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CS10 Steel Guitar Pickup


This pickup is the classic style steel guitar single coil similar to Truetone, with the same 1/4 inch alnico magnets and 42 awg wire. Many people prefer this type of pickup for its pure vintage sound. The pickup body is 0.75 inch tall, and it’s a standard narrow mount baseplate, as used on Show Pro, ShoBud, Mullen, and others.

I have made a few design improvements over the typical way these have been made in the past, specifically:

-The bobbin is 3D printed as one piece and does not rely on glue for structural integrity
-The outer coil wire is clamped securely to prevent stress on the coil
-The coil is potted to reduce microphonics

These pickups will be wound to 17 K-ohms as standard, however I can wind the pickup to any desired resistance. Since the design is very similar to Truetone, a CS10 pickup wound to say 18 K-ohms will measure and sound the same as an or Truetone at 18 K-ohms.

CS Series pickups are available in white for an additional $10 each, note that you will have to add the white upcharge to the cart as another item in addition to the pickup itself.

Steeltronics utilizes on demand 3D printing for key components, therefore normal production time is 4 weeks for most orders.