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Vintage output P90
Oil City pickups have no connection with Fender Musical Instruments Gibson or Gretsch.
The P90 design of pickup is one of the oldest … dating back to 1946 … and one of the best loved. My take on the P90 theme is the ‘Fire Watch 90’. Hand scatter wound, each pickup uses the finest materials from nickel plated pole screws and nickel baseplates to the period-correct, braided hook-up wires and 42awg wire.
The bridge unit is wound a touch hotter than the neck (8.2k average resistance), using alnico 5 magnets, giving that crisp, pure clean tone … that breaks up into an aggressive bark when the ‘wick’ is turned up! The neck unit (7.6k average resistance)features alnico 2 magnets for a smoother, sweeter tone. Both together they have depth and definition a plenty. They are wound traditionally so are not humbucking as a pair … as this changes their tone … however I can supply reversed wound/reverse polarity neck units to order.
‘Why FireWatch? Well my PAF style humbucker is called ‘Blitz Spirit’ … so I named the FireWatch in honour of the heroes (and heroines) of the Auxiliary Fire Service … who struggled to save London during the blitz … my great aunt was one of them!’
Available in ‘dogear’ bridge too at the same price