Caliber 6064 WVS
$68.99 – $198.99
Wilkinson’s Caliber 6064 WVS pickups capture vintage tone with slightly higher output, ideal for clean and driven tones in the styles of Clapton, Knopfler and Gallagher.
Crafted by hand, the Caliber 6064 WVS range utilises 4.8mm Alnico V Pole-pieces for a traditional voice with plenty of sparkle and a balanced tonal range. Once assembled with fibre top and bottom plates and magnets installed we lacquer dip and air dry the pickup assembly before winding. AWG .42 gauge Formvar wire is then wound on the bobbins to our specific settings, a further air dried lacquer coating is applied to the coil to prevent feedback from coil movement.
Available individually or as a set, the Caliber 6064 WVS pickups feature slightly chamfered staggered pole pieces for a balanced string response, our WVS middle pickup is reverse wound/reverse polarity for hum cancellation.
Trev Wilkinson’s induction into music was through the tones of what we now call iconic or legendary players, the sounds these artists produced inspired Trev’s playing and also his future in music.
While Hank Marvin’s use of vibrato peaked the young inventor’s interest in a device that would become such an integral part of the Wilkinson brand, the tone and sound created by Clapton, Beck, Green and other influential players was a massive influence as were the instruments and components that created these tones.
The R series of pickups is the result of years of listening to pickups, time spent with legendary inventors such as Seth Lover and Leo Fender discussing all aspects about sound, materials and production methods, add these ingredients to hours and hours of testing and tweaking and you have the R series, our finest pickups.
$68.99 – $198.99