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The Alchemy Hemlock are our highest output Strat pickups. Wound with modern 0.05mm poly wire around flat AlNiCo 5 pole pieces, these pickups are capable of driving an amplifier very hard naturally, replicating the power of a humbucking pickup, with much of the warmth, but without sacrificing the lively and harmonic open sound of a single coil pickup. They're capable of very warm and clear modern cleans, and handling stacks of gain and producing a heavy, unique hard rock and metal tone, particularly in the bridge - albeit with the 60-cycle hum of single coils still present, unless you operate the bridge and middle p'ups together, for a fat humbucking tone. A huge, powerful, sledgehammer tone, but fundamentally a traditional Strat pickup set, without any modern trickery.

All single coil middle pickups come with RW/RP as standard, so positions 2 and 4 produce in-phase humbucking tones.


Go to the 'Telecaster Pickups' page to purchase this pickup set for Tele style guitars!


  • Type: Single Coil (Strat)
    Magnets: AlNiCo V
    Coil Wire: 0.05mm
    Potted: Yes

    Typical DC Resistance: Bridge - 14.8k, Middle - 11.5k, Neck - 11.4k

    Typical Inductance: Bridge - 5.15L, Middle 4.20L, Neck - 4.18L

    All single coils come with vintage cloth hookup wiring as standard.

  • Our pickups are supplied with a one year warranty, and returns are accepted within this time for a full refund, or equal value pickup replacement. Check our FAQ page for full refund policy.

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