Klein Epic Series Hand-Wound 59' Single Coil Pickups & Loaded Pickguard
- Regular price
- $320.00 USD
- Regular price
- Sale price
- $320.00 USD
- Unit price
Klein Epic Series Hand-Wound 59' Single Coil Pickups. White Knobs and Covers with 50's 8-Hole Mint Green 3-Ply Pickguard in New condition.
Fender Vintage Wiring
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green 8-Hole; White Knobs and Covers Aluminum Shield
Pickups: Klein 59' Single-Coil Strat Pickups
Switching: CRL 5-Position Blade:
CTS 250k Analog Pots
Gavitt Vintage Cloth Wire
Controls: Master Volume, (Fender Custom Shop PoMo Fat 50's wiring)
Tone 1. (Neck & Middle Pickup),
Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) Sprague .022mfd 225 Capacitor
If you'd prefer a different color or configuration, just send me a message and I'll make the adjustments for you.
I hand build each pickguard with the best parts. Loaded pickguards can be purchased in different colors, screw patterns, wiring configurations and capacitors.
1959 EPIC SERIES Stratocaster Pickup Set Authentic in Every Way, A Classic Year For So Many Famous Players. We Have Recreated The Tone!
100% Accurate Reproduction
- Magnets, Our Epic Series 1959 Pickups use Original Fender Alloy Alnico 5 Magnets From 1959. We sent Original magnets from a 1959 pickup to an Independent Laboratory for Metallurgical Chemical Analysis Testing. We then contracted direct with our magnet manufacturer to get the Alnico 5 magnets Specially Poured to the exact composition of the Originals. We are the only manufacturer who offers this. Pure, Sweet, and Authentic Tone.
- Wire, our 42ga Heavy Formvar wire is not just stock wire. We have sent dozens of samples of wire from early stratocasters for analysis. We get our 42ga Heavy Formvar built to the exact specs of the samples we have had analyzed. Exact Resistance, Exact ID & OD, & Color matching. Our 42ga Heavy Formvar Wire is the most authentic and accurate Magnet Wire Available. Our 1959 42ga Heavy Formvar wire for the 1959 Spec is ONLY USED ON THE 1959 Models. Authentic as it can possibly get.
- Tone, the tone of our Authentic 1959 pickups is simply stunning. You will never hear a more pure sounding pickup. People often ask us why vintage pickups sound so good. Well, the main reason why is that materials used in the 50s & 60's are not the same as today's off the shelf parts. Replicating every alloy, every element, every aspect of a pickup is why our 1959 Epic Series Pickups sound identical to a real 1959 pickup. We get every part of the Epic 1959 pickups specially manufactured, only for us, from an actual 1959 pickup. We've A/B them and the tones are identical. 1959 Epic pickups have a huge chunky low end, often not associated with current magnets as current magnets have a nasty Mid Range presence that also pairs with the chunkyness. The mids on the 1959 set are very solid, not overbearing but are shifted to the lower mid frequencies not the upper dark mids. The treble is very velvety but still holds it's top end clarity.
- Compression, the current Alnico 5 alloy is very strong, very bright, & has quite a brittle edginess. One of the first things that is noticeable is that original magnets aren't as strong. This is not due to demagnetizing, but it's due to the chemical composition. 1959 guitars are know for their sweet clean tones but with their uncanny ability to drive the signal with out a heavy mid range. The pickups are just that, clean & driven. The pickups also have another characteristic from vintage strats that is not found in current materials, the Neck/Middle & Middle/Bridge positions are fully capable of running leads, rhythm, & individual notes equally with out any issues.
Lots of famous stratocaster players play Original 1959's, the most popular 1959 player would be Mr. SRV who for ever changed the world of Blues & the Texas Blues Scene, now is your chance to play with the same. 1959 pickups with out the steep price tag. We tested these pickups in multiple strats, Alder, Ash, Mahogany, Basswood, in both Maple & Rosewood necks. There was no combination that did not sound excellent.
These are the most authentic and reasonably priced 1959 stratocaster vintage replacement pickups on the market.
All pickups are "Flash Potted" to avoid microphonic squeal but still retains the natural characteristics just like original pickups.