ST Blug I

T. Blug #1 

At the end of the 80s Thomas Blug was on the lookout for the optimum middle pickup for his ´61 Strat. The studio projects at that time were driven by the intermediate 2 and 4 positions but the ´61 Strat´s middle pickup did not offer enough incisiveness to the tone. Thomas soon found an original 1966 Strat pickup which covered his needs and had Kloppmann reproduce it as a RWRP version in 1993. In the meantime, Thomas has been named Best Strat Player in Europe with his individual tone being his trademark. The ST Blug Set consists of a replica 1960 neck pickup, the 1966 middle pickup and a 1962 bridge pickup.

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.

ST Blug I technical specifications

Manufacturer Kloppmann Electrics
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Guitar Style Strat
String Number 6
Output Standard
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 6.9
DC Resistance 6.05
DC Resistance 6.25
Alloy Type Alnico 5
Wire Type 42 AWG
Signal Leads Stranded Pushback Cloth
Insulation Type Neck), Plain Enamel (Middle) | Heavey Formvar (Bridge
Plastic Material ABS
Based on an era? 60s
Famous Users Thomas Blug
Made In Germany

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