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Cavalier Tiger - Strat® pickup, calibrated by positions. Based on 1950's to early 1960's Fender® Strat® designs, the Tiger Strat® pickup set offers classic vintage Strat® calibrated tone and volume for all three Strat® positions. Supplied with covers, pickguard mounting screws and tubing. Also a favorite for the neck position in a Tele®!




Tiger Strat® Trio Pickups Sets ...

50's Tiger Trio - 42AWG coil wire over AlNiCo 5 magnets, approximately 6.2k, 5.7k, 5.3k resistance.

SRV Tiger Trio - 42AWG coil wire over AlNiCo 5 magnets, approximately 6.8k, 6.2k, 6.0k resistance.

Bengal Tiger SRV Strat® bridge pickup - want more Strat® bridge output and increased midrange? This Strat® bridge pickup uses taller .781" AlNiCo V rod magnets which allows lots more coil wire turn count, and that turns the bridge position into a smokin' afterburner of fat tone and output! This pickup is an option only for the SRV Tiger Set, or available as a single purchase (see further below). 42AWG coil wire over AlNiCo 5 magnets, approximately 9.5k resistance.

All Tiger Strat® bridge and neck pickups have a default North top polarity - the South needle of a magnetic compass will point to the top of these Tiger Strat® pickups. The Tiger Strat® middle pickup has a default South top polarity - the North needle of a magnetic compass will point to the top of this Tiger Strat® pickup - this allows for a parallel humbucking mode in the 2 and 4 Strat® pickup select positions. Polarity changes on any Tiger Strat® pickup is an option at no charge. AlNiCo rod magnets are never staggered. All coils are vacuum wax potted by default to greatly minimize mircrophonics. Light wax potting for increased harmonics (and microphonics *and* feedback!) is an option. Leads are black, yellow or ivory cloth covered "push up" stranded wire. 6-32 mounting screws and height rubber tubing included.

Shipping for each entire USA order is $7.00 USPS Priority. USPS International 1st Class is $10.00 for Canada and $15 for the rest of planet earth.

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Cavalier Tiger Strat® Pickups
Coil Potting
Pickup Covers
Pickguard Mounting Screws
Custom Options?


Tiger Strat® Single Pickup

Shipping for each entire USA order is $7.00 USPS Priority. USPS International 1st Class is $10.00 for Canada and $15 for the rest of planet earth.

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Cavalier Tiger Strat® Pickup
Coil Potting
Pickup Covers
Pickguard Mounting Screws
Coil Wind Direction & Top Polarity
Custom Options?


ELECTRIC P-BASS GUITAR PICKUPS

Cavalier '51 P-Bass - The single coil electric bass pickup that started it all for replacing the double string bass and giving rock and country the kick in the pants it sorely needed. 42AWG over A5 rod magnets for added volume and sweeping range of tone. About 9.5k dcr. Black (default) or ivory string (optional) wrapped, supplied with body mount screws and tubing. (NOTE: for Bronco, Musicmaster, or any pickguard mount bass pickup retrofits, pickguard mounting screws and tubing can be ordered as an option).

Shipping for each entire USA order is $7.00 USPS Priority. USPS International 1st Class is $10.00 for Canada and $15 for the rest of planet earth.




Cavalier '57 P-Bass - The next generation P-Bass pickup that's dual coil and humbucking. 42AWG over A5 rod magnets, about 11k dcr. Volume and tone to please the most discriminating P-Bass artist. Supplied with black plastic covers, body mount screws and neoprene cushion height pads.

Shipping for each entire USA order is $7.00 USPS Priority. USPS International 1st Class is $10.00 for Canada and $15 for the rest of planet earth.





All Cavalier bass pickups have a default North top polarity - the South needle of a magnetic compass will point to the top of most pickups. The '57 P-Bass pickup is dual coil with one coil built as RWRP, for series humbucking. Polarity changes on any Cavalier is an option at no charge. All coils are vacuum wax potted by default to greatly minimize mircrophonics. Light wax potting for increased harmonics (and microphonics) is an option. Leads are black, yellow or ivory cloth covered "push up" stranded wire. Black plastic covers for the '57 P-Bass included. Wood mounting screws and height rubber tubing or foam pads included.

