Brierley Guitar Pickups take on vintage and modern style Strat pickups. Great tones with a nod to the past.
The Rebellion Strat set evolved from the Big Red Rock set of several years ago. They have been refined and tweaked along the way. Hot wound pickup using Alnico 2 (A2) magnets. Comes standard with flat poles. Check out YouTube video demo's: Brett Kingman Rebellion video
This is a set that was decided on after a discussion with Brett Kingman and Ray Carlton from Carlton guitars. The Bridge pickup is a hotter wind, while the middle pickup is based on a mid 60's type grey bottom Strat pickup and is wound with Plain Enamel wire. The neck is my Warm Vintage neck pickup. Check out Youtube video demo: Brett Kingman Numbcaster
The Sweet Tones set are moderate output. They use Alnico 2 (A2) magnets and are available in flat or staggered. Check out Brett "Burgs" Kingman's Youtube video clip of the Sweet Tones set.
The new Brierley VO-2 (Vintage Output, Alnico 2) is a low-moderate output set of pickups and part of the exciting new Brierley "Steadfast" range of pickups. They are CNC wound with poly wire onto Alnico 2 magnet loaded bobbins and made one at a time right here in South Australia from the same high quality parts as my other strat pickups.
These have been out "prototyping" with several gigging guitarists and feedback from them has been very very positive. Check out Youtube video demo: Brett Kingman VO-2
Sister City Greys, these are a custom set built with input from the customer, an early 60's type neck and middle with a hotter bridge, grey bottom flatwork was requested as was the relicing/aging.
Sister City Blues sets are coming soon... Why "Sister City"? Well Austin, Texas is a Sister City to Adelaide. I thought it was a nice touch!
Vintage 1954 type set with oversized hand beveled Alnico 3 (A3) magnets. Heavy formvar wire is wound to typical early 50's type output. Full sounding vintage tones with slightly rounded high end. These pickups nail that early strat tone.
Early 60's style with 42 AWG heavy formvar wire. Scattered hand wind. Staggered Alnico 5 magnets set in fibre flatwork. Slightly warmer & darker than the Vintage 50's set.
Based on a late 50's set that were warmer sounding than usual (the guitar came in for a set up). I copied the gauss, output and DCR. Wound with Heavy Formvar on to hand beveled degaussed Alnico magnets using vintage type flatwork. A great set if you want slightly less high end, like a set that has had thousands of hours of use.
Wound with Plain Enamel wire onto degaused Alnico 5 magnets set into grey bottom flatwork, these have a slightly more direct sound than the vintage 60's type and Warm Vintage sets.
Late 60's style with 42 AWG plain enamel wire. Hand wound to late 60's specs. Staggered Alnico 5 magnets set in grey bottom fibre bobbins.
Alnico 5 magnets for a bright punchy tone. Vintage construction. Hand scatter wound with modern poly wire.
Modern Vintage set with Alnico 3 magnets, with slightly less treble and attack than the Alnico 5s. Vintage construction. Hand scatter wound with modern poly wire. For DEMO see HERE.
Modern Vintage set with Alnico 2 magnets for a sweet warm tone. Vintage construction. Hand scatter wound with modern poly wire.
Modern Vintage set with using Alnico 5 magnets for bottom 3 strings (EAD) and Alnico 2 ones for the top 3 (GBE), in each pickup. Sweet highs with crisp bottoms.
Custom sets available in Alnico 2, 3 or 5 magnets with hotter winds available on request.
All sets above can be ordered hand aged & reliced.
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