Pickups

Kent Armstrong

Kent Armstrong is one of the foremost pickup designers in the industry, with years of experience and one goal: To give every player their dream sound.

Fender

Fender® - Founded in Fullerton California by Leo Fender, Fender Musical Instruments Corp is the world's foremost manufacturer of guitars, basses, amplifiers and related equipment dating back to the 1940's.

McNelly

All McNelly pickups are hand made in Canada with an eye and an ear for detail. While McNelly uses the same high quality parts and crafting techniques that could only be found in vintage pickups, the designs feature tonal improvements and unique developments that separate the McNelly sound from the rest.
P-PUF53 Pickup - Fender®, Texas Telecaster Bridge / Neck
These overwound Tele pickups are constructed with AlNiCo 5 magnets and enamel coated magnet wire. The bridge pickup features height staggered magnets and a copper plated steel bottom plate for increased output, presence and midrange, while the nickel-silver cover on the neck pickup produces a clear warm tone that only a true Custom Shop Tele pickup can do. From Merle to Metal, the Texas Tele will demand their attention. Bridge:
  • DC Resistance: 10.5k
  • Inductance: 3.95H

Neck:
  • DC Resistance: 9.5k
  • Inductance: 3.3H

Fender part number: 099-2121-000
$155.95
P-PUMC-SSX-ON Pickup - McNelly, Stagger Swagger, Open Nickel
This McNelly Stagger Swagger pickup features an open nickel plated cover, a braided-shield/single-conductor wire, and a 1 15/16" string spacing.
$145.00
P-PUK1315 Pickup - Kent Armstrong, Icon Vintage 57 (Alnico 2), Bridge
Colors Available:
Kent is one of the foremost pickup designers in the industry, and years of listening to what the customer wanted to hear has culminated in the esteemed Kent Armstrong pickups. With his pickups, Kent has one goal in mind: to give every player their dream sound. Faithfully recreated from the famous 1957 Patent Applied For design humbucking pickup with the same plain enamel 42 AWG wire and Alnico 2 magnets for the warmth and singing tone the originals are known for. Proper 49.2mm pole piece spacing, braided wire with no tap and maple spacers. For the first time you can get a true calibrated set for neck and bridge position but the options don't stop there.
Starting at $74.25
P-PUK8X Pickup - Kent Armstrong, Custom Series, Stealth 90, P-90
Single P-90 pickup with a nickel-plated metal cover. This new revolutionary design gives the sweet, warm chime and tone of the original P-90 pickup without all that annoying 60 cycle hum. Read the forums on this HP-90 pickup and don't let the high resistance fool you. Making its debut at the 2012 summer NAMM show, this design uses the hum-cancelling properties of opposing coils but defies the normal high output that would accompany similar resistance designs. Available in both bridge and neck positions so you can create a proper calibrated set and in black and cream plastic as well as real metal covers in black, chrome, gold and nickel plating! If you love P-90s and want to forget about not being able to use your favorite guitar because of lighting and power issues you simply have to get into a set of new Stealth 90 pickups. Recommended wiring includes using a 500K Ohm pot for volume, 250K Ohm pot for tone and a .022 capacitor as these are humbucking pickup designs.
Starting at $55.95
P-PUK3 Pickup - Kent Armstrong, Lipstick, Danelectro Chrome
Has your original Split-Tube run out of lipstick? Now you don't have to modify your favorite instrument. Bring your guitar back to the original sound you loved and install correct sized replacement pickups for Danelectro®, Silvertone®, and Coral® Split-Tube™ pickups.
  • ALNICO MAGNET/D.C. resistance = 4.9K
  • Magnet dimensions in millimeters = 62 long X 3 thick X 13 wide.
$61.90
P-PUF60 Pickup - Fender®, Precision Bass, Set of 2
Package of 2
Precision Bass, Set of 2. The bass pickup that invented "funk" is still virtually unchanged today with the Original Precision Bass pickup. Made with Alnico 5 magnets, enamel-coated magnet wire, and a copper shield.
  • DC Resistance: 10.5k
  • Inductance: 6.4 H
$95.95
P-PUK1416 Pickup - Kent Armstrong, Icon Vintage 57 (Alnico 2), Neck
Colors Available:
Kent is one of the foremost pickup designers in the industry, and years of listening to what the customer wanted to hear has culminated in the esteemed Kent Armstrong pickups. With his pickups, Kent has one goal in mind: to give every player their dream sound. Faithfully recreated from the famous 1957 Patent Applied For design humbucking pickup with the same plain enamel 42 AWG wire and Alnico 2 magnets for the warmth and singing tone the originals are known for. Proper 49.2mm pole piece spacing, braided wire with no tap and maple spacers. For the first time you can get a true calibrated set for neck and bridge position but the options don't stop there.
Starting at $69.95
P-PUK3435 Pickup - Kent Armstrong, Slimbucker, Side Mount, Jazz
Colors Available:
Kent Armstrong “Slimbucker” jazz pickup with slim profile (3/8" thick), side-mount configuration. Made in the style of Gibson’s early 1960’s Johnny Smith guitars with floating mini-humbucker pickups, this jazz pickup is perfect for use with traditional arch-top electric guitars. Its non-invasive mounting capabilities keep the guitar’s acoustic properties uninhibited.
Starting at $49.95
P-PUF70 Pickup - Fender®, for '52 Telecaster, 1 Neck, 1 Bridge
Package of 2
Built with alnico 3 magnets and cloth-covered wire, these single-coil pickups evoke the original era of the Telecaster with sweet, snappy tone and just the right amount of bite. Bridge:
  • DC Resistance: 6.6k
  • Inductance: 3.8H

