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Stratocaster® Replacement Pickup
Wound to vintage specs

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BS-DS (Bisonic/Darkstar/Starfire) Pickup
Bisonic / Darkstar / Starfire pickup made to vintage or your custom specs


I have been very anxious to release this pickup for quite some time. This is a faithful recreation of the Hagstrom Bisonic, Guild Starfire, and Darkstar pickup. I went to great expense and detail to do this one up right. Over the past years, I have had numerous requests to give this pickup the justice it deserves and resurrect it. Out of respect to Fred, I held off for several years to make sure the Darkstar was not coming back before moving in and investing the time and money for which this project required a lot of both.

It comes is 3 different string spacing

  • 15.6mm - Vintage Hagstrom Bisonic, Starfire, and Gibson
  • 17.4mm - Fender Pbass, and JazzBass neck
  • 19.0mm - The JazzBass bridge

    The specs on this vary greatly just let me know what you are wanting to achieve in tone and I can guide you. I also can make them calibrated set to pair with another pickup.

    Bisonic / Darkstar /Starfire pickup
    Parchment Bisonic
    Horsing around with color
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