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Pickup Kit for Strat

Pickup Kit for Strat

With Alnico 5 magnets

Item # 5924
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With Alnico 2 magnets

Item # 2924
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Pickup Kit for Strat

About This Item

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
  • Black and white push-back wire
  • Mounting screws
  • Compressible tubing for height adjustment
  • Instructions

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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Product Instructions

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Assembly instructions for the single-coil pickup kit.

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Fantastic Upgrades. Impeccable product.


Verified Buyer

It's like they addressed all of my complaints about the previous kits. The product is now PERFECT What StewMac did:
- Polepieces now come with a near-invisible chamfer, now it mounts without cutting the fiber
- The holes are slightly bigger, the assembly comes out faster, more straight and firmer.
- The pre-installed eyelets are a great touch (and come just firm enough)
- Except for a little wooden hammer and small wood scrap, no tools nor jigs are required



Made 3 new pickups for an old Lotus guitar


This 30 year old guitar has never sounded so good. Bridge pu was a humbucker but I found an adapter to use a single coil.
Final Specs:
Neck 6.2k Ohms Alinco 2
Middle 5.7k ohms Alinco 5
Bridge 7.2 ohms Alinco 5


Doesn't fit


The flatwork is not the same as it was before. It’s more like plastic, thicker and not vulcanized fibre.The distance between the mounting holes are too narrow and not aligned with a original pickguard and pickup cover.The holes are threaded wich is not good. The screw should tread the flatwork it self if it was of a good quality. The compressible tubing is too small for the screws, impossible to assamble and are squased for no adjustment.
Sorry, but the earlier once were much better.


Yet another Strat...


I call this one the Test-a-caster. Top loading hard-tail bridge, Mighty-Mite neck (both from Stewmac), home-made Swamp ash body. Very dark green stain with soft black-burst at edges (doesn't photograph well - camera adjusts to white pick guard!).

Designed for quick pick guard changes so I can wind and try different pickup combinations. Currently has 2 Fender 57/62 pickups in the front 2 positions with a 5.9k ohm Alnico 2 pickup in the bridge made from a Stewmac kit.

Pickup kits have been great for dialing in "the right" bridge pickup.


Strat for Pink Floyd


I built my son a partscaster, and installed Fender 57/62 pickups. It sounded and played great, but he's a real Pink Floyd fan and I had been wanting to try making pickups for a while. I decided to make a set of "Black Strat" pickups from the Stewmac Alnico 5 kit. It took a few tries to get the right tension and get all the winds on the spool - especially with the 43 guage and 13000+ winds on the bridge pickup, but once I got it down, the pickups turned out great and sound fantastic! 12.8 k ohm bridge, 5.8 k ohm middle, 6.0 k ohm neck pickkup. 43 gauge, 42 gauge and 42 guage wire, respectively. CTS pots, CRL selector, SPST mini-toggle for "Tele switch", and Switchcraft output jack. Wax potted with 80% paraffin/20% beeswax.


Nice kit!


Follow the directions and you shouldn't have any problems putting these together.




Sorry but the holes for the megnets in the upper bobin are a bit to close which makes the pickup doesn't fit in a standard cover. Otherwise top kit.




I have purchased three single coil pickups for a strat build and found that my strat pickup guard screws did not align with my pickup holes. It wasn't a huge deal and nothing a small file can't fix but you expect to buy a strat pickup kit and a strat pick up guard from the same manufacturer, I would have expected everything to align better than they did.




For beginners and for the more advanced. Very convenient and makes a quality pickup.


Wonderful kit


This kit was flawless. It took a bit of work to assemble the bobbin, but that only ensured that it would remain sturdy and straight. The fiber that the flatwork is made of is wonderful, and I will never buy plain plastic flatwork after using this. The eyelets for soldering are already attached. I put a small piece of tape over them to keep the wire from catching on them while winding. The cloth push-back wire that this came with might have been my favorite part of the whole kit. It really makes the pickup. People are already asking me to build them these, and I will certainly buy many more in the future.

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