Comes in Black only and Black and Cream colors
The Super 7114 was a design request from a high school buddy. The brilliant thing about about social media is the immediate re-magnetization of old friends particularly friends who shared great moments preparing for the high school talent contest.
My friend was thrilled to hear that I was making guitar pickups. We discussed his guitar heroes and from there I went to work on his very own personal pickup. "Dude! You nailed it!" was what the email read after he installed the Supper 7114.
I loaded 7114 into my HSS Strat and followed it up with two of my signature Magic Strat single coil pickups. I also added a .047 orange drop capacitor and upgraded the tone and volume pots to 500k's.
What I got were 5 amazing and distinctively different sounds out of what was a pretty cool Strat. Now all my friends want to play my Strat when they come over to jam.
It's true! When I first designed this pickup my intension was to use it alone, kind of like how Eddie did it. One afternoon I sold one lead single coil pickup to neighborhood friend and I was stuck with one reverse wound middle pickup and single neck pickup. I pulled out the stock (disconnected) pickups, added 500k pots and a .047Ohm Orange Drop capacitor. HOLY COW!!!
In the first position (lead) it's clear, upfront, bright and when I struck the strings with a little more energy I hard a wonderful distortion. It was just mind blowing.
I wired the second position to have the the middle Magic Strat pickup out of phase with the Super 7114. I was thrown back to a perfect 70's funk <<SQUAWNK>>. Thin with funky purity.
The middle position reaped a sweet, clear, Bluesy sound. It was almost like striking a piano key. And again when I added a little more energy the magical distortion fills the air.
The third position was also wired out of phase and produced a thicker funk <<SQUAWNK>> that is wonderful for those moments of repeated riffs to make a subtle change in tone.
And finally the fifth and probably my most favorite position with the pickup selector activates the neck pickup. I thought of greats like Stevie and Knopfler.
I jam a lot with friends throughout Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan and I play in a couple bands. This gives me great opportunity to test my pickups out and seek opinions. When you buy a Sound Laboratories pickup you know that each one is handmade (scatter-wound), tested and made with love and experience.
The Super 7114 Lead Pickup is wound with so much wire you may have to make pick guard opening lager.
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Enjoy the video demonstration.