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STRATOCASTER SETS

Vintage 54 "Surf"

This are the pickups that shape the sound of the Stratocaster. Many guitarist, still prefer this early sound. Known better as the "Surf Tone". Sparkle highs and mids, fattening up when you push hard. Ideal for clean and mild overdrive.

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.195" Alnico 3 vintage bevel top polepiece magnets
  • E: 0.671" A: 0.671" D: 0.710"
  • G: 0.671" B: 0.630" E: 0.650"
  • Middle Pickup is RW/RP
  • Vintage style push-back wire
  • 42 AWG Heavy Formvar Wire
  • DC Resistance: ~ 5.8 K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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Vintage 59 "Sweet"

The first evolution of the single coils. Now with Alnico 5 magnets, it delivers a fat "Sweet" punchy tone, many consider the Gold Era of the Strat With smooth mids, it cleans up nicely when the volume is rolled back. Great for clean and low to medium overdrive.

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.195" Alnico 5 vintage bevel top polepiece magnets
  • E: 0.671" A: 0.671" D: 0.710"
  • G: 0.671" B: 0.630" E: 0.650"
  • Middle Pickup is RW/RP
  • Vintage style push-back wire
  • 42 AWG Natural Enamel Wire
  • DC Resistance: ~ 5.8K - 6.0K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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Vintage 65 "Blues Deluxe"

This is our "hottest" set. Much like the 59, but slightly overwound and different wire, this pickups unleash full Blues Tones. They drive a clean amp, to the verge of breakup, giving that full "punchy" sound. Great for clean and low to medium overdrive.

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.195" Alnico 5 vintage bevel top polepiece magnets
  • E: 0.671" A: 0.671" D: 0.710"
  • G: 0.671" B: 0.630" E: 0.650"
  • Middle Pickup is RW/RP
  • Vintage style push-back wire
  • 42 AWG Heavy Formvar Wire
  • DC Resistance: ~ 6.0K - 6.4K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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Vintage 69 "Haze"

The late 60's sound is undoubtedly connected to the great Jimi Hendrix. This set recreates that amazing sound, that we learn to love. Using different type of wire and magnets size, it delivers that rich full tone. Clean and low to medium overdrive.

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.187" Alnico 5 vintage bevel top polepiece magnets
  • E: 0.671" A: 0.671" D: 0.710"
  • G: 0.671" B: 0.630" E: 0.650"
  • Middle Pickup is RW/RP
  • Vintage style push-back wire
  • 42 AWG Plain Enamel Wire
  • DC Resistance: ~ 5.8K - 6.0K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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TELECASTER SETS

50s Vintage Blackguard Telecaster

The Telecaster was the first real production electric guitar. This pickups will give you the unmistakable twang, that is still a favourite amongst several guitar players. With a warmer, fatter in the bridge and clear bright tone on the neck, this set is the perfect replacement for your guitar.

Bridge Pickup

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.187" Alnico 3 Flush mounted Alnico sand cast polepiece magnets
  • E: 0.630" A: 0.630" D: 0.630"
  • G: 0.630" B: 0.630" E: 0.630"
  • Copper clad steel bridge pickup plate
  • 42 AWG Plain Enamel Wire
  • DC Resistance: ~ 7K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

Neck Pickup

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.187" Alnico 3 Flush mounted Alnico sand cast polepiece magnets.
  • E: 0.671" A: 0.671" D: 0.671"
  • G: 0.671" B: 0.671" E: 0.671"
  • 43 AWG Plain Enamel Wire
  • DC Resistance: ~ 7,3K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

 

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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Tele® Junkie

This is a set for tone junkies. With a mix of Alnico 2 on the 3 high strings, and Alnico 5 on the bottom 3, this combination produces a smooth yet punchy, well response bass tone. Tele® classic with a twist.

Bridge Pickup

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.187" Alnico V sand cast polepiece magnets on the low E, A, D strings
  • 0.187" Alnico II sand cast polepiece magnets on the high G, B, E strings
  • E: 0.630" A: 0.630" D: 0.630"
  • G: 0.630" B: 0.630" E: 0.630"
  • Copper clad steel bridge pickup plate
  • 42 AWG Natural Enamel Wire
  • DC Resistance: ~ 7K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

Neck Pickup

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.187" Alnico V sand cast polepiece magnets on the low E, A, D strings
  • 0.187" Alnico II sand cast polepiece magnets on the high G, B, E strings
  • E: 0.671" A: 0.671" D: 0.671"
  • G: 0.671" B: 0.671" E: 0.671"
  • 43 AWG Plain Enamel Wire
  • DC Resistance: ~ 7,3K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

 

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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Bluesy M Series Telecaster

This set is for the modern player. Without compromise the classic Tele® sound, the Alnico 5 magnets, deliver a sweet but powerfull sound. Slightly overwound, for a rich fat tone.

