Not much explanation required here…
As Brian told Simon for the book ‘Brian May’s Red Special’, he wound a further three of these pickups from scratch and by hand with the intention of fitting them to the Red Special. However, issues with the polarity of the magnets and how they interacted with the strings as he bent them across the pickups led to the purchase of a trio of Burns Tri-Sonics single coils. And lo, with the revelation of the wonders of the Vox AC30 a mere five years away, a tone was born.
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