The S-Deluxe models are the Strat™-equivalent to our dual blade Danny Gatton Tele pickups. Two models are available; one for the bridge position and the other for the neck and middle positions.
The tone of the S-Deluxe is absolutely Strat™ in character, but with greatly expanded fidelity and a balanced frequency response. Of course, hum and noise are completely eliminated. These pickups are incredibly sensitive, giving you a wide range of tones and output levels simply by adjusting the distance of the pickup from the strings.
With S-Deluxe pickups, the "in-between" positions are wonderfully hollow, and the bridge pickup has the strength, snap, and twang typically experienced only in Telecasters.™ The unique staggered double blade design of the bridge pickup, common to all JBE single-coil sized bridge pickups, eliminates drop-outs on the outer strings.
All S-Deluxe pickups are designed to fit standard Strat body routs with no modifications to the instrument. The pickups utilize 4 conductor shielded cable to allow for any possible wiring combination and are supplied with wiring diagrams and mounting hardware to facilitate installation.
And finally available after many requests are White S-Deluxe pickups. Computer screen colors are often misleading so the color you see on your screen may not accurately reflect the true color of the pickup which can be best described as a something akin to "White Chocolate" with a white finish that is not stark or bright. The white color looks great against a white perloid, black and even pure white pickguard. The materials for these pickups cost more, but the price is the same as our standard black.
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Want thicker tone from your Strat’s bridge pickup? The traditional way to coax a thicker tone from the bridge position is to use a full-sized humbucker in the bridge position or use some heavily over-wound pickup that muddies and sucks the life from your Strat.
Now, there are two solutions to the need for thicker bridge pickup tones that not only preserve great Strat tone but also delivers the Tone, Punch and Response that is JBE Pickups™.
Solution #1: Introducing The S-Deluxe Chunky Bridge Pickup.
The S-Deluxe Chunky is a thicker sounding variant of our S-Deluxe bridge pickup. It fits inside a standard Strat body and delivers just the right amount of extra thickness that Strat players have been asking for. And, unlike full-sized humbuckers or heavily over-wound ‘fat’ Strat pickups from other pickup companies, the S-Deluxe Chunky does not take you outside the city limits of Strat-ville. One JBE artist called the S-Deluxe Chunky “a turbo-charger” for his bridge pickup that still allows him to get credible Strat bridge and in-between tones but with a heavier feel.
The S-Deluxe Chunky is available either individually or in a value priced/packaged S-Deluxe Chunky Set, and in your choice of black or white.
Want even fatter Strat tones...?
Solution #2: S-Deluxe HSS or HSH Set
The best solution for fat Strat tone is a dual-mode HB Two/Tone™ pickup in the bridge and/or neck positions. The HB Two/Tone™ not only delivers noise free humbucker tone in its humbucker mode, but it can also be switched - on the fly- back to its alternate single-coil-sound. Now, you can create the fat Strat of your liking while still preserving the option to return to your Strat’s native SSS pickup configuration, at the flick of a switch. All JBE pickups and switching are noiseless.
The fat Strat HB Two/Tone™ approach requires complimentary body routes or a “bathtube” route for the full-sized HB Two/Tone™ pickup(s) . The S-Deluxe Chunky fits all standard Strat single coil pickup body routes.