Classic Blades

Classic, Blades 

Kent Armstrong is the second generation of guitar wizards the Armstrong family has produced, indeed Kent’s own son Aaron now famously creates pickups too and Kent’s father Dan ran a great guitar repair shop in New York City. With such a lineage its unsurprising to learn that their pickups are some of the best in the world and have been used by great such as Jimmy Page, Rory Gallagher, Matt Bellamy and even members of the TonePedia team have them in some of their own favourite guitars. Kent himself work alongside the world famous pickup designer Bill Lawrence before moving to the UK. 

A thicker and warmer tone using alnico magnets, compared to the ceramic Power Blades versions. Still higher output than regular Strat single coils, these are ideal for some classic rock and blues leads and can still clean up nicely if required.

Classic Blades technical specifications

Manufacturer Kent Armstrong
Pickup Configuration H-H
Guitar Style Strat
String Number 6
Output Higher
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 13
DC Resistance 8.8
Alloy Type Alnico 5
Wire Type Mix
Signal Leads Stranded Pushback Cloth
Insulation Type Plain Enamel
Plastic Material ABS
Based on an era? Modern
Made In Korea
Manufacturer Part Number STHR-1A, STCR-1A

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