The ’62 Strat Tone
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.
Slightly hotter than the 57 models while retaining some of the sweetness found on the 54’s, these recreations of the 1962 Strat single coil pickups deliver a tone that is throaty and full yet still retains a lot clarity. Load them into a Strat with a rosewood fingerboard, plug into a valve combo that is set to be on the verge of breaking into overdrive and you’ll be in blues heaven.
|Alloy Type||Alnico 3|
|Wire Type||42 AWG|
|Signal Leads||Stranded Pushback Cloth|
|Insulation Type||Heavy Formvar|
|Based on an era?||60s|
|Based on famous model?||1962 Fender Strat Pickups|
|Manufacturer Part Number||TVST62|