High Output Strat Single Coil Quarter Pound Staggered Strat
Item ID: 11202-09RWRP
With more than twice the power of a traditional Strat single-coil, the Quarter Pound Staggered has a fat and punchy midrange and well-defined top end that’s always ready to be cranked. The hand polished, diameter alnico 5 rod magnets use the traditional Strat pole stagger and are matched with a powerful custom coil winding to deliver sparkly midrange harmonics, great sustain, and big, full chords.
The Quarter Pound Staggered RWRP for Stratocaster uses the same diameter alnico 5 rod magnets and high output custom coil winding as the standard version, but is made reverse wound, reverse polarity so that, when combined with the neck or bridge pickups in positions 2 & 4, it gives you noiseless operation. On its own it will give you the same beefed up, punchy tone that you get from the standard wound model.
The neck/bridge and middle pickups are available in an optional tapped variation as well, allowing you to tap into both vintage and high output tonalities with a single set.Use a set of three for a huge sounding Strat setup, or for added versatility, use an SSL-7 bridge with a pair of SSL-5s in the neck and middle. The bobbins are hand built using a custom high-output coil wind, diameter alnico 5 rod magnets, and are wax potted for squeal free performance. We use modern oval Forbon flatwork (non-triangular) which enables this pickup to fit into any guitar that is routed for single coils.
Neck/Middle/Bridge position models will have the same output, wind direction and magnetic polarity.
Middle RwRP position (reverse wind/reverse polarity) – choose this to have a pickup that will be hum-cancelling with one of our neck or bridge models.
All sets, except the Jimi Hendrix signature model, come with a Middle RWRP as the Middle Pickup.
Tapped- High output models may have a “tap” option available. An additional lead wire is placed midway through the coil wind, allowing wiring to a push-pull pot or mini-toggle switch to give an additional vintage output level option.