WVCR Caliber 5761
$98.99 – $220.00
Wilkinson’s Vintage Classic R Series Caliber 5761 WVC utilises all the knowledge we have garnered from producing pickups for over two decades, to give you a vintage authentic reproduction of the classic PAF humbucker from the late 1950’s.
Featuring “Rough cast” Alnico V long magnets with .42 AWG elektrasola wire and nickel silver backing plates and covers, the Caliber 5761 WVC comes in both neck and bridge position models, for vintage correctness the Caliber 5761 WVC humbuckers are not wax potted and are both 50mm spaced between centres with maple spacers inserted under the slug coils, braid shielding and push back cotton sleeves.
A true original style humbucker the Caliber 5761 WVC is not designed to be overpowering or artificial in its reproduction of volume or tone, but designed as the original PAF pickup to remove the hum and reproduce a clear and undistorted voice.
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.
$98.99 – $220.00