Flat poles pickup

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  1. Blaoskaak

    Blaoskaak Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi,

    I want to replace my pickups in nu strat.
    I am looking for flat poles pickups with a vintage sound. So close as possible to blackmore.

    My eyes are now focused on the ssl4, does anyone have any other suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
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    Blaoskaak Strat-Talk Member

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    Tonerider pickups have a limited stagger, not flat and not a full stagger either.
     
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    Ritchie blackmore never used a flat pole piece pickup because they didn't exist in 1970. Flat pole piece didn't come about until like 74 or 75. From my understanding he used a big head stock strat so if anything it'll be a grey bottom post cbs pickup but staggered pole pieces. If you're trying to emulate blackmore than flat pole pieces will give you a different tone that isn't like blackmore
     
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    Blaoskaak Strat-Talk Member

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    Yeah i know he didn't use them. But i don't have many options because i play left handed guitar, so of i buy staggered pickups i have to turn them the other way around
     
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    I have a set of the Bootstrap vintage 54 flat pole. Highly recommended if your looking for low output vintage set.
    He has various winds depending on your style.
     
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    Not necessarily there's plenty of companies that do reverse pickups. Check out rumplestiltskin pickups they're VERY GOOD n not expensive at all. You can configure it however you want flat or staggered and jimi Hendrix reverse as well all on one set. Give rumplestiltskin a shot i have a set of their broadcaster pickups called the black knights.... incredible
     
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    Ok thanks alot!This looks promising. I've sent them a message and now wait for response.
     
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    i had contact with Aaron. I'm gonna buy the gypsy gray Pick ups, but i don't know if i should but it with flat poles or staggered. Maybe modern staggered. Then the g is lower then the d right?

    And i play with ernie ball regular or picato blackmore strings. The a e d strings are wound. The other strings not. Is that good with staggered pickups?