This is a tutorial video to demonstrate the effect of adding the optional zinc-plated baseplates to Stratocaster coils.
We used a pair of identical Fender Custom Shop Relic Stratocasters, fitted with Bare Knuckle '63 Veneer Board pickups.
"Marking the change to a thinner rosewood 'veneer' board, the '63 Veneer Board set is based on some of the slightly hotter coils from'63 & '64 with the slightly smaller diameter Alnico V magnets. While veneer board Strats are usually brighter than slab board Strats, the hotter wind helps to add body to the tone while the smaller hand bevelled magnets focus the magnetism under the strings. With deeper bottom-end than the '59 Slab Board set and a more solid high-end, chords carry plenty of weight with a very full, piano-like ring to each note. As with both sets, the coils are scatter-wound with Heavy Formvar wire for wide frequency response and exceptional pick dynamics."
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