Apache single coils are based on the rounder, fatter tones of the original ’54 to ’57 coils. They have a deep bottom end with a bell-like chime in the highs, and rich, wide, mid-range produce a crystal-clear clean tone without ever sounding harsh or thin.
Overdriven tones sound full and crunchy with plenty of body for single note work. Scatter-wound by hand with vintage correct Heavy Formvar wire, the bridge coil is wound a little hotter to give better balance across the set. The calibrated Alnico III magnets are hand-bevelled and set in fibre board flat work in either the original ’54 stagger with low G magnet, or the more common ’56 stagger. The low magnetic pull of the Apache allows for excellent dynamics and perfect intonation.