1969 Voodoo Hot
Excellent craftmanship and quality! Super customer service, great pickups.
Time Machine pickups
I had a ‘68 vintage Strat back in high school over 50 years ago. It went down the road for some bad reasons. But it had nice pickups, like a middle pickup that could almost do an acoustic tone. Fast forward to this past April and I found a cosmetically similar sunburst body with rosewood fret board ‘92 MiM Strat for a reasonable cost. Foregone conclusion that the pickups would be replaced. Got these 1969 Voodoo Hot jobs. Strat Heaven. I have become a fan of lower wind pickups for better articulation and detail. The stock pickups are even lower wound than these. They are OK. But these Voodoo Hot units just have enough more of everything and are better calibrated for the three positions. After fully shielding the pickup and control cavities, the guitar is even reasonably noisefree. Though I waited about a month for these to arrive, they have proven to be an excellent choice to build a tribute to the late 60s era Strat. The only quibble I have are mine don’t have gray flat work pieces for the bottom, which I know my ‘68 Strat had. I also ordered these with non-staggered pole pieces. That has proven to work just fine with modern strings. Highly recommend these pickups.
Excellent pickups from Planet Tone
This is now my 4th set of pickups from Planet Tone. I have a set of 54's in a strat, 55' hots in a Tele, 57 PAF's in a Les Paul and now the 69' set in another strat. They all really sound as good as you can find out there. I've paid much more for lesser pickups from other boutique makers, I finally just got rid of the last set for these. These pickups are a great value, they are priced super fair and not made cheap at all, they are made as good or better with the same materials as higher priced pickups, period. They are alive with tone and character. The 69' set retains much of the bell tone of the strat pickup, but with more balls. They are a touch throatier and warmer and they sound great. Thanks again Jose and Planet Tone!