Bridge Pickup

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.195" Alnico 3 Flush mounted Alnico sand cast polepiece magnets
  • E: 0.630" A: 0.630" D: 0.630"
  • G: 0.630" B: 0.630" E: 0.630"
  • Copper clad steel bridge pickup plate
  • 42 AWG Natural Enamel Wire
  • DC Resistance: ~ 7,5K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

Neck Pickup

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.195" Alnico 3 Flush mounted Alnico sand cast polepiece magnets.
  • E: 0.671" A: 0.671" D: 0.671"
  • G: 0.671" B: 0.671" E: 0.671"
  • 43 AWG Plain Enamel Wire
  • DC Resistance: ~ 7,8K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

 

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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Li'l Twister - André Rodrigues Signature Series

Built in close partnership with the talented guitarist André Rodrigues, this set was designed with versatility in mind. The open style cover in the neck pickup give it a sparkle that normally Telecasters do not have.The bridge pickup is a real treaty. With a tap coil, we can have the best of two worlds, a wonderful vintage sound, but when engage the second wire we have a great roar, excelent for a good rock & roll.

Bridge Pickup

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.195" Alnico 3 Flush mounted Alnico sand cast polepiece magnets
  • E: 0.671" A: 0.671" D: 0.671"
  • G: 0.671" B: 0.671" E: 0.671"
  • Copper clad steel bridge pickup plate
  • 42 AWG Heavy Formvar Wire
  • 43 AWG Plain Enamel Wire
  • Coil Tap
  • DC Resistance: ~ 11,3K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

Neck Pickup

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.195" Alnico 3 Flush mounted Alnico sand cast polepiece magnets.
  • E: 0.688" A: 0.688" D: 0.688"
  • G: 0.688" B: 0.688" E: 0.688"
  • 43 AWG Plain Enamel Wire
  • Open Style Cover
  • DC Resistance: ~ 7,3K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

 

 

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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HUMBUCKERS SETS

Vintage Series

Inspired by the late 50's sound, this pickups uses Alnico 2 magnets, for a smooth, yet crunchy humbucker sound with slightly enhanced highs. Perfect for Classic Rock and Blues Rock tones

  • Brass baseplate
  • Alnico 2
  • 42 AWG Plain Enamel Wire
  • Fabric-taped
  • Double Black, Zebra, Nickel or Gold Cover
  • Neck Pickup Resistance: ~ 6,5 K
  • Bridge Pickup Resistance: ~ 7,5 K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request
  • Output wire: 2 or 5 conductors

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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Modern Series

Based on the Vintage Series, this set uses Alnico 5 for a more aggressive sound, retaining the smooth, crunchy sound. They are a perfect replacement, if you need a more full, powerfull sound. Ideal for Rock.

  • Brass baseplate
  • Alnico 5
  • 42 AWG Natural Enamel Wire
  • Fabric-taped
  • Double Black, Zebra, Nickel or Gold Cover
  • Neck Pickup Resistance: ~ 7 K
  • Bridge Pickup Resistance: ~ 8 K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request
  • Output wire: 2 or 5 conductors

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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Modern PAF

This set uses the specifications of an old PAF Humbucker, with a different Alnico and wire type, so you can retain the classic sound, but with more power and crunch. This set is a must for the modern Blues/Rock guitarist.

  • Brass baseplate
  • Alnico 5
  • 42 AWG Natural Enamel Wire
  • Fabric-taped
  • Double Black, Zebra, Nickel or Gold Cover
  • Neck Pickup Resistance: ~ 7 K
  • Bridge Pickup Resistance: ~ 8 K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request
  • Output wire: 2 or 5 conductors

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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True PAF Gold Line

This is the Top of The Line. Uses the same exact specifications of an old PAF, made by Seth Lover. With the exact Alnico and wire type, used in the days. With "unmatched” bobbin windings, when overdriven they achieve a magical overdrive, that PAF are famous for.

  • Brass baseplate
  • Alnico 2
  • 42 AWG Plain Enamel Wire
  • Fabric-taped
  • Double Black, Zebra, Nickel or Gold Cover
  • Neck Pickup Resistance: ~ 6,5 K
  • Bridge Pickup Resistance: ~ 7,5 K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request
  • Output wire: 2 conductors

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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P90 SETS

Vintage Series

What not to like in a P90. It's just a full, rich fat sound. In this serie we use Alnico 3 for a true Vintage Sound. With a thick Single-Coil tone, this is a must for any serious guitarist.

Dog Ear Set / Soapbar Set

  • P-90 dog ear style fiber bobbin with hard maple shim pre-glued and tapped to accept a standard 5-40 pole piece
  • 50mm pole spacing
  • Alnico 3
  • Six 1018 and six 1022 steel nickel plated fillister head pole pieces
  • Two nickel plated mounting screws
  • Two nickel plated baseplate screws

  • Steel pole shoe
  • Nickel silver baseplate
  • 28 AWG 2 conductor shielded wire with a bare drain
  • 42 AWG Natural Enamel Wire
  • Bridge pickup is RW/RP
  • DC Resistance: ~ 7,5K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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Modern Series

Much like the Vintage Series, this set offers Alnico 5 and a bit more output, for a more cutting edge, and growl. If you´re a fan of "Good Old Rock & Roll" this set is the ideal replacement.

