires, Humbuckers are wired with 4 wire or 2 wire.

Magnets: Alnico V rod magnets in singles and Alnico 2 Bridge

Wax Potted: Yes.

Mounting & Pole piece Screws:
All pickups are supplied with mounting screws and springs or tubing.

    Blackhat II

    •Bridge Resistance: 8.4k ohm

    •Mid Resistance: 7.1k ohm

    •Neck Resistance: 7.0k ohm

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