ST Real 65

Monterey Experience 

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.

Jimi Hendrix played a 1965 Strat both on „Are You Experienced“ but also at the definitive „Monterey Pop Festival“. This in itself is reason enough to salute the legendary sounds with the Real 65 Set. The pickups on Strats from the period Autumn ´64 to the end of ´66 sounded milder and warmer with a more reserved presentation of Strat highs. This was the result of the Plain Enamel Wire with which the pickups were wound.

ST Real 65 technical specifications

Manufacturer Kloppmann Electrics
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Guitar Style Strat
String Number 6
Output Standard
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 7.18
DC Resistance 6.4
DC Resistance 6.4
Alloy Type Alnico 5
Wire Type 42 AWG
Signal Leads Stranded Pushback Cloth
Insulation Type Plain Enamel
Plastic Material ABS
Based on an era? 60s
Based on famous model? 1965 Fender Stratocaster Pickups
Made In Germany
Manufacturer Part Number ST 65, ST Real 65

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