Classic Blues

Singles £30
Sets £80

In the 60s Strat pickups changed - they got a bit hotter, the magnet quality improved and started to provide a bit more snap and attack. The Classic Blues set from Tonerider nails these late 60's tones, whilst also offering the benefits of a calibrated wind for more even volume balance across all five positions. The grey fibreboard flatwork completes the 60's look. Due to advances in string technology and the wider range of modern guitar necks, the City Limits set uses our unique "Modified Vintage Stagger" polepiece magnet array allowing for near perfect string-to-string balance on the greatest range of instruments possible. The famous "Greybottom" tone, look and feel has never been easier to get.

Options & Spacing

Covers: All singles and sets come with white covers as standard. Any Fender compatible cover can be used (52.4mm, or 2 1/16in).

Polepiece Spacing: All position are 52.4mm, or 2 1/16in, just like the originals.

Classic Blues Video Guides

Classic Blues - Clean

Classic Blues - Dirty

Classic Blues - Mesa Dual Rec

Classic Blues and Alnico II Classic

Player Feedback

"I have been through a fair whack of Seymour Duncans, Dimarzio and Fender pickups before I found these and must say that I am happiest with the sound of the toneriders...sure noiseless would be a plus, but hey, hendrix never had noiseless pickups and he did ok...Overall a great pickup from a great company...and I will be replacing the pickups in my other strat with these as well!"
"These have a bit more punch than the stock, which is a plus. they are well balanced set. I think one reason they sound more powerful is that the harmonic spectrum and/or frequency response is much broader and more complex; they are very musical."
"A friend installed these for me on my custom built Warmoth strat. The blues designation put me off at first. I thought they might be like Texas style hot. While they do have more output and my guitar is louder, it retains the beautiful vintage strattiness I so dearly love. These are wonderful sounding pickups. These pickups are quality all the way around."

Tech Specs

Classic Blues Neck

Model TRS3N
Magnets Alnico 5 Rod
DCR 6.1k
Inductance 2.6H
Stagger TR Modified Vintage
Hookup Wire Vintage Braid
Winding Direction Clockwise

Classic Blues Middle

Model TRS3M
Magnets Alnico 5 Rod
DCR 6.2k
Inductance 2.7H
Stagger TR Modified Vintage
Hookup Wire Vintage Braid
Winding Direction Counter-Clockwise

Classic Blues Bridge

Model TRS3B
Magnets Alnico 5 Rod
DCR 6.8k
Inductance 3.3H
Stagger TR Modified Vintage
Hookup Wire Vintage Braid
Winding Direction Clockwise