This is the bridge pickup of a set of 3
Fender Custom 50's pickups found in the
'56 Stratocaster Closet Classic
Dick Dale Strat and the
Robin Trower Signature Stratocaster model. The pole pieces have the slightly rusted and darker varnished look
vs. the newer custom 50's found in the '56 Strat NOS* that have kind of a
aluminum bright metal look to them. Notice the small, almost unnoticeable,
bevel while the NOS model seems to have a wider, very noticeable bevel.
This bridge pup measured in at 5.91k while the neck and middle measured at
5.44k. It's also wound with the bright copper type wire vs. the darker
black enameled wire used on the Fender CS 60's pickups.
To hear what they sound like,
If you're a pickup junkie like me, a good friend
of mine, Aaron, at
Rumpelstiltskin Pickups custom winds Fender type pickups to spec from any era and can
customize to suit. Check out his site and sound clips.