CS12 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 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 18 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 19 K-ohms will measure and sound the same as an or Truetone at 19 K-ohms.
Steeltronics utilizes on demand 3D printing for key components, therefore normal production time is 4 weeks for most orders.