HSS 58/60

A Rounder Bite HSS Set 

Adreas Kloppmann began working on guitars in the mid โ€˜80โ€™s, during that time Andreas collected data from every pickup which passed his workbench. In the โ€˜90โ€™s Andreas improved the analysis methods to further understand pickups and with the assistance of artists such as Thomas Blug, Jรผrgen Attig and Peter Weihe he discovered which frequencies found in specific pickup tones corresponded with which famous guitar tones he loved such as Hendrix, Hank Marvin and Pastorius.

Based on this ever developing knowledge, Kloppmann can now analyse the sound of a pickup from its data and decide what its ideal purpose is as well as replicate our favourite tones from musical history.

The H in this HSS taken from the HB 58 set will be familiar to fans of Top Gear as it’s tonally similar to that used on the song Jessica (used as top gears theme music). The single coils are from the ST 60 set and offer a slightly rounder tone still retaining that strat bite. All three pickups lean into tele territory making them a great matching set in their own right.

HSS 58/60 technical specifications

Manufacturer Kloppmann Electrics
Pickup Configuration H-S-S
Guitar Style Strat
String Number 6
Output Standard
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 7.2
DC Resistance 6.25
DC Resistance 6.25
Alloy Type Bridge - Alnico 2, Middle & Neck - Alnico 5
Wire Type 42 AWG
Signal Leads Bridge - Vintage Correct Braided Shield | Middle & Neck - Stranded Pushback Cloth
Insulation Type Bridge - Plain Enamel | Middle & Neck - Heavy Formvar
Plastic Material Bridge - CAB | Middle & Neck - ABS
Based on an era? '50s
Made In Germany

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