Neck:
  • DC Resistance: 7.2k
  • Inductance: 2.4H
$119.95
P-PUK22X Pickup - Kent Armstrong, Icon 57, Strat (Alnico 3)
Slightly hotter than the 54 models, these recreations of the 1957 Strat® single coil pickups deliver a true vintage tone not available until now. Middle position reverse wound/reverse polarity to achieve noise cancellation when utilizing a 5 way switch. 42 gauge Formvar wire and Alnico III magnets. White covers.
  • Magnet Type = Alnico 3 pole pieces
  • D.C. Resistance = 5.92k Ohms
  • Inductance (henrys) = 3.61
  • Wire Type = Formvar AWG 42
  • Lead Type = cloth insulated 2 conductor
  • Polarity = normal
Starting at $56.95
P-PUK30X Pickup - Kent Armstrong, Classic Single, Vintage Strat
This is an ultra sweet sounding, low output-pickup. The vintage single coil specifications offer a tight, balanced low end response and sweet chimey highs. If you are looking for a true vintage tone that ISN'T modified to sound like a 60 year old pickup, this is an excellent upgrade. Great for blues and classic old school funk applications. Staggered Alnico polepieces. Available reverse wound/reverse polarity. White Cover
  • D.C. resistance = 6.5K
  • Magnet Type = Alnico 5
  • Magnet dimensions: 5mm X 17mm polepieces
$37.45
P-PUMC-A5PB-X Pickup - McNelly, Tele, A5 Signature Plus
“The Alnico 5 Signature is higher output than traditional vintage styles. Tight bass, present mids, and a conveniently subdued treble. It's there if you want it, but you're in control. If I were Leo, this is what I would have made in 1950.” –McNelly Pickups
$95.00
P-PUMC-DKN-ON Pickup - McNelly, Tele, Duckling, Neck, Open Nickel
“This is for Tele players who have a thing for the wicked vibe of a Strat neck pickup. The rich deep lows to the clear and glassy chime is all there, but squeezed into a standard Tele size.–McNelly Pickups
$110.00
On Backorder
P-PUF74 Pickup - Fender®, Pure Vintage ’65 Strat®, Set of 3
Package of 3
Set of three single coil Stratocaster® pickups built to the same specifications as mid-1960s strat® pickups. These pickups feature period correct waxed, push-back, cloth wiring as well as a fiberboard bobbin construction. The staggered pole pieces use vintage style alnico 5 magnets for a balanced sound and focused dynamics.
$130.00
P-PUK33 Pickup - Kent Armstrong, Smooth Sam, Side Mount Jazz, Nickel
Kent Armstrong “Smooth Sam” jazz pickup, side-mount configuration. Made in the style of Gibson’s early 1960’s Johnny Smith guitars with floating mini-humbucker pickups, this jazz pickup is perfect for use with traditional arch-top electric guitars. Its non-invasive mounting capabilities keep the guitar’s acoustic properties uninhibited. Magnet Type = Alnico 5 Magnet Dimensions = 2 9/32 in. (58mm) Long x ⅛ in. (3mm) Thick x ½ in. (12.6mm) Wide D.C. resistance = 7.9K (two solder lug connections on underside) Pickup Dimensions: ½ in. (12.6mm) Thick 1 3/32 in.
$44.50
On Backorder
P-PUK37 Pickup - Kent Armstrong, Jazzy Joe, Side Mount Jazz, Adjustable
Kent Armstrong “Jazzy Joe” jazz pickup with adjustable pole pieces, side-mount configuration. Nickel. Made in the style of Gibson’s early 1960’s Johnny Smith guitars with floating mini-humbucker pickups, this jazz pickup is perfect for use with traditional arch-top electric guitars. Its non-invasive mounting capabilities keep the guitar’s acoustic properties uninhibited. Magnet Type = Alnico 5 Magnet Dimensions = 55mm Long x 3mm Thick x 12.5mm Wide D.C. resistance = 7.9K (two solder lug connections on underside) Pickup Dimensions: 7/16 in. (11.1mm) Thick – not including pole pieces 1 7/64 in.
$66.75
P-PUF66X Pickup - Fender, Double Tap, Humbucker
