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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 or string wrap, pickguard or body mounting screws and tubing. A favorite for the neck position in a Tele®!

Tiger Strat® Trio Pickups Sets ...

50's Tiger
42AWG coil wire over AlNiCo 5 magnets, approximately B/5.8k, M/5.7k, N/5.3k

60's SRV Tiger
42AWG coil wire over AlNiCo 5 magnets, approximately B/7.2k, M/6.2k, N/6.0k

Bengal Tiger 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. 42AWG coil wire over AlNiCo 5 magnets, approximately 9.5k resistance.

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 machine screws, or body wood screws, and height rubber tubing included.

Shipping for each entire USA order is $9.00 USPS Priority. USPS International 1st Class is $13.00 for Canada and $17 for the rest of planet earth.

Pickups are built and shipped within four business days.
Payment accepted via PayPal for both cash and credit cards - email for money order or check payments.

Choose your Cavalier Strat Pickup
Coil Potting
Coil Wind Direction & Top Polarity
Mounting Options
Custom Options?

Cavalier Pickups Build - Cavalier Strat® pickups are all built to respective vintage footprint specifications and all will properly fit into Fender® guitars or any guitars built to Fender® pickup footprint specifications. I hand build Cavalier Strat® pickups with vulcanized fiber board flatware, AlNiCo V magnets, hand guided 42AWG coil wire using a custom coil winding machine of my own build, with Red Lion infrared trigger and digital counter. 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.

For mating with an existing pickup or pickuips, use 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). 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)

Cavalier Pickups
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58 Linden Avenue
Park Ridge, NJ 07656

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