The Equilibrium series is made with a blend of Alnico 5 and Alnico 2 magnets that gives a smoother, more balanced tone than traditional Strat pickups. Alnico 5 rod magnets used under the E-A-D bass strings provide a crisp, punchy, well defined low end. The Alnico 2 magnets under G-B-e treble strings have a softer attack and warmer tone to smooth out the high end and reduce harshness associated with some single coil pickups.
They are available in 2 versions. Classic and Modern. Both versions are built on a 70's style bobbin with gray bottom fiberboard flatwork, smaller diameter Alnico rod magnets, and vintage style push-back cloth covered hookup wire.
Equilibrium Modern pickups are wound with a polyurethane-nylon coated magnet wire. They have a smooth, balanced tone with less high frequency peaks than the Classic version. These pickups have a sweet, rich tone and they handle higher gain overdrive well without getting too fizzy or harsh.
Magnet Type = Alnico 5 / Alnico 2 hybrid
Bridge DC resistance = 6.1k
Middle DC resistance = 5.8k
Neck DC resistance = 5.5k
5-way demo of the Equilibrium Classics starting with the neck pickup and working down through the other positions ending on the bridge pickup.
Equilibrium Modern set clean and overdriven mix demo showcasing rhythm and lead playing of all 3 pickups in different settings.
Rock mix of the Equilibrium Modern set showcasing rhythm and lead playing of all 3 pickups in different settings.