What you get is a unique combination of Strat bounciness and Dano crispness. The tone is sharp and jangly and is great for all types of clean tone rhythm playing. Leads have a snarly breakup when overdriven and are full of gritty brilliance.
The middle position pickup is reverse wound, reverse polarity, which will give you hum canceling operation when combined with the neck or bridge pickups in positions 2 and 4.
Hand built in Santa Barbara, CA, the Lipstick Tube uses an Alnico 5 bar magnet, and a classic looking Danelectro style Lipstick Tube cover that has been slightly reduced in size to fit a Strat slot. We have also modified the mounting bracket so that it mounts like any other Stratocaster pickup. Comes with 2-conductor shielded lead wire, and is vacuum wax potted for squeal free operation.
The same materials, construction and tone as our Danelectro replacement but modified as a standard-sized Stratocaster pickup.