With our extensive experience rewinding original vintage pickups, we've used our knowledge to create a series of 50's(RV-5661) and 60's (RV-6264)series pickups that comes as close to the original as anyone.
Staggered magnetic pole pieces are one of the characteristic traits of vintage Stratocaster pickups. For the Raw Vintage Pickups we used a magnet known as "Tall G", which has same height for 3rd and 4th string.
For Raw Vintage Pickups, we used the Alnico 5 Magnet and our unique staggered process stabilizes the magnetic flux to balance each string. For RV-6264, we were able to simulate the original sound by controlling the magnetic flux density to be higher.
Direct current resistance value for Raw Vintage Pickup's coils are determined by careful selection of number of turns and type of wires. Resistance is set to be approximately 5.8~6.1Kohm for RV-5661 and 6.0~6.3Kohm for RV-6264. For the coil's magnet wire, we used AWG-42 gauge wire, which is the same heavy formvar magnet wire used on the original vintage pickups but due to the error range allowed by the industry standard, there is an inconsistency in the thickness of the wires in AWG-42. Therefore, for RV-6264, we carefully select wires that are thinner with smaller than the RV-5661. Also for RV-6264, tension and layer is set slightly tighter than RV-5661.
We have extensive experience in rewinding original vintage pickups. In order to obtain proper amount of mid range while maintaining high frequency that is pleasant to ears, we have a unique layer method - sometimes with wires tightly together, and sometimes with more spaces between the wires - and winding is done by the winding machine programmed to recreate the perfect tension of a hand winding.
After the coil is wound, we apply a unique coating to the coil and then they are impregnated (process known as "potting".) We use our original blend of wax that is similar to the original, but with lower melting point and viscosity. For RV-5661 we mix more black carbon powder to the wax and less for RV-6264.
- 50's tone with "non-aged" appearance
- Position : Neck, Middle, Bridge