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Golden Age Alnico 5 Single-coil Pickups

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Item # 5422
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Neck position

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Golden Age Alnico 5 Single-coil Pickups

About This Item

Vintage vibe, great price. Wake up your guitar! Inspired by legendary pickups of the '50s, Golden Age single-coil pickups bring out the best in your guitar.

The reviews say it all: "they really, really sing...great buy for the price." Wax-potted AWG42 coil windings and Alnico 5 staggered polepieces deliver vintage tone, optimum output at each position, balanced string response, and microphonic suppression. They're the real deal, for a lot less money.

Looking for extra punch? Our #5423 HOT model is specially wound to 7.6K ohms, for the bridge or neck position.

Bonus! Two covers (one black and one white) are supplied with each Golden Age single-coil pickup, for easy pickguard matching.

Golden Age single-coil pickups have vintage dimensions for easy installation in standard bodies, and two vintage-style fabric-insulated hookup wires. Polepieces have 2-1/16" spread. Mounting screws, rubber tubing and wiring diagrams are included.

The middle-position pickup is reverse wound, reverse polarity, for hum cancellation at the #2 and #4 switch positions.

Note: Each pickup has a copper shield surrounding the coil, a modern feature for 60-cycle hum suppression not found on vintage pickups. To play "naked" vintage-style, simply snip the small jumper wire that connects the foil to the pickup's ground lug.

Golden Age Alnico 5 single-coil pickups

Model Position Polarity Ohms
#5420 Neck South 6.0K
#5421 Middle North 6.0K
#5422 Bridge South 6.4K
#5423 HOT Neck/Bridge South 7.6K


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5.0

Very good Strat tone!

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Classic Strat tone, not too vintage nor modern. Perfect match with GoldenAge overwound humbucker in bridge position. Plenty of midrange, singing highs, focused and powerful bass. Not muddy at all. Target hit!

5.0

Boutique sound without the $$$

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I put these StewMac pups in a G&L S-500 that I had converted to a straight Strat setup. A new pick guard, RS Guitar Works vintage Strat pre-wired pots with a 3-way switch, and one each "Golden Age" 5420, 5421, and 5423 single coils. I live in Los Angeles and I'm lucky enough to be in close proximity to some of the best guitar techs on the planet. The guy who did the set-up and installed these (when he's not on the road) is the touring guitar tech for a multiple platinum Grammy Award winning recording artist. He was impressed enough that he intended to mention these pups as an option for "his guy". He said: "Very Stratty, nails the vintage tone and hot...I can't believe how quiet they are..." His only dink was he thought the lead wires could be of better quality as they were difficult for him to solder because of the aluminum content. That's it...you can pay more and wait two months for your boutique pups, or you can have these in your mailbox in about a week.




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ALNICO single coil pickup

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i shopped around for a decent priced, good sounding pickup for my strat- stewart mac donald products were recommended to me and i am completely satisfied- great price, great sound!

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