Alnico II sweetness. This medium output set of Strat pickups (6.2 neck; 6.35 middle; 6.7 bridge), delivered as a loaded pickguard, is hand-wound by Ben Bailey and installed by his brother Joe at JJ's Guitar Pickups. Ben has spent weeks voicing this set and I reckon he's got it just right. You can opt for a pickups-only set or order a loaded pickguard as I did. Just ask them. A copper-plated steel baseplate on the bridge pickup is another cool option that I went for. You will not be disappointed.
"The Sweet '62 set was designed for fans of music made with '62 models.
This set has a softer, more "aged" sounding treble than a typical Alnico V pickup while still retaining the clarity and dynamic range that our pickups are known for. They can be used at bedroom, rehearsal or gig volumes remaining warm, detailed and clear, without any harsh top end.
The Sweet '62 set are hand-Made in Australia with fibre flatwork and custom made, individually calibrated Alnico II magnets. Coils are wound with copper wire from an engineering firm based in Melbourne, Australia. They're wired with Gavitt cloth push-back wire and wax potted in a Paraffin/Beeswax mix."
Guitar: 2019 Relic Depot '62 LPB Tribute with JJ's Guitar Pickups Sweet '62 Set Loaded Pickguard. (Relic Depot: https://www.facebook.com/relicdepot)
Amps: '66 bf Twin, Marshall 1987x, Morgan AC20 DLX EF86 Treble, Boogie Triaxis Clean - all modelled in Axe-FX III FW: 16b
Mic: Samson Airline77 (me)
Camera: iPhone 11 Pro and Canon D60
Soundcard: PreSonus Quantum & Fractal Audio Systems Axe-FX III (guitar, mixing and bouncing).
Monitors: Blue Sky Media Desk 2.1
Computer: 2017 Apple iMac Pro, 2.5 GHz 14-Core Intel Xeon W, 64 GB 2666 MHz DDR4, Radeon Pro Vega 64X 16 GB
Software: Logic Pro X, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Compressor.
Special thanks to Rob Buitenhuis at Guitars & Things for yet another install and for putting up with my incessant raving. Visit Rob, Rick and Deb at https://www.guitarsandthings.com.au
This is not a paid video. I swapped my services for those of JJ's Guitar Pickups and I can tell you that these pickups will not be leaving this guitar anytime soon. Amazing.