Want a chiming, warm, smooth but twangy tone from your Strat? You need the Formvar 50s. These vintage 50s style pickups wound with heavy Formvar wire and using alnico III magnets. If you’re looking for a great Shads tone, these are the ones.
Formvar ‘50s have smooth treble with no harshness, complex midrange and round bass. The in between settings are full of that classic Strat quack that you’ll love. I slightly over-wound the bridge for better balance and a touch more midrange without sacrificing vintage Strat twang. This set will deliver chiming cleans and smooth overdrive. A great all rounder - how a Strat should sound!
Works well with
At home on most Strat style guitars. I love this set in an ash Strat with a maple fingerboard for a true ‘50s tone. Rosewood and alder still works well giving a warmer tone that’s still sounds like a pure vintage Strat. If you fancy a HSS or HSH set, partner it with a Vintage PAF or Hot PAF for a great versatile vintage flavoured combo.
Bridge 6.3K, Middle 5.9K, Neck 5.8K
42awg Heavy Formvar wire
Alnico III hand bevelled magnets