Dog Ear Set / Soapbar Set

  • P-90 dog ear style fiber bobbin with hard maple shim pre-glued and tapped to accept a standard 5-40 pole piece
  • 50mm pole spacing
  • Alnico 5
  • Six 1018 and six 1022 steel nickel plated fillister head pole pieces
  • Two nickel plated mounting screws
  • Two nickel plated baseplate screws

  • Steel pole shoe
  • Nickel silver baseplate
  • 28 AWG 2 conductor shielded wire with a bare drain
  • 42 AWG Natural Enamel Wire
  • Bridge pickup is RW/RP
  • DC Resistance: ~ 9,5K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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Jazzmaster

The unique sound of the Jazzmaster, had appeal to many guitarists, all over the years. From the early 60's Surf Sound to the 90's Grunge, the dark, warm tone of this pickup, is legendary. Our replacement set will give you a true Vintage tone for your guitar

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.187" Alnico 2 vintage flush mounted sand cast polepiece magnets with vintage bevel top E: 0.471 A: 0.471 D: 0.471 G: 0.471 B: 0.471 e: 0.471
  • Nickel plated pickup mounting screws included
  • Vintage style push-back wires
  • 42 AWG Heavy Formvar Wire
  • Bridge pickup is RW/RP
  • DC Resistance: ~ 7,5K - 7,8K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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Bass Pickups

SETS

Vintage J-Bass Style

This pickups take the classic Jazz Bass pickup style and realy deliver the goods. Smooth and punchy tone, with even response throughout the strings. RW/RP for hum free operation when combined with the neck pickup. We offer the choice of Natural Enamel or Plain Enamel wire

Set

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.187" Alnico 5 flush mounted sand cast polepiece magnets.
  • E: 0.780" A: 0.780" D: 0.780" G: 0.780"
  • Bridge pickup is RW/RP
  • Vintage style pushback wire
  • DC Resistance: ~ 8,5K
  • 42 AWG Plain Enamel Wire / Enamel Wire
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

 

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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Vintage P-Bass Style

This set add a smooth round to your bass. They have a tone and character, and wide frequency response, this pickup allow players to shape their sound. Every note is balanced and smooth across all strings. A great replacement.

Set

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.195" Alnico 5 Flush mounted Alnico sand cast polepiece magnets
  • E: 0.531" A: 0.531" D: 0.531 G: 0.531"
  • One pickup is RW/RP"
  • Vintage style pushback wire
  • 42 AWG Heavy Formvar Wire / Enamel Wire
  • DC Resistance: ~ 11K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

 

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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Vintage '51 P-Bass Style aka Tele Bass

Loud, clear, and punchy, this great single coil is the perfect replacement for the "most cool bass ever!".

Set

  • Vintage correct vulcanized fiber work
  • 0.195" Alnico 5 vintage flush mounted sand cast polepiece magnets with vintage beveled top
  • E: 0.630" A: 0.630" D: 0.630 G: 0.630"
  • Vintage style pushback wire
  • 42 AWG Heavy Formvar Wire
  • DC Resistance: ~ 9,5K
  • Wax-potted
  • Overwound on request

 

Like all SB Custom pickups these are shipped in a premium product box, and come with all mounting hardware, a wiring diagram and a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity.

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Custom Guitars & Bass

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“Croft”
P90 Neck Pickup
For: Ergon Guitar Porto

This P90's was built for the neck pickup of Ergon Guitar by Adriano Sérgio - Porto Guitar

Featuring Alnico V, with 42 AWG Plain Enamel, this pickup also have a Coil Tap for extra boost.

“Dow’s”
Bridge Humbucker
For: Ergon Guitar Porto

This Humbucker was built for the Bridge Pickup of Ergon Guitar by Adriano Sérgio - Porto Guitar

Featuring Alnico II, with 42 AWG Plain Enamel, this pickup also have a Coil Tap for extra boost.

“Seteais”
Bass Set
For: Ergon Guitars - Bass Cintra

This set was built for the Ergon Guitars by Adriano Sérgio - Cintra Bass

This set was made using a "secret sauce", for a very special bass. This is the first bass, ever made by Ergon Guitar

“Simon”
Bass Set
For: Custom Build Bass

This set came to us, for repair from an initial malfunction and low output.

The challenge was to rebuild it, using the custom flatworks and covers. We add extra magnets, add N52 imans to the bottom. The result are a full, rich and powerful humbucker bass pickups.

“GB Signature”
5 String Bass Set
For: SB Custom - GB Signature

At SB Custom we eat our "own dog food"!

This is a set for our bass player, a mix with a JB Set and a Custom Jumbo. Also features a coil tap. One of a kind!

“André Rodrigues Signature”
Telecaster Set
For: Telecaster

This set was made in collaboration with the uber guitarist André Rodrigues

Featuring custom size Alnico 3 magnets, open cover in the neck pickup, and a coil tap in the bridge, for extra punch.