Colors Available:
Pickup designer Tim Shaw has created a breakthrough humbucking pickup design that features no loss in volume when switching to single coil. The unique Double-Tap™ pickups offer a thick humbucker sound and an expressive single coil sound in the same pickup. This pickup uses a special Alnico 4 magnet for a dynamic and articulate voice. The Fender® Double-Tap™ has a light wax potting for perfect balance of control and response.
  • Great for neck or bridge position
  • No volume loss in single-coil mode
  • Wax-potted to control feedback
  • DC Resistance: 8.2kΩ
  • Inductance : 5.3h
  • Magnet Type : Alnico 4
  • Includes installation hardware and wiring diagram
Starting at $95.95
P-PUMC-SSX-N Pickup - McNelly, Stagger Swagger, Nickel
This McNelly Stagger Swagger pickup features a nickel plated cover, a braided-shield/single-conductor wire, and a 1 15/16" string spacing.
$145.00
P-PUF68 Pickup - Fender®, Fat ’50s, Stratocaster®, Set of 3
Package of 3
Fender® Custom Shop’s hot-rodded take on a vintage pickup set has quickly become a modern classic. Built onto the core of 1950s Fender® single coil pickups, the Fat ‘50s are wound to enhance the bass response while maintaining a smooth midrange and the top end clarity and brilliance of the originals.
$224.95
P-PUK6 Pickup - Kent Armstrong, Custom Series, Stealth 90, bridge
Single P-90 pickup for bridge position with a cream colored plastic cover. This new revolutionary design gives the sweet, warm chime and tone of the original P-90 pickup without all that annoying 60 cycle hum. Read the forums on this HP-90 pickup and don't let the high resistance fool you. Making its debut at the 2012 summer NAMM show, this design uses the hum-cancelling properties of opposing coils but defies the normal high output that would accompany similar resistance designs. Available in both bridge and neck positions so you can create a proper calibrated set and in black and cream plastic as well as real metal covers in black, chrome, gold and nickel plating!
$57.25
P-PUF54X Pickup - Fender®, Original Vintage Telecaster
Made with the same materials and specifications of an early 1950s Telecaster pickup, the Original Vintage Telecaster speaks with extremely accurate vintage Tele twang. Made with AlNiCo 3 magnets, enamel coated magnet wire these pickups duplicate the warmth and edge that you'd come to expect from Fender®.
$79.95
P-PUK19X Pickup - Kent Armstrong, Texas Vintage, for Stratocaster
This Texas Vintage pickup adds the bite to your single coil tone that you have been looking for! Featuring Alnico magnets & overwound coils, these babies satisfy the souls of those who require vintage tone, but want more out of their pickups.
  • Magnet Type = Alnico 5 pole pieces
  • Inductance (henrys) = 4.02
  • Magnet Dimensions = 5mm W X 17mm L
  • Includes 2 conductor wiring
$43.45
P-PUF51 Pickup - Fender, Vintage Noiseless set for Stratocaster
Package of 3
Single coil tone without the hum! Brilliant clarity, definition and harmonic attributes of a vintage Strat. Features special beveled edge Alnico 5 magnets and enamel-coated magnet wire, which produces the brilliant clarity, definition and harmonic attributes of a vintage Strat in a "Noiseless" package. Comes with potentiometers.
  • DC Resistance: 9.8k
  • Inductance: 3H

Fender part number: 099-2115-000
$199.95
P-PUMC-CCX-N Pickup - McNelly, Humbucker, Cornucopia, Nickel
This McNelly Cornucopia pickup features a nickel plated cover, a braided-shield/single-conductor wire, and a 1 15/16" string spacing.
$130.00
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