Phat Cat, Nickel Cover

Phat Cat, Nickel Cover
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Item #: SPH901
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Application
Authentic P-90 sound in a humbucker retrofit size pickup. Recommended for country, jazz, blues, rockabilly, classic rock and heavy rock.

Description
Originally developed in the Custom Shop for Hamer® Guitars, a Phat Cat is an actual single-coil P-90 Soapbar that fits under a humbucker cover and drops into humbucker-equipped guitars. The tone is big and fat, er, phat. It uses two Alnico 2 magnets for more sustain and softer attack. Also, the metal covers provide more shielding and noise reduction than standard soapbar covers. Comes with single-conductor hookup cable.

Complete setup
Available for both neck and bridge positions in a balanced set. The neck pickup is RW/RP relative to the bridge for hum-free performance when both pickups are used together.

Guitars
For use in any humbucker-equipped guitar. Works especially well in balanced instruments with rosewood, ebony or maple fingerboards.

Available mods
Choose nickel plated or gold plated cover (included).

Players
Tom Dumont / No Doubt, Bill Frisell, Steve Pedulla / Thursday

Cable: Single Conductor
DC Resistance: Neck: 7.98 k, Bridge: 8.49 k
Resonant Peak: Neck: 6.3 KHz, Bridge: 6.05 KHz
Magnet: Alnico II Bar
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by Alex
on 5/5/2013
Awesome addition to a Tele
I got this to replace the stock neck pickup in my Fender American Standard Telecaster.

The tone is great: thick, raw and snarling just like a regular P90. Adds a little darker element to the Tele without getting as full and dark as a regular humbucker. Given that the music I enjoy listening to (and trying to learn to play) is primarily classic rock, blues, and country (ish) it's a perfect fit.

The one downside is that it's much louder than the remaining stock bridge pickup. The sounds blend rather nicely in the middle switch position, but switching from bridge to neck requires a dial-down on the volume knob. Definitely not a problem with the Phat Cat, and there are various ways of dealing with that anyway.

Definitely worth the price if you're looking for a P90 sound and don't want to get all power-toolsy on your guitar.
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