Leddin Handwound “Black Strats” Stratocaster loaded pickguard – Gilmour inspired tone

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


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This loaded guard features my extremely popular Black Strat Gilmour clone pickups with a push/push pot in the bottom tone position to engage the neck pickup in any position.  The guard is a 1 ply beveled 11 hole with very close to USA/Mex hole spacing it may require a little jiggling for some guitars but will fit most.

There are several stories about what was actually in David Gilmours Black Strat.  For this set I have reviewed many articles and this is my version.  David’s bridge pickup was a Dimarzio FS-1 and having owned several originals in the past I am very familiar with it.  My bridge is wound to 13k for a big fat punchy tone that breaks up crisply with drive.  The middle pickup by some accounts was an overwound ’60s grey bobbin so I have done the same with my middle.  At 6.15k this pickup is bright with a tight bottom end with a distinct late ’60s vibe.  The neck pickup is an underwound ’50s Formvar wound to 5.45k for a nice clean vintage tone.


  • Loaded with Leddin Black Strats handwound pickups 5.45k Neck, 6.15k RWRP middle and 13k bridge
  • 1 ply beveled 11 hole USA/Mex spaced guard (May require a little jiggling to fit some guitars)
  • 250k CTS Vol and neck tone with 250k push/push bottom tone to engage the neck pickup in any pos
  • 0.047uf Orange drop cap with Oaks 5-way switch, Switchcraft Jack and full cloth wire
  • A choice of white, aged white or parchment knobs and covers

Sound clips of the “Black strats” in action by Brisbane guitarist  Nathan Moore.

Bridge “Comfy”

Bridge and Middle “Brick”

Middle “Run”

Neck and Middle “Cigar”

Neck “Shine”



Additional information

Weight .750 kg
Dimensions 30 x 30 x 10 cm

1 review for Leddin Handwound “Black Strats” Stratocaster loaded pickguard – Gilmour inspired tone

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ken Wilkinson

    Greetings Guitar players,
    I recently bought a loaded pick guard with the Black Strats and have been absolutely amazed with the clarity of tone and punch these pickups deliver. The craftsmanship with the Loom and sobering is fist class even using the spring with the switch. After playing these pickups I had the Pepsi challenge against a set of Fender Noiseless pickups with the booster switch , a set of Tex special pickups and a set of Kinsman.
    These Are the best pickups that you can buy just Amazing, Dave gives a 30 day guarantee as he has the uttermost confidence in the sound, I would give a lifetime guarantee. If you don’t appreciate the quality and don’t hear the difference in the sound then I will buy them from you. Enjoy the sound and quality!

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