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Choose Your Cavalier Bass Pickup
Coil Potting
Single Pickup Coil Wind Direction and Top Polarity
Custom Options?



Cavalier Pickups Build - Cavalier Tele®, Esquire®, Strat®, J-Bass®, '51 P-Bass® and '57 P-Bass® pickups are all built to respective vintage footprint specifications and all will properly fit into Fender® guitars and basses, or any guitars/basses built to Fender® pickup footprint specifications. I hand build all Cavalier pickups with vulcanized fiber board flatware, AlNiCo V or III or II magnets, hand guided 42AWG or 43AWG coil wire using a custom coil winding machine of my own build, with Red Lion infrared trigger and digital counter. The Lion bridge pickup has a steel base plate and its wire coil is wound with cotton string. The Lioness Tele® neck pickup wire coil is covered with black matte tape. The Lion King Tele® neck pickup has a choice of metal covers. The '51 P-Bass is cotton string wound. Tigers, '57 P-Bass and J-Bass use standard plastic covers as a default, or are black matte tape covered. All Cavaliers have cloth covered lead wire, and are vacuum wax potted (default). Light wax potting for increased harmonics (and microphonics!) is an option. After the bobbin has been assembled, the pressed-in magnets are further bonded with wicked-in thin CYAnoacrylate super glue for added bobbin strength.

Pickup Polarity and Wind Direction - Unless customer specified, the Lion is wound clockwise and is top North poled (a magnetic compass South needle will point to the pickup's top), the Lioness and Lion King Tele® neck pickups are wound counter-clockwise and are top South poled, and Tiger sets are wound with the middle pickup as reverse wound, reverse polarity (RWRP). Individual bass pickups are wound clockwise and are North polarized. The J-Bass bridge/neck set is RWRP, for parallel humbucking mode when both are selected.

Food for thought - opposites attract, so when you hold a magnetic compass in your hand, and you see the needle swing to point to the north end of mother earth, our earth's magnetic north pole is actually ... magnetic south!

Using a simple magnetic compass to check single coil pickup polarity ...

In the image below, the North needle of the compass points to the top of the Cavalier Lioness Tele neck pickup, showing that pickup as SOUTH top poled ...



In the image below, the South needle of the compass points to the top of the Cavalier Lion Tele bridge pickup, showing that pickup as NORTH top poled ...





As with most vintage style single coil pickups, the pickup height distance between the top of the pickup and the guitar strings is critical to tone - closer to the string for more volume and punch, further away for less volume and more acoustic sweetness.


WARRANTY - Cavalier Pickups warrants that its products are free from defects in materials and workmanship for LIFE (the original owner), and will repair or replace any part which (under normal installation and use) discloses such defects, if the product is returned to Cavalier Pickups with prepaid shipping charges, and provided that the product, upon examination by Cavalier Pickups, discloses that it is defective. This warranty does not extend beyond the original purchaser, nor to any Cavalier Pickups product which has been damaged by misuse, accident, incorrect wiring, improper installation, use in violation of the instructions, tampering, alteration or repair outside of our domain.

RETURNS - The Cavalier return policy is simple - there is NO return policy, unless there is a verified build defect (see Warranty). However, there is a 30 day swap allowed - return a pickup in both working and visual order, and no shortened leads, for another Cavalier pup of the same value. The fee for this service is $17 (which includes return shipping to you), and $10 for each additional return-for-swap pickup. DO NOT RETURN MERCHANDISE WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING CAVALIER PICKUPS. Communications is everything.


(Note - "Fender", "Tele", "Esquire", "Strat", "P-Bass", "J-Bass" are all copyrights of FMIC)






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Park Ridge, NJ 07656
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rob@cavalierpickups.com


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