But R&D at Zhangbucker Labs has produced a new PH wind pattern that made me eat my words -- it works GREAT with rod magnet single coils. The prototype set was a formvar Refin Strat* set with what I call the Zhang Stagger (soft vintage stagger with G lower than D). The guinea pig was the man after whom I named the Cherrick P90 set. Here are his words:
"o.m.g. Got 'em, put 'em in one of my best Rhomco-Guitars built Strats, played 'em last night. The guys I play music with were perplexed that I was literally jumping up and down, screaming about the new pickups. I am beside myself. I thought the Formvar '50's-style pups you built were the nuts. These are clear, but so full of meat and tonal range."
Okay, so anybody can post a cherry-picked complimentary email or post. Soundclips would be far better and we're working on that so stay tuned. But mark my words, the clarity is just devastating. They're great clean but they really shine under gain -- downright scary.
P90's NOW ALSO AVAILABLE IN PURE HANDWOUND!
The new Pure Handwound P90's require a slightly taller bobbin so if you use shims to mount your soapbars. For this reason, it will probably not work for most dogear P90 guitars -- unless you modify the bend of the baseplate ears.)
Strat* and Tele* and P90 versions are all $130 per pickup.