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The Pure Vintage set from Tonerider is the perfect upgrade for any player looking for that warm, vintage Stratocaster sound.

Never harsh, full of chime and equally at home with clean or dirty amps, this is the set that defined the Tonerider approach to pickup making more than 20 years ago. Wound with heavy AWG42 wire and scatterwound to mimic the "Holy Grail" of single coil guitar tones - the late 50s strat.

The Pure Vintage set uses rod magnets with our "Modified Vintage Stagger" allowing for great string to string balance on a wide range of instruments.

Each pickup is fully wax potted to reduce any microphonic feedback, and comes supplied with screws, latex height adjustment tubing and an installation guide.


Tech Specs

Pure Vintage Neck Pure Vintage Middle Pure Vintage Bridge
Model S1N S1M S1B
Magnet Alnico 5 Rod Alnico 5 Rod Alnico 5 (E-A-D), Alnico 3 (G-B-e)
DCR 5.9k 6.1k 6.45k
Inductance 2.3H 2.4H 2.6H
Stagger TR Vintage Modified TR Vintage Modified TR Vintage Modified
Hookup Wire Vintage Braid Vintage Braid Vintage Braid
Winding Direction Clockwise Counter-Clockwise Clockwise
Polarity North Pole Up South Pole Up North Pole Up

Pure Vintage

Pure Vintage

The Pure Vintage set from Tonerider is the perfect upgrade for any player looking for that warm, vintage Stratocaster sound.

Neck 5.9k / Mid 6.1k / Bridge 6.45k | RWRP as standard

Regular price $87.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $87.00 USD
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The Pure Vintage set from Tonerider is the perfect upgrade for any player looking for that warm, vintage Stratocaster sound.

Never harsh, full of chime and equally at home with clean or dirty amps, this is the set that defined the Tonerider approach to pickup making more than 20 years ago. Wound with heavy AWG42 wire and scatterwound to mimic the "Holy Grail" of single coil guitar tones - the late 50s strat.

The Pure Vintage set uses rod magnets with our "Modified Vintage Stagger" allowing for great string to string balance on a wide range of instruments.

Each pickup is fully wax potted to reduce any microphonic feedback, and comes supplied with screws, latex height adjustment tubing and an installation guide.


Tech Specs

Pure Vintage Neck Pure Vintage Middle Pure Vintage Bridge
Model S1N S1M S1B
Magnet Alnico 5 Rod Alnico 5 Rod Alnico 5 (E-A-D), Alnico 3 (G-B-e)
DCR 5.9k 6.1k 6.45k
Inductance 2.3H 2.4H 2.6H
Stagger TR Vintage Modified TR Vintage Modified TR Vintage Modified
Hookup Wire Vintage Braid Vintage Braid Vintage Braid
Winding Direction Clockwise Counter-Clockwise Clockwise
Polarity North Pole Up South Pole Up North Pole Up

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Chris
Best Sounding

These are the best sounding single coils I have ever heard.. I put the neck and middle in the corresponding positions of a hamer 1990 Centaura, and I’m absolutely Blown Away.. possibly the best pickups I have heard ever in any guitar.. makes the Duncan garbage that was in there sound like two tin cans with a wet string

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Nightingale Guitars
Upgrade MIM

I was looking to upgrade my MIM Strat pickups to get a bit more clarity and bite. I’m so pleased with the result. At last the middle pickup really sings, I now use this more than the others. The guitar now has more presence somehow. The neck pickup is sweet and smooth and the bridge one brings out the high frequencies as it should. I’ve got an American Standard Strat on loan with Fender noiseless pickups and the Toneriders are clearly superior. The quality as you get them out the box is evident as well; a proper fibre baseplate, wax potted, fabric wires. I’ve used other Toneriders on other guitars as well, I’ve never been disappointed. I’ve fitted them to our clients’ guitars; always good feedback.

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M Y P
Awesome

As a learner player newbie to electric guitar, , and having tried other cheaper ones, these Pups have it all for my humble needs , various rich highs and lows, and then plenty loudness, I’m all giggles, now I’ll learn to play the thing, it’s a Fender strat Esquire, amp Fender Mustang 1 ver2. and Bloodstoneguitarworks.com greese bucket on neck tone pot, and 0.022micro farad (Orange drop) on the bridge tone pot. New strings from D’Addario, XL110-3D. That’s it. Awesome!

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Dan
Best Upgrade

In a nutshell, these pickups were the best upgrade I have made to my MIM Strat (which already had more expensive Seymour Duncan pups installed). however, I wasn’t really that happy with their sound, bit flat, muddy and didn’t seem to work well with the custom wiring and pots I’d installed, there was no character to the pups. I Was a little skeptical of the Tonerider’s at first, but after seeing the positive reviews and watching some youtube demos, I decided to sell the SDs and give these a go and I am so glad I did! Simply put they’re awesome and have really given my strat a voice of it’s own and lot more character. They’re mellow, full toned, balanced and really sound quite vintage. A much better sound than the SDs in my opinion.
The build quality is superb, and they feel much more expensive than they are. I really like the push back cloth, it feels substantial and durable (unlike the SDs with bog standard plastic wire) and coupled with shielding tape really cuts down the interference noise, and also does away with wire stripping! I really can’t praise these pickups enough. If you’re thinking of upgrading, definitely give these a look. They’re amazing quality and real value for money.

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Sooty3210
Squier Hank Marvin Upgrade

Just purchased a Squier Hank Marvin Japanese Strat which had ceramic pickups on it as standard. After having researched what other buyers had done in the same situation, Toneriders kept appearing as a recommended upgrade. Well I thought everybody can’t be wrong so I bought a set and I can now confirm they weren’t wrong, so I now join the list of recommending pickups that are a steal for the price.