Pickup Kit for Strat

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Now you can build your own guitar pickups from the ground up: go for the vintage sound or wind it your own way for custom tone!

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With Alnico 5 magnets

Item # 5967
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6 or more $10.47

With Alnico 2 magnets

Item # 2967
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6 or more $10.47
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Now you can build your own guitar pickups from the ground up: go for the vintage sound or wind it your own way for custom tone!

Each of our pickup kits features vintage-style parts and includes an assembly diagram to get you started.

Choose Alnico 5 or Alnico 2 magnets:
Alnico 2 magnets give a warmer tone and low end response with smooth, singing highs. Many builders use them in the bridge pickups of solidbodies.
Alnico 5 produces a brighter tone with a tighter low end and stinging highs. They're great for neck position pickups, to help keep the tone clear without getting muddy.

Kit includes the basics for a pickup that's straight from the '50s:

  • Black fiber bobbin flatwork
  • Brass eyelets
  • Vintage specification staggered-height polepieces, ready to magnetize (instructions included, Alnico 2 magnets are marked red on one end to tell them apart from Alnico 5's)
  • Black and white push-back wire
  • Mounting screws
  • Compressible tubing for height adjustment

The assembled pickup fits a standard Strat® pickup cover and pickguard.

Polepiece spacing 2.0625" (52.39mm)
Pole to pole
(measured on centers)
0.4125" (10.48mm)

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Ratings & Reviews

Pickup Kit for Strat

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Pickup Kit for Strat

By Martin from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 15, 2012

This is a good sounding pickup, easy to work with

I liked it

By Mario Gabinho C+írdenas Vega from M+¬xico
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It assembles easy and materials are of good cuality.

simple and perfect

By bgetraer from usa
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, December 27, 2011

well made, sturdy, easy to build. thanks for a great product

highest quality

By Eastgrove pickups from St. Louis, Mo
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I use several companies for parts, but am impressed by the highest quality that these strat pickup kits provide, wished they had a full supply of all pickup parts I need. This is the highest quality for staggered alnico 5 pickup parts.

Very Nice

By ValveAmps from Milwaukee, WI
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Built many of these now. The entire process I find very fun and there are enough variables to really create or duplicate a desired sound.

The material in this kit is very good!

DIY single coils

By NPB_EST.1979 from Detroit, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 27, 2010

These kits were REALLY fun.

It did come with all sorts of headaches.

1.I bought the magnets in the same order, so the magnets came stuck to the poles. You need to magnetize these pickups.

2.You need to drill the holes in the bobbin that the pickguard screws go into. Otherwise the screws are too big and it won't thread up.

3. I bought the white plastic covers from stewmac, and I'm just having a hard time getting the pickups into the pickguard. So some fitting may be necessary. I might try it on a Fender pickguard to see if that's the problem.

I've wound 3 of these with 42awg at about 8,000 winds a piece and reading around 6.25k each. As soon as I get them to fit, I'll do another review.

Great Pickup Kit

By Pinnacle Guitar works from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 20, 2010

I was able to reproduce the 54 single coil voicing that I wanted for a project guitar. I am now playing the project guitar more than my custom shop strat.

Thanks for a easy to build kit.


Great kit

By Bob from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 19, 2010

This kit has everything you need to make a great vintage-style Strat pickup (minus a cover). I've built about 20 of these kits, both single pickups and calibrated sets, for friends and myself and they always get rave reviews.

What I like most is that you can really experiment with different variables, such as number of turns, type of wire, etc without spending a lot of money.

Invest a little time in designing and building a home-made winder (an old sewing machine makes a great winder) and you will be able to build high quality pickups that are on par with the top manufacturers.

Good kit

By Sensei from Washington DC
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 01, 2010

This is a good kit, however, the magnets will NOT fit Squier Strat pickup covers. I thought they were standard sizes for Strat, even a Squier, but apparently not. The two middle polepieces fit, but the other 4 don't.

Pickup for strat

By Uldis from Riga, Latvia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Just finished my first pickup. Sounds awesome. Thank you!

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