These BlueBird pickups were designed in 2006 and have maintained the precise, exacting specifications and tone throughout production. The acclaimed BlueBird J1s are a meticulously crafted set of single coil electric guitar pickups, exuding vintage note bloom and warmth. Their addictive woody sound, evocative of true vintage sets, imparts a rich and detailed tone, with a subtle hint of glassiness on the top end for a perfectly playable sound. The bridge pickup, resembling those found in the best sounding 50s and 60s Strats, delivers a full and playable tone without the harshness associated with overwoundpickups. The BlueBirds boast that hard to acquire, woody and glassy bloom, commonly only heard in the most sought-after vintage sets.
Considered by many to be the closest thing to a true vintage Strat pickup, the BlueBirds have been made with the same specifications and tone for over a decade. Thousands of players from around the world have chosen the BlueBirds for their clarity and note bloom. The BlueBird J1s are an investment in tone, offering a decade-proven, vintage-inspired, airy and woody sound that enhances the overall sound of your guitar, pedals and amps.
Delicate High-End Detail and Bloom.
Crystal Clear Clean Tones with No Harshness or “Ice-Pick” Top End.
Hear Significantly Improved Performance from Drive and Fuzz Pedals.
Staggered AlNoCo V Magnets.
Vintage Spec Heavy Formvar 42 AWG Wire.
Scatter Wound on Custom Winding Machines.
Extended Low End.
Fits 7.25″ to 12″ Radius Neck.
More clarity from fuzz and drive tones
As used by Jesse Davey and Many Others.
A Set of 3 Carefully Balanced Strat Pickups. Neck, Middle, Bridge.
Hand Bevelled Pole Pieces.
Supplied with Waxed Cloth Wire.
Custom Mix Wax Potted to Reduce Microphonic Feedback.
Upgraded Bobbins for Longevity and Robustness.
Boxed with Screws and Fixings.
Ships With ‘Vintage White’ Pickup Covers.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
NECK – 5.8k
MIDDLE – 5.7k
BRIDGE – 5.6k
About the Builder
Jesse’s lifelong devotion to crafting the perfect guitar pickup has led to the creation of the BlueBird J1s, widely considered the premier choice for professional and discerning musicians. With over thirty years of experience, starting at the age of 16 with hand-made wooden bobbins and a modified drill press led him to develop more complex and precise pickups winding equipment. Through the years of experimentation and design changes led to deep understanding of pickup design and manufacturing. Jesse’s relentless pursuit of excellence has resulted in pickups of unparalleled quality. Now utilizing custom-made winding machines, Jesse’s dedication and meticulous attention to detail have resulted in a set of single coil Strat pickups that rival the best true vintage sets.