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  • The perfect balance for any Rock guitarist who wants a Vintage Hot, touch sensitive, snarly bridge that is still all strat single coil.

    Blackhat single coils are for the player who wants more output from their strat in general, and a fatter sounding bridge position than classic old Fender pickups can provide. Many of the worlds greatest strat players have modified their guitars and upgraded their pickups. So with the input from a number of local and indeed far off great guitarists we decided to do the same.   For the Blackhats, the aim was to maintain the bridge as a single coil and bring it to the limit of what is achievable in terms of output with Vintage correct wire. Blackhat sets are wound with heavy vintage spec wire in the neck and middle positions, and 42 gauge Plain Enamel in the bridge , so you retain everything you like about the tones of a hot traditionally wound neck and middle, albeit with more output and punch. With a PE wound bridge this position will now have significantly more output, punch and bass, all while retaining a traditional single coil tone and clarity. If you usually resort to a humbucker in the bridge these might change your mind ! We currently have two variants of this recipe, Blackhat I's and II's with increasing output
  • 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 LP59 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 recommend and 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.
  • Hofmond HSS

    USD$341.66USD$354.56

    An alternative HSS  arrangement for the player who want to try a different type of single coil in the bridge 

    On a constant journey to be inspired by tone, our Hofmond pickups are the result of exploring an alternative view on what was capable from a single coil pickup. Taking inspiration from a 60 year old Hoffner pickup and the De’Armond humbuckers of the 1960’s and 70’s – the Hofmond is a unique pickup full of tonal variety. Exceptionally clear and incredibly dynamic we feel it provides a new platform for guitar playing. Video sample of a Hofmond in the bridge position of a HSS stratocaster is coming soon... ............Sometimes being single is all you need Please note that each Hofmond set is specifically tuned to customers exact requirements. When you order a set of Hofmonds we will be in touch to agree a specification based on those requirement
  • This is the smallest 1/4" soldered connector on the market. It is 20% smaller than the Switchcraft 228 and projects by only 8.3mm Ultra low profile connector [measures only 8.3mm / 0.326" x 17mm / 0.67" x 28mm / 1.10"] for highest packing density 2 solder tabs for quick and easy soldering/desoldering Designed to snug fit cables between 4 and 4.5mm in dia. (SP400) All metal construction (matte nickel plating finish)
  • This is the smallest 1/4" mono Straight soldered connector on the market. 1/4”/6.35mm plug with strain relief 13mm [body diameter] x 21mm [body length] Ultra low profile connector for highest packing density Designed to snug fit cables between 4 and 4.8mm in diameter All metal construction (matte nickel plating finish)
  • TeleTone C – Classic Telecaster

    USD$206.29USD$219.18

    Classic Telecaster pickups with clarity and depth Teletone C

    The C is for Classic or Country, with a 7.8k bridge and a 6.2k neck these are our classic tele pickups. They have all the tele Twang you could want and have the usual dynamics and touch sensitivity you can find in all our pickups. If you want an upgrade from your stock pickups with similar output to the old classics, but much more lush sounding this is the set you need
  • Upgrade your Tele Tone with Vintage Hot+ Teletone Mobster

    No Longer in the territory of vintage the Teletone Mobster takes Alnico 5 single coils to the absolute max. Developed with Dublin guitarist Mal O'Brien, the Mobster's push  the limits of what is possible with a set of Telecaster single coils. Like the Teletone Z, an open neck cover is the only option on this set, with this amount of punch we need to let all the highs out and the open cover helps this , it also looks pretty nice too.. This set is a great rock set of pickups but you would be surprised at what a telecaster can do, have a look at Mals demo video below to hear the Mobsters in action
  • TeleTone X – Vintage Hot Telecaster

    USD$206.29USD$219.18

    Upgrade your Tele Tone with Vintage Hot Teletone X

    The hot vintage is a classic Telecaster pickup set that is slightly overwound to provide some extra bite. A Teletone X set is best suited to country styles and players who want a little more drive to the front of your amp, but not enough to sacrifice any of that typical telecaster Twang. They still have enough output to make this a set rock and blues players will also enjoy.
  • TeleTone Z – Hot Telecaster

    USD$206.29USD$219.18

    Upgrade your Tele Tone with Vintage Hot+ Teletone Z

    This hot vintage set takes the output of the Teletone X a stage further.  A Teletone Z can still play country with the volume rolled back, but it will also take you into hard rock territory with an incredibly punchy bridge position and a smooth but balanced neck. If you like using your guitar volume to control the drive this is probably our most versatile traditional Telecaster set . Codenamed "The Beast" and then the Telepunk during its development, with the Teletone Z we decided to see exactly how much vintage spec plain enamel magnet wire we could get onto the pickup without loosing the telecaster twang and this is what we came up with. An open neck cover is the only option on this set, with this amount of punch we need to let all the highs out and the open cover helps this , it also looks pretty nice too.
  • Van Damme Pro Grade XKE unbalanced pro-patch cable is a reduced overall diameter version of the Classic XKE instrument cable also for unbalanced audio use. It is particularly suited to connectors such as mono mini jacks such as the SP400 and SPS4 connectors. With a small diameter and one of the lowest low capacitance per meter, this cable is not only easy to work with, it will ensure all of your tone is heard. Priced by the meter, this cable provides a very snug fit when paired with our SP400 and SPS4 Squareplug connectors
  • Hofmond

    USD$341.66USD$354.56
    On a constant journey to be inspired by tone, our Hofmond pickups are the result of exploring an alternative view on what was capable from a single coil pickup. Taking inspiration from a 60 year old Hoffner pickup and the De'Armond humbuckers of the 1960’s and 70’s - the Hofmond is a unique pickup full of tonal variety. Exceptionally clear and incredibly dynamic we feel it provides a new platform for guitar playing. Check out the video below to hear them in action. Sometimes being single is all you need Please note that each Hofmond set is specifically tuned to customers exact requirements. When you order a set of Hofmonds we will be in touch to agree a specification based on those requirements  
  • Pre-Wired Pick Guards compatible with all USA and Mexican Fender Standard guitars fully loaded with your choice of Deacci single cloils (sold separately) SSS Standard pre-wired pickguard is available in 8 or 11 hole versions.
    • Black (Bk/Wh/Bk)
    • White (Wh/Bk/Wh)
    • Mint green3-ply
    • Vintage white 3-ply
    • White pearl 3-ply
    • Red pearl 3-ply
    • Black Pearl 3-ply
    • Tortoiseshell 3-ply
    We use CTS pots,  CRL or Oak Grigsby 5 way switch and Mallory 150 Caps. A number of wiring schemes are offered on this page however if you require something more specific or need some help choosing a wiring scheme for you please let us know