Antiquity Texas Hot Strat Set from Seymour Duncan

Seymour Duncan Antiquity Texas Hot Strat Set

Seymour Duncan’s Antiquity Texas Hot Strat Set provides outstanding tone in the vein of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix. Hot, but not too aggressive, with plenty of chime and sparkle. Special degaussed Alnico 2 magnets soften the treble just a bit and keep the high notes under control. These pickups are hand-built and wound with a vintage style north polarity like the originals. Continuing in the vintage tradition, the pickups are lacquered and potted in black paraffin wax. This is not just the vintage way; rather, it protects the windings and does its part to reduce interference and microphonic feedback.

Each of the Alnico magnets is hand ground and expertly calibrated to deliver just the right tone. Further, the bridge pickup is calibrated to match the neck pickup in volume. Also, in the complete Antiquity Texas Hot for Strat Set, the middle pickup is reverse-wired, to allow noise cancellation in the second and fourth positions. One of the most unique things about these pickups is that they are each aged magnetically and cosmetically to really drive in that vintage sound.

Ed Malaker Our resident electronics wizard came by his skills honestly — first as an apprentice in his father’s repair shop, later as a working musician and (most recently) as a sound designer for film. His passion for guitar led him to Humbucker Soup, where he continues to decode the wonders of wiring and the vicissitudes of voltage. Ed has never taken his guitar to a shop — he already knows how to fix it.