American Metal Pickup for Strat®

(5 customer reviews)


Handmade in the USA to order!!
Boldly wound for a sizzling hot Strat® tone!!
Singles are $40 each or Calibrated Sets for $110

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An amazing hand crafted set designed for Strat® players who love metal tone. A power pickup with the tone and balance of a Strat®. Beefy mids at all positions and features a high gain bridge and screaming neck and middle. Perfect for any shred session or intense powerful crunch or grinding riffs.

The neck and middle, closer in output but well calibrated. The mids are stronger and are balanced with a nice top end blend for thicker leads and bigger bottom end. The sound will be hot, powerful with a nice thick beefy tone.

The bridge is a beast and wound close to 14k. It features ample power for screaming bridge work, leads or chunky riffs. Pumped with mids, this is not your dainty vintage 50s bridge.

The set offers a perfect amount of power for those who like to go direct into high gain amps without using pedals for increased juice and power.

Great for most heavier styles including metal, shred, punk, and hot blues!


  • Neck @ 9K
  • Middle RW/RP @ 10K
  • Bridge @ 13.75K
  • Enamel Copper Wire
  • Alnico V Magnets
  • Black Fiber Bobbins
  • Cloth Push Back Leads
  • Installations Instructions and Screws
  • Wax Potted

Additional information

Weight 1.0 lbs

5 reviews for American Metal Pickup for Strat®

  1. peter allen (verified owner)

    I am very impressed, clarity, quack, character, takes distortion and overdrive well. I want to buy more Planet Tone offerings! Excellent product very pleased with my purchase.

  2. Greg Walton (verified owner)

    I thought I was taking a chance on these pickups because honestly I stumbled upon them. I was looking at getting a set of bareknuckle pickups but I’m super happy I went with these. The full throttle is definitely a rock and roll pickup it is extremely full and fat for my purpose it was perfect. It has meaty miss so it’s not a scooped metal pickup but is amazing. The American metal is hands down the best single coil I’ve played, again it’s nice and full and clear. The blues heritage neck is what it says nice buttery blues sound but you get so much more with it.. The only downfall I have found is that now I have to replace pickups in at least 2 more guitars because in comparison they no longer sound acceptable to me (I use to think they were pretty darn good)

  3. Giancarlo Cellini (verified owner)

    I’m using these in the middle position of an HSH setup between a JAZZ (N) and JB (B) and it sounds great. This was a recommendation after i posed the question to Planet tone staff through their contact form. I have about 5 sets of Planet Tone pickups and i would buy them any day over SD and DM of twice the price. BEST VALUE in pickups… period!

  4. Raul (verified owner)

    These are simply awesome pickups,just what my guitar needed,they got that metal edge needed to take you to the next level.Highly recommended!

  5. Raul (verified owner)

    Awesome pick up for that piercing highs and those melodic lows in hard rock/ metal!

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