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Axesrus "Late 50s" Single Coils

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Late 50s - Come and ride the tone!

The Late 50s single coils are one of a new range of pickups we're winding, along with the Late 60s, which aim to accurately re-create the pickup from certain notable points from the electric guitars history.

What you're looking at here is a pretty cool design, and one that really captured players imaginations right from the very off, because of some interesting little design ideas that weren't really seen before or since.

The most striking feature on offer here, is the actual height of the bobbins being used - slightly squater then most other single coils, the late 50s are wound up to a fairly weighty six Kohms in neck, middle and bridge positions, and whilst it might not seem the most suited of winds to give a beautifully warm, rounded tone, the way the coils lay really does give some fantastic results - certainly something you dont see with the less well designed imitations you'll see on the market
Tonally, the pickups are actually much warmer then you'd maybe expect too, a nice tight bottom end, a very chimy, bell like upper register, and a fair pressence in the mid range mean they're actually pretty far removed from some of the razor sharp 50s style pickups we've tried in the past. Think very early Rock & Roll - that sort of fairly thick, textured tone, capable of being delivered over a fairly broad spectrum of gain settings. Very biting, very throaty in the bridge, mellowing to a creamy, also chewy, marshmellowy warmth in the neck positon.

The magnets are, as you'd expect, an 3/16" Alnico V, light bevel as standard to really focus the field of influence, and retain a little more "snap" in the EQ - obviously, all parts of a pickup work in combination to produce the overall tone, but for us, a smaller Alnico 5 poles really does help bring out a healthy dose of pick attack, and in turn that goes a long way to really eccenuate your playing.
And keeping firmly with that 50s theme, we've wound these up with 42 AWG heavy build formvar, all by hand, here at Axesrus in the UK, all fed by hand, and wax potted in a 50/50 blend of parafin and bees wax.

Beyond that, its business as usual really - everything is pretty much customisable, huge range of colours on the covers, you can get them built up in right handed, left handed or non staggered, you can pick up a set with a RWRP middle or not, you can buy each pickup individually if you want to mix and match them with different pickups, and if you REALLY know your stuff, you can even stipulate the wind direction and polairy - all you'll ever need to get exactly what you want!

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Amazing fat 50s single coils January 12, 2018
Reviewer: Vinny Irvine from Nottingham, .United Kingdom  
A strat single coil that captures the classic 50s sound - fatter sounding than later pickups with a warmer almost P90 like tone makes by them very versatile and great for blues, country, classic rock and rockabilly.
Out of all my single coils, they are my favourites (including Fender Tex Mex) - they stand out as having a warmth to them which still retains all the sparkle of a strat pickup with none of the brittleness they often suffer. There’s also a magical singing quality that comes out clean, or at the edge of break up in the upper mids (not so much when under higher gain but definitely clean and cranked) where the notes really swell - and for arpeggios or chords, especially dyads triads the notes melt into each other yet you can still hear the separation. Neck and middle never used to be a selection I used much but I can’t stop playing with that selection on these.

In my HSS strat they go really well with the Dimarzio Virtual PAF I have in the bridge. Truly awesome

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Neck - Fender Classic 50 August 30, 2017
Reviewer: Jonathan M Leonard from Swansea, United Kingdom  
This is a really nice pickup. Rich, rounded, lush. Low E pole piece is taller than usual, appears this is a deliberate design choice, and a good one at that. As said in the sales pitch, this gives a tight bottom end. Not muddy just clear.
A great pickup for blues, clean or edgy breakup, and even high gain, just works well all round.

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