Jason Lollar’s fascination with guitar tones can be traced back to the sound of early-‘60s (pre-CBS) Strats®. That was the benchmark he aimed for when creating our Sixty-Four™ Strat® pickup. When you hear them, we think you’ll agree he hit the mark! You get prominent midrange and clear top end with a piano-like attack.
Avg. DC: Neck 6.4K, Middle 6.5K, and Bridge 6.8K
Flat vs. Staggered Poles
As their names suggest, flat-pole pickups have all of the individual pole pieces set at the same height, whereas with staggered-pole pickups the pole pieces are set at different heights. Staggered-pole pickups were originally created to compensate for heavier string gauges—particulary wound 3rd strings.
If you’re unsure which to choose, we typically recommend flat poles rather than staggered. In most cases, flat-pole pickups will give you better string balance, as well as a little more presence, bass and output.