Amalfitano Pickups / The '62 Set / 2010's / Guitar

The '62 set utilizes slightly larger diameter Alnico 3 grade magnets than the VS set. They have a calibrated vintage magnet stagger that is reminiscent of the 60's Strat pickups They're wound with correct gauge Formvar Magnetic wire to approximately 6.2K ohms for all three pickups. The '62 set is also non RWRP in order to retain it's vintage vibe. Once installed, balancing this set requires a height adjustment stagger for all three having the bridge pickup closer to the strings than the neck pickup, and the middle pickup somewhere in-between the other two.   All Amalfitano Pickup Strat sets are assembled using vintage color-coded cloth covered wire leads and are lightly wax potted to reduce the chance of microphonics.  

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Jerry Amalfitano
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Did you ever want your guitar to sound better?

I was frustrated by the flat response mine had. I went through a lot of name brand pickups which got to be expensive.

Several years ago, I purchased a used guitar that had come with one dead pickup. I decided to dissect it to see if I could repair it. After constructing a simple winder, I had it rewound and working. Everyone that heard the guitar commented how good that pickup sounded.

I then discovered and researched the basics about hand winding pickups.

When pickup construction is automated, the thin magnetic wire is wound around the bobbin very uniformly, similar to the appearance of a brand new spool of sewing thread. The pickup then inherits a somewhat lifeless, sterile sounding property that one is unaware of until you A/B it with a properly hand-wound pickup.

The hand-wound, non-uniform, wire layering technique known as scatter-winding affects the musical characteristics of the pickup, submitting itself to a broader spectrum of frequencies and harmonics.

Once you experience AMALFITANO PICKUPS, you'll never want to use "off the shelf" brands again.

Because I am a custom pickup maker, I can produce an infinite variety of "Builds" which means that my pickups can be tailored to suit your guitar and amp configuration.

About Me

I am a native New Yorker and together with my wife, relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 1995. We purchased a new house, and in 1999 were blessed with a beautiful son.

I started fiddling with guitars in 1972 and today I build, repair them and have about 23 in my collection. I maintain all of my guitars, some of which are newer originals and some are older vintage ones. I've improved six of them by installing my own pickups and am very satisfied with their tone. I consider myself fortunate to have the knowledge and ability to build custom pickups.

I have been in the technical field of commercial aviation since 1983 and apply this professional discipline and experience to my customers needs. I have the capabilities to custom-build a guitar pickup to meet your specific requirements.

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