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Here’s a link to a review of Evil Sheep “‘59/‘63” Strat pickups by the very talented Thor Oliverson on his “Guitars & Gizmos” YouTube channel. Guitars & Gizmos does high audio quality reviews/discussion relating to everything guitar.
Well worth subscribing to his channel.

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Another demo, once again by Dave Simpson, of some Evil "Sheep '55's" which are a lower dc resistance pre-1956 style S-Type pickup using a period correct stagger. They retain some warmth and low end whilst being very responsive to pick attack for a classic vintage tone.
There's a long intro on thi...

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Here's a demo of the "Texas-Irish Sheep On Tour" S-Type set from 2017 by the very talented Dave Simpson.
This set has a higher output than most other Evil Sheep S-Type sets, whilst retaining clarity and dynamics. This can be useful when needing to swap guitars or if running direct into a tube amp...

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a year ago
Just a few of the Evil Sheep equipped custom builds that have left the workshop. Superb tone - amazing flexibility with specs and such good value for money.
- leighton j
7 months ago
Mark really knows his stuff. Listened to what I wanted and wound me the perfect set of pickups equal to if not better than sets that have cost me twice the price. And within 10 days of ordering, they were in my hands. Just superb!! 👍
- david k
a year ago
Discussed my requirements with Mark, settled on Strat 55s they deliver on output, tone , balance and string separation. Not only do they sound the business they look it as well. Good communication throughout and speedy turnaround. Excellent service.
- David T

Handwound Single Coil Guitar Pickups

EVIL SHEEP® HAND WOUND PICKUPS SUITABLE FOR STRATOCASTER® AND TELECASTER® TYPE GUITARS Evil Sheep pickups have been shipped to customers in over 20 countries worldwide, and are hand scatter-wound using the best quality traditional components. I also use a potting technique which increases pickup dynamics. 

I make Vintage reproductions and also some modern variations using mixed magnet types and coil wires.

If you want a custom set of pickups made to your specs, we can usually do this at similar prices. Just contact us to discuss your ideas.      

To order, just email me and I’ll send a PayPal invoice when they're ready. Usually a 10 day turnaround.

We ship worldwide using Royal Mail small parcel delivery (e.g. £4.74 to UK, £19.50 to USA)    

There are reviews on YouTube and the Evil Sheep Pickups Facebook page   

See price list below, and photograph gallery at foot of webpage: Lots more photographs if you open one.....  

Prices below are in £GBP and do not include shipping or plastic pickup covers. You will need a set of covers with 52mm low to high E centres.  



“‘55 vintage” set Aln 5 B5.7k, M5.6k, N5.5k with pre-1956 stagger and awg 42 clear enamel wire (see YouTube demo by Dave Simpson)  £119 UK plus shipping   

“‘59/’63 vintage” set Aln 5 B 6.2k M5.8k, N 5.9 with post-1956 stagger and awg 42 clear enamel wire £119 UK plus shipping    

Evil Sheep Flat pole S-TYPE SETS: We also make some sets of S-Type pickups with flat poles for their increased presence and “fuller” sound. Here is an article by well-known pickup maker Jason Lollar where he explains the rationale for this:    

“Sheep Experience”: Flat Polesmix of Alnico 2 and 5 set up to create the string balance and clarity of the Hendrix sound with a slightly warmer bridge pickup. Will retain clarity when run through pedals). Neck Aln.5, 5.9k,Middle Aln 2/5 (2 on bass strings, 5 on treble), 6.1 k, Bridge Aln 5/2 (5 on bass strings, Aln 2 on treble strings) 6.5k (Metal baseplate). All awg 42 clear enamel wire.  (See Dave Simpson playing some on YouTube)  £124 UK plus shipping   

“Texas Irish Sheep on Tour”: Flat Poles: (SRV-Bluesey-Rory Gallagher-General purpose Rock pickups) Neck aln 5 6.2k, Middle aln 2/5 6.2k (bothclear enamel wire awg 42) Bridge aln 5/2 clear enamel wire  awg 43 10.6k. (Metal baseplate).  As demo'd by Dave Simpson with his daphne blue strat on YouTube (big thanks!)    £124 UK plus shipping      

Heavy Formvar wire S-Type sets with staggered poles   

“‘55 Formvar” set: Aln 5 B5.7k, M5.6k, N5.5k with pre-1956 stagger and awg 42 heavy formvar wire (see YouTube demo by Dave Simpson)  £148 UK plus shipping   

“’63 Formvar” set Aln 5 B 6.2k M5.8k, N 5.9 with post-1956 stagger and awg 42 heavy formvar wire £148 UK plus shipping   

I can also make left hand versions and replicas of most pickups to order if you let me know what you want, usually at these same prices.

When you order let me know which set you would like and whether you want the middle pickup rw/rp. Also let me know if they are for a left handed player.     

TELE-TYPE SETS”: Telecaster type pickups with heavy gauge baseplate(1.8mm/0.07”) and silver neck pickup cover and flat poles. If you want a special neck pickup cover (eg gold, nickel, or open top) just contact me and I can let you know how much extra (if anything) it will cost.  Choose from:     

“Smokestack Sheep”:  Retains high end but with thicker mids. Can be fine-tuned using your guitar’s tone and vol. controls. Made with Alnico 5 mags. Bridge awg 42, 7.9k       Neck, awg 43, 6.8k   £119 UK plus shipping   

“Honky Tonk Sheep”: Adaptable set for classic rock/pop/blues, but turn the volume down/roll the tone off and they’ll do most things including Jazz.  They are a Broadcaster type bridge, but with mix of Aln5&2 mags to smooth off high end for that classic “Keef” tone, whilst the neck uses Alnico 5 mags and heavier awg42 wire to produce a Strat-type sound for clean rhythm parts and gained lead. Bridge: Awg43 wire, 10.5k   Neck: Awg42 wire, 5.6k  £119 UK plus shipping   

“Evil Sheep 5225”:   They are the same as the HonkyTonk Sheep, but with a  mix of Aln5&2 mags on both pickups (5/2 on the bridge, and 2/5 on the neck). Supplied rw/rp as standard.  Bridge: Awg43 wire, 10.5k   Neck: Awg42 wire, 5.6k  £119 UK plus shipping    

You can also mix and match the bridge and neck units from these two sets, and I can make T-Type sets to your specs if you have a special sound in mind. All DC resistances are +/- 10%.  ------------------------------ Fender®, Stratocaster® Telecaster®, Tele® and Strat® are registered trademarks of FMIC. Evil Sheep® Guitar Pickups makes no claims to the marks except its own.  he marks except its own.

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