Fender Custom Shop Fat 50s Single Coil Neck Pickup


The Fender Custom Shop Fat 50's single coil is an iconic pickup which can be found on guitars like the Fender American Standard Stratocaster. Originally designed after the much loved original 50's pickups though modified for a bit of modern punch this neck pickup is sure to impress when you turn up to your next gig.

The Tone

This pickup has slightly scooped mids which is perfect for the neck position. This keeps your sound warm without any harsh frequencies poking though. Great for lead sections as well as beautiful clean tones this 6k pickup works wonderfully in any stratocaster for a wide range of different vintage styles.

The Modern Twist

The original 50's pickups were quite low output which meant that they didn't break up quite as quickly as some would hope. Nowadays we expect our pickups to break up quite soon so this pickup has a slightly boosted output and enhanced bass response to make sure it works amazingly with more modern amp and pedal setups.

Here's what Fender say about the Fender Custom Shop 50's Neck Pickup

Fender Custom Shop Fat '50s Strat pickups deliver the single-coil 1950s Stratocaster sound you know and love. Hot-rodded wiring design delivers enhanced bass response and an extra shot of 21st-century attitude.


Tonal Characteristics
Formvar magnet wire adds brightness and glassiness
Staggered hand-beveled polepieces balance output across every string
Alnico 5 magnets add more focus and enhanced dynamics

Product Details
Period-correct cloth wire and fiber bobbin construction

  • Output Rating (Bass/Mid/Treble):  Neck:  5/5/6
  • DC Resistance:  Neck:  6.0k ohms
  • Inductance:  Neck:  2.4 henries


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