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Surf 90 is our version of the classic 1950's Rockabilly pickup. We were
trying to get the big, fullbodied "Dearmond Dynasonic" sound, with a
richer low end and a crisp, tight, dynamic high end.
Oh yeah- it's gotta fit into ANY standard humbucker mounting slot.
the old Dynasonics sounded fabulous, but their complicated "Elevator"
mechanism for adjusting the alnico rod magnets height is very large,
making it impossible to mount in a humbucker equipped guitar, in many
cases, without serious routing. (not to mention kind of expensive to
No such problem with the Surf 90s- they fit! The
magnetically charged A2 rods have no stagger to them, and we find this
to be ideal for most modern string sets. The small nickel plated steel
adjusting screws can be raised or lowered to provide correct string
balance. We've spaced the bridge at 52mm and the neck at 50mm- With the
extra large 6.5mm Slugs- this means the Surf 90s can easily accommodate
string spacing as narrow as 47mm and as wide as 56mm. That's everything
from a Harmony Meteor to a Floyd Equipped Strat.
We've wound them
full and firm, but decidedly vintage. Bridge pickups are 7.8K, neck
pickups are 7.2K. The result is a warm and VERY rich single coil sound-
not unlike the bigness of a P90 soapbar, but without the amp searing
midrange. The Surf 90s have a relaxed, harmonically rich midrange with a
crisp but never harsh high end. These are spectacular for 50's
rockabillyamazing at surfy 60s stuffdynamic and snappy enough to do a
convincing Hendrix vibebig bodies and rich enough to drive a Marshall
head for a very articulate classic rock sound.
I think you'll
find the quality on the Surf 90 is equal to that of ANY handwound pickup
out there. We use non-magnetic German Silver baseplates, chromed German
Silver shells, USA made plain enamel coil wire, USA made push-back
braided leads, genuine fiber bobbin formers and the whole shebang is
carefully potted in genuine beeswax. The neck Surf 90s are Reverse
Wound/Reverse Polarity, so when both pickups are on at the same time
you have a true humbucking setup.
You get the complete install kit, pickup, black trim ring, screws and springs.
Listen to the Surf 90:Surf 90 Bridge