Amalfitano SP Pickups
Our tester delivered a glowing review praising the Amalfitano’s evenness in volume while switching from neck to bridge, the result of winding the pickups to different values. He also loved their ability to consistently deliver nearly perfect Strat tones, damn the knob placement. Featuring scatter-winding, described on Amalfitano’s website as a “hand-wound, non-uniform, wire layering technique,” the SPs offer up more response to dynamic input and a glorious vintage tone. The reviewer suggested the SPs as a replacement for a Strat with an anemic bridge pickup, opining that the Amalfitano bridge unit veers scarily close to Tele territory. If the bridge position is this good, you know neck and middle have to be phenomenal.