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Date Listed 23-Oct-16
Price
$185.00
Address Kitchener, ON N2N3G4
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For Sale By Business

Set of 3 HAND WOUND pickups for Strat® or other S-S-S configuration guitar.

These sound a lot like Fender 57/62 pickups, but with more personality and no thin, "ice pick" tone from the bridge pickup.

Hear them in action here in a New York Pro budget guitar (3 piece alder body...):

Clean: https://soundcloud.com/ron-daniels-3/vintage-crunch-2-clean?in=ron-daniels-3/sets/vintage-chime-20

Dirty: https://soundcloud.com/ron-daniels-3/vintage-crunch-2-dirty?in=ron-daniels-3/sets/vintage-chime-20

Can also hear them live in the Red S-type for sale here on Kijiji.

This set is wound to similar vintage specs with a slight over-wind on the bridge (~5.6 k ohm, ~5.6 k ohm and ~6.1 k ohm). To keep the tone bright and clear, a heavy-insulated coil wire is used, as was a common practice back in the 1950's and 1960's.

Thesr are our most true-to-vintage toned pickups, and are great for playing rockabilly, funk or any other musical style that is looking for that classic plucky/chimey Strat® tone.

Customer "Brian" had this to say when comparing Vintage Chime 1.0's in his MIM strat to his Fat '50's equipped American Standard Strat:

"Yesterday had the chance to compare the sound of my MIM standard strat with JD Custom vintage 1.0 pups

I compared it to an American Standard with custom shop fat 50 pickups.

I played both guitars through a Traynor GL2 amp.Both guitars were played with the volume and treble controls at ten. I kept everything the same between guitar changes.

Firstly the American standard...

We all know how nice the Am standard is. This is a review on the sound not the relative strength and weakness of the instruments.
The notes sound clear and have a nice ring to them. Each string sounds balanced and clear. The treble strings sound a little ice-picky, if that is a word. The bass and mids were a little weak compared to the treble side. Not really balaced between top and bottom. An amp adjustment would fix any
perceived difference in the balance of the pups. Overall a very nice sound with a little too much treble.

MIM standard with JD Custom Vintage Chime 1.0 pickups...

The pickup height was right on money no adjustments were needed by me. I purchased the loaded pick guard. The installation was perfect Except for the toggle switch you could not tell it had been changed. Well done Ron.

Now for the sound. Wow, was not sure what to expect but knew that my guitar sounded better then it did (before upgrading to JD Custom).

The treble response was clear and bell like. The mids and bass sounded a little more robust giving it a more even sound. No ice pick here.

The difference in sound was not has big has I thought it might be seeing has one guitar is over a thousand dollars more - even after the cost of my new pups.

Summing up my thoughts both guitars sounded wonderful. The finish and feel of the Am strat was awesome. Beautiful finish and nice feeling neck.

My MIM strat felt like an old friend. Not has pretty but comfortable in my hands. The MIM srat has a fuller more rounded and balanced sound.

Besides that both guitars had a beautiful sound that would be hard to choose between the two. Now that I have heard both guitars side by side I am very impressed with my purchase. I can use the money I saved for strings and such."

JD Custom Vintage Chime 2.0 pickups are in stock and priced at $188 CDN, taxes included.

Available in either Right-handed or Left-handed staggers, vintage non-staggered.
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