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Axesrus "Daddy-O's" Single Coil Pickups


 
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The Daddy-Os are easily one of our favourite single coils in the office – they were initially designed to recreate that iconic 1950s tone as accurately as possible, and to do this, we used the same magnets, the same bevels, the same wire, the same insulation – everything is 100% identical to the original – and we’re happy to say they deliver tonally too. What initially started as an exercise in historical re-creation eventually yielded one of the sweetest sounding “clean”pickups we’ve ever made.

With most 50s inspired pickups, it’s worth taking into consideration what they’re likely to deliver before we go any further. The characteristic, “early tone” is sharp! And I mean razor blade sharp, and as you’d imagine, it’s thin, light, bright and breezy in the mids with a tight bass – almost too tight by modern standards – but more on that later.

What should I expect?

What you’re looking at is a pickup that was created before Rock, Blues, Funk, Soul, and Pop – originally it was designed for Country and nothing else – and you can hear it in spades with the fifties design we’ve used on the Daddy-Os. They’ll cut through almost everything, come out sparkling on the other side and it won’t step on any toes on its way through.

Sadly nowadays, there’s a lot of 50s nostalgia when it comes to guitars, and none draw quite as much attention as Single coils – but what we must remember is a 50s tone is notably different to a 60s tone, a 70s tone or a modern tone. It’s actually incredibly specialised, it’s too sharp to take to distortion well, it’s too thin to really take up space like we think a Stratocaster® should, in fact, your unlikely to ever turn on the radio and hear an true 50s tone.

What the Daddy-Os excel at, is clean lead work – they’ll lap up reverb like it’s going out of fashion, and they make a beautiful alternative to that “Twang” if you’re looking to do a lot of work with the focus on the brighter end of the spectrum.


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More stratty than a strat! October 10, 2013
Reviewer: Richard Setford from Havant, Hants England  
I fitted three of the Daddy-O's to a Squire strat that I had in for an upgrade (fantastic neck but average Squire pups and pots).

Seriously! The guitar now sounds more stratty than a strat!

My client was so happy with the results that he's passed my details on to a friend to get his Strat upgraded.

Thanks Axesrus :o)

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Stratocaster December 19, 2012
Reviewer: DAVID RIPLEY from DUNFERMLINE, FIFE United Kingdom  
I fitted your Daddy Os to my strat and they sound so good I am seriously thinking of getting some in my Gibson as a humbucker using a modified mounting ring.


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Daddy-os Hank Marvin Upgrade July 23, 2012
Reviewer: George Wilkins from Surrey, United Kingdom  
I bought a 1990 Hank B Marvin Squier Stratocaster that I saw hanging up in a second hand shop. It was a good guitar but I felt that it needed upgrading. The Stock ceramic pickups where OK but did not give me The Shadows sound that I wanted from the guitar. I had looked on the Axesrus website for idea's and fancied the Daddy O Pickups. I spoke to a friend who had already bought a set of Daddy O Pickups but had never used them. He sent them to me to try and I had them fitted. BINGO, there was the sound I wanted. Totally transformed the Squier into a great instrument for Shadows and similar music. I have since also upgraded the guitar with a Wilkinson Steel block bridge and a set of locking tuners from Axes. So now it not only sounds great but stays in tune!!

Quite surprising how for not a lot of money a good guitar can be completely transformed into a great guitar, Thanks Axesrus !!


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