This is a tutorial video to demonstrate the difference in sound and performance between a stock-wound and reverse-wound, reverse-polarity middle coil in a Stratocaster pickup set.
We used a pair of identical Fender Custom Shop Relic Stratocasters, fitted with Bare Knuckle '59 Slab Board single coil sets, with the middle coil being the only difference between them.
"The introduction of a rosewood 'slab' fingerboard in 1959 is a milestone in Strat tone arguably producing a warmer tone than the earlier one piece maple necks. The '59 Slab Board coils are made with vintage correct black fibreboard flatwork, hand bevelled Alnico V magnets and scatter-wound by hand with 42AWG Heavy Formvar wire. The tone is hollow and woody with tight, punchy, bottom-end snap and crisp, clear highs. Both chording and single note playing is wonderfully percussive and the moderate vintage output is perfect for extra cut with a slab board neck."