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1956 Epic Series Stratocaster Pickups


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1956 EPIC SERIES Stratocaster Pickup Set Authentic in Every Way,  These Pickups Need To Be In Every 1956 Model Guitar.

100% Accurate Reproduction

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- Magnets, Our Epic Series 1956 Pickups use Original Fender Alloy Alnico 5 Magnets From 1956.  We sent Original magnets from a 1956 pickup to an Independent Laboratory for Metallurgical Chemical Analysis Testing.  We then contracted direct with our magnet manufacturer to get the Alnico 5 magnets Specially Poured to the exact composition of the Originals.  We are the only manufacturer who offers this.  Pure, Sweet, and Authentic Tone. 

Klein Pickups Original Alloy Magnet LogoKlein Pickups LLC Original Alloy 1956 Stratocaster magnets

Wire, our 42ga Heavy Formvar wire is not just stock wire.  We have sent dozens of samples of wire from early stratocasters for analysis.  We get our 42ga Heavy Formvar built to the exact specs of the samples we have had analyzed.  Exact Resistance, Exact ID & OD, & Color matching.  Our 42ga Heavy Formvar Wire is the most authentic and accurate Magnet Wire Available. 

Tone, the tone of our Authentic 1956 pickups is simply amazing, stunning, and authentic.  You will never hear a more pure sounding pickup.  People often ask us why vintage pickups sound so good.   Well, the main reason why is that materials used in the 50s & 60's are not the same as today's off the shelf parts.   Replicating every alloy, every element, every aspect of a pickup is why our 1956 Epic Series Pickups sound identical to a real 1956 pickup.  We get every part of the Epic 1956 pickups specially manufactured, only for us, from an actual 1956 pickup.  We've A/B them and the tones are identical.

Compression, the current Alnico 5 alloy is very strong, very bright, & has quite a brittle edginess.  One of the first things that is noticeable is that original magnets aren't as strong.   This is not due to demagnetizing (like every other manufacturers does), but it's due to the chemical composition.  1956 ash body guitars are know for their sweet clean tones but with their uncanny ability to drive the signal with out a heavy mid range.  The pickups are just that, clean & driven, a perfect combination for any strat players who's wanting a REAL STRAT Sound.  

The early strats are highly collectible, very expensive, are their tone is jaw dropping, so now is your chance to get them in your guitar.  1956 guitars and pickups fetch a steep price tag.   We tested these pickups in multiple strats, Alder, Ash, Mahogany, Basswood, in both Maple & Rosewood necks.  There was no combination that did not sound excellent.  If you are wanting a closer rendition, ash/maple.

Fun Fact, about half way through 1956, fender switched over to alder bodies, paving the way for the ever so classic and iconic 1957 stratocaster guitar. 

All pickups are "Flash Potted" to avoid microphonic squeal but still retains the natural characteristics just like original pickups. 

Left Hand Available - No Extra Charge

Output:  Neck 5.8k, Middle 5.9k, Bridge 5.7k

Sound Clips
Neck
Neck 2
Neck 3
Neck 4
Neck Middle
Neck Middle 2
Middle
Bridge
Bridge 2

Amp:  Princeton Reverb

By Derek Neece

  1956 Epic Series Stratocaster Pickup Set
SKU: KP-1039
Price: $240.00

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  1956 Epic Series Stratocaster Pickups + Prewired Assembly
SKU: KP-1039
Description: Prewired Stratocaster Assembly.     The plate is CNC Laser Cut out of Vulcanized Fiber (Pickup Flatwork) & is loaded with all the electronics assembled.  Just remove from Fiber Board & Install on your Pickguard. 

- Fender Oak Grigsby 5-Way Switch
- 3X CTS 10% High Quality Potentiometers
- Vintage Cloth Pre-Tinned Wire 
- Vintage 1960's .056 Tropical Fish Capacitor
- Switchcraft 1/4" Input Jack

Assembly Required?  
- Solder the Input Jack

Additional Parts?
- Need Knobs?
- Need Covers?
- Need additional cloth wire?
- Visit our "Guitar Parts" page to view all of the parts we offer. 
Price: $320.00

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  1956 Epic Stratocaster Set + Prewired Electronics
SKU: KP-1039
Description: Prewired Stratocaster Control Plate.     The plate is CNC Laser Cut out of Vulcanized Fiber (Pickup Flatwork) & is loaded with all the electronics needed to drop in to your guitar. 

- Fender Oak Grigsby 5-Way Switch
- 3X CTS 10% High Quality Potentiometers
- Vintage Cloth Pre-Tinned Wire 
- Vintage 1960's .056 Tropical Fish Capacitor
- Switchcraft 1/4" Input Jack

Assembly Required?  
- Solder the pickups to the switch, grounds to the volume pot
- Solder the Input Jack

Additional Parts?
- Need Knobs?
- Need Covers?
- Need additional cloth wire?
- Visit our "Guitar Parts" page to view all of the parts we offer. 
Price: $290.00

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  1956 Epic Series Loaded Pickguard
SKU: KP-1039
Description:


-(3 Ply) 0.090" White, Black, Cream, Parchment, Tortoise, & Mint.  Pearloids Special Order (+$20.00)


-(1 Ply) 0.090" White, Black, Parchment, Cream

-5-Way Switch 

-3 CTS 250k Pots

-Vintage Capacitor (.047 or .056uf) (others please upon request)

-Pickup Covers, Knobs, Switch Tip Included.  Mint Gets Cream Covers & Knobs & Tip

-Switchcraft Input Jack

-Vintage Pushback Cloth wire

-Other options:   +$24.00 Shielding, +$20.00 Pearloids, +$10.00 No Load or Blender Wiring, +$77.00 Authentic Fender 4-PLY Tortoise Pickguard.

* ADD ITEM TO SHOPPING CART THEN SPECIFY PICKGUARD COLOR CHOICE.

-We Only Ship Loaded Pickguards EMS To International Customers.  We Will Not Ship Them Any Other Way.
Price: $360.00

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  1956 Epic Series Stratocaster Neck
SKU: KP-1039
Price: $90.00

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  1956 Epic Series Stratocaster Middle
SKU: KP-1039
Price: $90.00

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  1956 Epic Series Stratocaster Bridge
SKU: KP-1039
Price: $90.00

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