ST 54

That’ll be the day 

Adreas Kloppmann began working on guitars in the mid ‘80’s, during that time Andreas collected data from every pickup which passed his workbench. In the ‘90’s Andreas improved the analysis methods to further understand pickups and with the assistance of artists such as Thomas Blug, Jürgen 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.

All Buddy Holly´s early recordings from “Love me” to “That´ll be the Day” are fine examples of the sound in question. A different reference covers the sounds in higher gain, overdrive mode: Reverend Billy Gibbons´ 1955 Hardtail Strat.

ST 54 technical specifications

Manufacturer Kloppmann Electrics
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Guitar Style Strat
String Number 6
Output Standard
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 7.05
DC Resistance 5.4
DC Resistance 5.4
Alloy Type Alnico 5
Wire Type 42 AWG
Signal Leads Stranded Pushback Cloth
Insulation Type Heavy Formvar
Plastic Material ABS
Based on an era? '50s
Based on famous model? 1954 Fender Stratocaster Pickups
Made In Germany

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