Recommended for all positions, or bridge position with standard single coils in neck & middle.
Some players find the traditional Strat bridge pickup sound clear and sparkling, while others think it’s almost painfully bright. You know who you are, and the FS-1 is for you. It’s louder (about 25% more power) than a stock single-coil, and smoother and fatter-sounding all ’round. When you combine the FS-1 in the bridge with Class of ’55s or Blue Velvet in the middle and neck, you’ll have a guitar with calibrated, balanced tone in all five switch positions. For a bigger, more aggressive sound all around, you can also install FS-1 pickups in all three positions.
The FS-1 isn’t designed with a vintage sound in mind, but if you’re trying to get a blues sound from the bridge position of a maple-neck Strat, you’ll be very happy with the extra mids and bass, and the sound still cleans up when the volume is rolled down.