Vintage Strat

Bridge Pickup Samples

Neck Pickup Samples

Neck Pickup Warm -
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Neck Pickup Clean -
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Neck Pickup Hot -
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Neck Pickup Industrial Strength -
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Bridge Pickup Clean -
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Bridge Pickup Warm -
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Bridge Pickup Hot -
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Bridge Pickup Industrial Strength -
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Black Ice can be configured for just a touch of grit (POLITE), a more aggressive grind (WARM and HOT), or a raw distortion that borders on 60s flavored fuzz (INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH) with most pickups*. Choose your pickup type from the menu above and use the samples to find the wiring configuration that best suits your playing style.

All sound samples were recorded using a blackface Fender Deluxe Reverb, mic’d with a Shure SM57, and Black Ice set to max. A small SWR Combo Amp was used for Bass Samples.

*Black Ice will generate less distortion with vintage-style low output single coil pickups and some bass pickups. POLITE wiring configuration not recommended for these pickups.