The Hot Strat high-output pickup will deliver more output and musical midrange than your beloved Stratocaster has ever had. This pickup takes the classic high-end sparkle and adds a slightly lower-voiced, humbucker-like cut that will make your chords sound explosive and your solos jump out like never before. The sound is warmer and hotter than a traditional Strat pickup, rich with punchy harmonics. The raised flat Alnico 5 rod magnets are taller for a stronger and deeper magnetic field that increases output, and the overwound coil delivers additional power and warmth—great for getting heavy sounds from a Strat.
A popular choice for a Strat’s bridge position, the Hot Strat combines well with vintage-voiced Strat pickups for a modern, flexible guitar. We also fabricate a RW/RP, reverse wound/reverse polarity, version so that, when installed in the middle position and combined with the neck or bridge pickups, it will be hum-cancelling and give you the biggest 2 & 4 sound possible without the 60-cycle hum.
The Hot Strat’s bobbins are hand built using the unique, high-output coil wind and taller, hand-ground Alnico 5 rod magnets, lacquered for stability, then wound and wax potted for squeal-free performance. Available in a tapped configuration for multiple output options.