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Axesrus "Class Act" Single Coil Pickups
Axesrus "Class Act" Single Coil Pickups

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We’ve been producing the Class Acts for nearly a decade now, and they still deliver the goods time and time again, even when compared to some of the newer, more specialised models we’ve created in recent years. They’ve been back to the prototyping team a few times, and every time, they come back exactly the same! The general consensus is that if you’re looking for a good, honest Single Coil pickup – they’re hard to beat, and are, without doubt one of the best all rounder’s we have on the books.

The inspiration for them came from the pickups of the late 1960s, our aim was to produce a good Strat® styled pickup for the guitarist who isn’t looking for anything overly complicated, and simply wants that characteristic snap and bite – so we set about crafting that iconic tone.

All fairly standard parts in the construction, we used those Classic AlnicoV magnets to give that beautifully shaped quack that just screams out rock and blues. We’ve also used Formvar coated copper to give that little extra sparkle to the tone – something we really associate with this style pickup.

The neck and middle pickups actually have a lot in common with a 50s styled pickup, but without any of the draw backs. The middle pickup is reverse wound and reverse polarity to give hum cancellation in the 2 and 4 positions, and they are both voiced with a more mellow character in mind when compared to the razor sharp “true” 50s styled Daddy-Os.

The bridge, by comparison, takes heavy inspiration to the Legendary X-1 bridge that turned up in the early 80s, a hugely over wound single coil that will give a much more soulful, rich feel, ready to take on any lead and distorted work that’s on the horizon.

Used in combination with the middle, it also performs admirably, carrying across the bite and aggression from the “solo” bridge, but tempering it slightly with the creamy middle.

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Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
WOW! They rocks! March 15, 2016
Reviewer: Valerio Antonelli from Ladispoli, Roma Italy  
I've just received today my set ordered last week. Only 4 days, perfect. I put them into a "voodoo child" stratocaster and... there was a miracle ! Soooo cool! I think i will buy so many sets like this for all the strats i will realize in the future! VERY VERY GOOD !

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Fabacaster!!! May 14, 2015
Reviewer: James from York, North Yorkshire England  
Today I decided to trick out my old Wesley diago - a cheap Chinese Jazzacaster with surprisingly good built quality and playability but aweful pups. The Class Acts slipped right in and holy moly this guitar just got promoted to my favourite axe!! Sexy growl, beautiful warmth but with great definition - clean or dirty. If youre thinking about buying these just do it - insane value! Well done, Axesrus...and thanks for your help over the phone.

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. December 18, 2012
Reviewer: Philip Edwards from Broadstone, Dorset United Kingdom  
I've recently put the Class Act 60's in one of my Strats - great Strat tones and perfectly matches my other Strat with the Alamo Texas Blues!

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All the 60's Straty goodness you will ever need!! September 21, 2012
Reviewer: Nick Shaw from Rotherham, South Yorkshire United Kingdom  
Just fitted these pickups into my 60's strat partscaster, I took out some Daddy O's because I fancied a change (these are also awesome pickups by the way and will be shortly going into a 50's style strat). I have to say that the Class Act pickups sound amazing! THE 60's strat quack by the bucketload! The quality is superb and the price is in my opinion unbeatable. If I didn't know what they were, I would have thought these pickups cost a lot more. I have built and modded my guitars as well as guitars for other people for a while now and have fitted many pickups upon request, and I will certainly be recommending these and the Daddy O's to people.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Class Acts August 21, 2012
Reviewer: Adam Richards from United Kingdom  
The class acts were just going to be an interim pickup whilst I got some money together for something expensive, but on hearing the class acts, there really is no need. They have a great balance between crisp clean sounds and a bit of natural drive which just adds a bit of grit to a breaking up valve amp. I've had friends comment on how they are the most Straty sounding Strat pickups they've heard (bold neck sound, real quack in the middle and snappy attack in the bridge) and how they can't believe how little I paid for them!  I've only got nice things to say about them and would love it if more people considered them as an option.

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