MAGNET – Alnico 5 poles
Scatterwound and RW/RP for inbetween middle position hum cancelling_
Neck – 6.47K ohms
Middle – 6.49K ohms
Bridge – 6.49K ohms
Having already tested out a few Entwistle pickups, and being a fan of their models with Neodymium magnets (see previous blog posts) I was quite curious about these “vintage spec’d” offerings. As most people are aware, replacement/aftermarket single coil sets available from various manufacturers today varies from …not very little to …over $100+ per pickup.
How do these fare and how much value for money do you get for around $100AUD a set?
Very well….and you can place these in the “absolute value/bang for buck” category.
All 3 pickups are nicely balanced and provide everything i love (and hate) about a Strat, from the nice warm and soft low end, sparkling crystal highs, mid range quack …to the bright cutting treble.
Compared to the slightly hotter Entwistle XS62N (review here https://electricpickupartist.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/entwistle-xs62n-noiseless-single-coil-set/) the AS57 are just a tad bit brighter and cutting, but any adjustments to the top end can be rolled off or adjusted with your guitars tone control (seperate tone control for the bridge pickup = icepick to the forehead lifesaver on all strats IMO)
Demo sounds –