Bluebird J1 Guitar Pickups


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BlueBird J1 – Electric Guitar Pickups (Set of 3)

Next Level Guitar Pickups Designed and Built by Kingtone USA. There has been a trend in recent years to overwind pickups. Overwinding produces a louder pickup with a more pronounced mid hump in the tone, you also loose some low end. Many vintage pickups were often wound with many less turns, this produces a bright and more open sounding pickup. Too few winds and the pickup can sound thin and clinical, too many windings and the pickup will be harsh on the top end and muddy on lows. Getting the balance right is part of what makes a pickup sound amazing. We believe that we have found the perfect balance of scatter windings, magnet strength and coil shape to create the best pickup tone from a Strat.

The BlueBird J1 Electric Guitar Pickups produce a Pure, Vintage, Fat and Playable Strat tone. The Bluebird J1’s have been meticulously designed and refined over a 15 year period by renowned guitarist Jesse Davey to get as close to the Stevie Ray Vaughan tone as possible. The pickups let the pure ‘Bell like’ quality of your guitar shine through. If you feel its time to fix the weak link in your tone, these pickups could be right for you. Monster Tone.

  • Rich Fat (Bell Like) King Tone.
  • Clear Bright Top End, Not Harsh.
  • Extended Low End.
  • Fits 7.25″ to 12″ Radius Neck.
  • Vintage Spec Heavy Formvar 42 AWG Wire.
  • Staggered AlNoCo V Magnets.
  • Scatter Wound on Custom Winding Machines.
  • As used by Jesse Davey and Many Others.
  • A Set of 3 Carefully Balanced Strat Pickups. Neck, Middle, Bridge.
  • Hand Bevelled Pole Pieces.
  • Supplied with Waxed Cloth Wire.
  • Custom Mix Wax Potted to Reduce Microphonic Feedback.
  • Boxed with Screws and Fixings.
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 1.25 in


  1. matteobordi (verified owner)

    After changing the stock pickups in my Fender Stratocaster from 2004 with the Bluebird J1 I really feel a great improvement in the my guitat tone. Fat punchy sound perfect for blues. I’m not really good in describing the sound of these pickups just by words. I think the satetement in the description is just perfect: Monster tone.
    Thanks Jesse


    As each pickup naturally picks up a bit of each adjacent string, the guitar delivers a full, chimey tone that has a faint chorusing effect and a unique sound to be sure.

  3. Daily alexa

    I know that there are a lot of boutique pickups for Strats out there, but knowing that these ones have been designed by an amazing blues guitar player like Jesse Davey was a sort of quality insurance for me. Before ordering them I sent emails to the company asking several questions, Jesse itself replied to me with all the answers that I was looking for, another good sign of the reliability of this company.

  4. Jonathon Herr (verified owner)

    I’ve owned many strats with all kinds of pickups over the last 20 year. These are absolutely fantastic! They are very well balanced and articulate. They sound amazing clean and overdriven. Paired with the kingtone switch (I purchased the standard version), these offer a tone of tonal options that really expand the versatility of this set. Very cool. I cannot recommend highly enough!

  5. toneranger58 (verified owner)

    I had my 58 Strat stolen years ago, and couldn’t replace it. These pickups have given me the tone I’ve been searching for in my non vintage Strat. My guitar now sounds just like the vintage Strat I couldn’t afford to replace. I couldn’t be happier. I am a big fan of all of Jessie’s products, love the Fuzz and OD pedals.

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