Icon ’62 Strat

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.

Icon ’62 Strat technical specifications

Manufacturer Kent Armstrong
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Guitar Style Strat
String Number 6
Output Standard
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 6.15
DC Resistance 6.15
DC Resistance 6.15
Alloy Type Alnico 3
Wire Type 42 AWG
Signal Leads Stranded Pushback Cloth
Insulation Type Heavy Formvar
Plastic Material ABS
Based on an era? 60s
Based on famous model? 1962 Fender Strat Pickups
Made In Korea
Manufacturer Part Number TVST62

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