The Strat Vintage Fullerton Set are from Van Zandt pickups, like all the best pickup manufacturers, pride themselves on perfection. Starting out like all the greats, W.L Van Zandt progressed from repairs to manufacture due to reputation and requests.
Today his legacy is continued by his nephew J.D Prince who is dedicated to retaining the Van Zandt tone & quality.
This limited run made from a single spool of leftover wire from the Fender Fullerton factory. This is the same Van Zandt used when rewinding Stevie Ray’s number one Strat pickups. Not only that, while working on SRV‘s pickups, Van Zandt took detailed magnets and material measurements. The result is this set; The Vintage Style Fullerton.
It’s safe to say that this is as close to the real thing as is possible. Will they make you sound like SRV in an instant? Most probably not, but you won’t be able to blame the pickups.
The Strat Vintage Fullerton Set are high output pickups with the bridge measuring at 6.74k, the middle at 6.39k and the Neck at 6.37. This result is that spanky Texas blues tone with a clear bump push on the bridge.
We know it’s going to be hard to get your hands on a set of these but TonePedia isn’t just about finding something new. We have put these here for the sake of history and also as a means for you to compare them with new sets. For example, you can compare them here against a set of Fender Texas Specials which in our opinion do a great job.
|Wire Type||AWG 42|
|Signal Leads||Stranded Pushback Cloth|
|Insulation Type||Heavey Formvar|
|Based on an era?||'50s|
|Based on famous model?||SRV No. 1 Strat Pickups (Rewound by Van Zandt)|