This set has ‘slightly-aged’ sound for more defined mid-range (less scooped) which gives you better definition for live performing. NOTE: This set does not sound the same as new Strat pickups, for that sound choose from the Artist Series and Non-Aged Sound singles.
Single pickups in this set are> AVn-62 Mk-III bridge / AVn-56 middle & neck.
Only the most privileged players have heard genuine original vintage Strat* pickups because they are so rare and so expensive. The Traditional Mk-III set sounds remarkably similar to the best Stratocaster* pickups of yesteryear as they sound today (aged). Complex Alnico character, excellent dynamics, projection and definition that are retained even when distorted. Fluid, shimmery, chimey highs (never thin or Ice picky) More punch and thwack on the wound strings than many new regular non-noiseless Strat pickups. Has excellent twang and growl. Absolutely authentic classic gracefully-aged vintage Alnico Strat* tone, with Zero-Hum.
Kinman K9 Harness
The K9 harness provides all 5 normal Strat sounds plus 4 new dimension sounds. The 6th, 7th and 8th sounds are variations of the distinctive Knopfler-esque quack sound while the 9th sound is in Gibson P-90 territory and provides boost in output for natural crunch sounds. These are selected with the lower Push/Push pot. Popping the knob out with the pickup selector switch in position 2 re-connects the Bridge & Middle from parallel into series*, for boost in output and instant humbuckerish crunch: and also *that* plus the neck pickup in parallel for fat hollow Knopfler-esque sounds.