Kent Armstrong Z +

Z+ Who?

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 it’s unsurprising to learn that their pickups are some of the best in the world and have been used by greats 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 worked alongside the world famous pickup designer Bill Lawrence before moving to the UK.

These are the Z+ handwound set as famously used by Pete Townshend of The Who for many years. With a medium to high output they will nail those classic Who tracks while still cleaning up nicely on the volume pot and will also sound great for more modern even higher gain playing!

Kent Armstrong Z + technical specifications

Manufacturer Kent Armstrong
Pickup Configuration H-H
Guitar Style LP/SG/ES
String Number 6
Output Medium
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 9.6
DC Resistance 8
Alloy Type Mix/Other
Wire Type AWG 42.5
Signal Leads 4 Conductor
Insulation Type Plain Enamel
Plastic Material ABS
Based on an era? Modern
Famous Users Pete Townshend
Made In UK
Manufacturer Part Number KAHW-ZPLUS-RES
GTIN 14 00820454000000

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