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With unrivalled clarity and great dynamics, the Surfari set mimics the earliest of stratocaster sounds - right back to the mid 50s.  The Alnico III magnets also make for a solid mid-range, with less "scoop" than more modern magnets. 

The Surfari 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.

Neck 5.9k / Mid 6.1k / Bridge 6.4k


Tech Specs

Surfari Neck Surfari Middle Surfari Bridge
Model S5N S5M S5B
Magnet Alnico 3 Rod Alnico 3 Rod Alnico 3 Rod
DCR 5.9k 6.1k 6.4k
Inductance 2.6H 2.7H 3.0H
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

Surfari

Surfari

With unrivalled clarity and great dynamics, the Surfari set mimics the earliest of stratocaster sounds - right back to the mid 50s.

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With unrivalled clarity and great dynamics, the Surfari set mimics the earliest of stratocaster sounds - right back to the mid 50s.  The Alnico III magnets also make for a solid mid-range, with less "scoop" than more modern magnets. 

The Surfari 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.

Neck 5.9k / Mid 6.1k / Bridge 6.4k


Tech Specs

Surfari Neck Surfari Middle Surfari Bridge
Model S5N S5M S5B
Magnet Alnico 3 Rod Alnico 3 Rod Alnico 3 Rod
DCR 5.9k 6.1k 6.4k
Inductance 2.6H 2.7H 3.0H
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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Audrey Winkler
Amazing upgrade

Got these as a gift for christmas and I love them, they’re very clear and bright but not harsh. I put them into a classic vibe squier strat and the only issue I had with them was that the new covers were a slightly different shape/size so I had to do a little bit of sanding on the pickguard but other than that they’re great.

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Murray Pung
solid definition

The Surfaris have delivered that glassy Strat quack that I pined for years. The definition on the low end is incredibly, and the output is consistent across all strings. I swapped out the factory Lace Sensors on a 90s Strat Plus, which never really did what I was after (they’re awesome for gain, but that’s not what I’m into). I can’t believe I’ve finally found that classic Strat tone, and for such a low price. If you want high gain, maybe there are better options, but for super clean to overdriven Strat tones, these are single coil heaven.

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hitmeup
Great

Put a set of Surfari in a Squier Sonic Series Strat. Holy smokes. I’m totally blown away with how great they sound compared to the stock pickups. Also the build quality is nice as well as fast shipping. Over all great experience.

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Jerry S
Fantastic!

Fantastic pickups! I have these in my Strat for over 18 months and love ’em! The best Strat set I ever owned. Like many here, my search for tone ended after I installed a set of Tonerider Surfaris in my MIM strat. They replaced the ’54 set that came with it. The Surfaris set is just right in every way, sounds great with whatever amp, speaker or effect pedal that I throw at it. I finally fell in love with my Strat and the tones it produces! You just can’t go wrong with these. My verdict, these sound tons better than any boutique strat pu I ever owned or played. Hands down!

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Buddy Kuhn
Favourites

I’ve used numerous other brands of pickups; Duncan, DiMarzio, stock Fender, etc. For the smooth Strat tone that I prefer, the Surfaris cannot be beat. They retain plenty of quack and also work well with medium to high gain, particularly in positions 2 and 4. I get many compliments on the tone these pickups generate, mostly from players using much more expensive boutique pickups. The Surfaris are a big favorite of mine!