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I Celentano’s si occupano di pickups dal 1994, più di 25 anni di approfondite ricerche, innumerevoli analisi di laboratorio e test in studio e live.. siamo un team di vintage lovers con la tone addiction.

il nostro pickup è realizzato con AlNiCo custom made, super ricercato e di altissimo pregio, avvolto a mano ( scatterwound ) con il miglior rame disponibile sul mercato e componenti vintage style 100% per soddisfare le richieste dei più difficili da accontentare. 

PERCHè CELENTANO pickups

carattere vintage, tono articolato e definito, super dinamico e ricco di armoniche ariose, suono dolce e bilanciato con ottima risposta al tocco.

molto dipende dalla qualità dell AlNiCo che utilizziamo, per questo seguiamo vecchi metodi di produzione fondamentali per ottenere quelle precise proprietà chimche e magnetiche che determinano il nostro suono.

il nostro obiettivo è recuperare e replicare il suono vintage, combinando le nostre “moderne” intuizioni con le antiche e tradizionali tecniche della vecchia scuola.. cosi ci aggiorniamo sempre sulle novità ma con uno sguardo sempre al glorioso passato.


ENGLISH VERSION :

The Celentano family have been building pickups by hand since 1994.

In our more than 25 years of research, analysis and exhaustive studio-testing, we have always sought to create a sound that honours the artisans and musicians of the past, always while creating a space for musicians of the future.

in our small workshop in Salerno, gateway to the Amalfi coast region, we build every pickup, by hand, to order.

we make no compromises in quality using custom forged magnets and high-quality components to give a warm,clear and the best faithful reproduction of the VINTAGE sound on your guitar.

our hand-wound copper wiring and custom insulation treatment impart a personalized tone that will stand out in your mix in all the best ways.

Our goal is to recover the vintage tone of a classic era and reinvigorate the modern one, combining intuitions, experience, and quality artisan craftmanship.


 

hand built hand winding machine
  • n.b.

    Several trademarks belonging to other companies are used throughout this website. These trademarks are used solely for descriptive purposes and Celentano pickups is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with any of these companies.

    “Stratocaster®”, “Strat®”, “Telecaster®” and “Tele®” and “J Bass®” are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

STRAT®PICKUPS

THE CLEAREST, ALWAYS TRANSPARENT, INSTANTLY DINAMIC TONE YOU WERE LOOKING FOR.. HEAPED OF SWEET ARMONICS, NATURAL SUSTAIN, PRESENCE,  STEADY WIDE TONE-RANGE, FULL OF RICH DETAILS, AMAZING TOUCH RESPONSE FROM STRINGS, TONE AND VOLUME POTS AS WELL  !


” VINTAGE SERIES ”  HOT  60′ s

Vintage ma con un boost in più : il suono classico delle strat ’54 / ’57 bilanciato e dettagliato con focus sulle medie :

  • BASSI metallici e secchi ma potenti e gradevoli.
  • ALTI cristallini e rotondi, smussati e dolci
  • MEDIE in evidenza, dominanti e pronunciate

EQ: TREBLE=  7 /10 || MIDS=  9 /10 || BASS= 7 /10

intentionally vintage :
Band frequency spectrum good to play every kind of genres and music.

the band will have a shape of an upside U so:

– smooth and gentle treble, round and clear, very sweet.

– lots of fat mids in evidence but never darkish,

– great basses, dry, strong and pleasant.

hi-fi sound you can distinghuis all the 6 strings perfectly balanced in the chord and extremely dynamic.

middle pickup RWRP optionable

ALNICO 5 sand cast V CUSTOM

staggered magnets- 0.187 <=> 0.475 cm

 

  • hand bewelled rods calibrated one to one and specially poured from the original alloys,composition and chemical properties we ve found melting old mags.
  •  heavy formvar double coated 42 gauges copper wire
  • wax potted/varnish
  • vintage pushback cloth leads
  • Flatwork in laser cut black vulcanized fiberboard material
  • covers available in : white / parchment / black / cream / vintage cream
  • pole to pole 52 mm <=> 2-1/16″

 


” VINTAGE SERIES ” 70s VIBES  :

tipico suono tipico dell era CBS ’65 / ’70

alti naturalmente compressi, brillanti mai acidi e taglienti.

– medie scavate e dolcemente presenti,

bassi grossi e ferrosi, precisi e chiarissimi nel focus.

Vintage tone tipical of the cbs era.. ’65/’70

the frequency band will be an U shape :

lots of crystal trebles but never unpleasant

mids a bit digged to let go out all the basses and the iron of the treble.

a bass fat and precise very definite and never dark, always in focus.

( Hendrix, Gilmour, Blackmore, SRV.. )

super dinamic response, the best ever on crunch !!

BASS frequencies strong and precise in focus,

TREBLE never thin and naturally compressed, clear & round,

MIDS digged but perfectly present.

super dinamic and rich wide spectrum
alnico 5 staggered hand bewelled custom mags
rwrp central position optionable.

  • ALNICO 5 sand cast V CUSTOM
  • staggered magnets- 0.187 <=> 0.475 cm
  • hand bewelled rods calibrated one to one and specially poured from the original alloys,composition and chemical properties we ve found melting old mags.
  • plain enamel 42 gauges copper wire
  • wax potted / varnish insulation.

parts :

  • vintage pushback cloth leads
  • Flatwork in laser cut black vulcanized fiberboard material grey bottom  and black top
  • covers available in : white / parchment / black / cream / vintage cream
  • pole to pole 52 mm <=> 2-1/16″


” HOT BLUES  ’54 ” 

Misure NON standard –

single coil di mia personale concezione di creare un buon suono moderno che non teme di essere filtrato da impianti e pedaliere varie. suono potente molto simile al suono Strato classico.

medi possenti e alti leggermente smussati , voce classica e tono profondo

NON-standard measures-

Modern tone that easily fits different gear or setting (mixer, kemper, ampli)
..tone heavy and stronger than usual single coil, modern concept but similar to the classic Fender strat tone
improved in powerful mid freq. and treble slightly smoothed than classic strat, deep and heartfelt voice.

 

  • middle pickup RWRP optionable
  • ALNICO III sand cast 3 CUSTOM
  • flat magnets
  • hand bewelled rods calibrated one to one and specially poured from the original alloys,composition and chemical properties we ve found melting old mags.
  •  heavy formvar double coated 42 gauges copper wire
  • wax potted / varnish insulation

parts :

  • vintage pushback cloth leads
  • Flatwork in laser cut black vulcanized fiberboard material
  • covers available in : white / parchment / black
  • pole to pole 52 mm <=> 2-1/16″

TELE® PICKUPS

VINTAGE TELECASTER PICKUPS

” J.DELUXE ” SET ’54 & ’69



 

G.DELUXE ’54 – PICKUP SET:

 


 

[] G. DELUXE ’54 – NECK PICKUP :

  • HEAVY FORMVAR 43 gauges.
  • spacing 50 mm pole to pole
  • flatwork top&bottom -.062″ thick
  • cover bare drawn out of thin nickel silver material (for better transparency than brass).

[] G. DELUXE ’54 – BRIDGE PICKUP :

  • heavy formvar 42 gauges-
  • copper plated steel baseplate (6-32 thread) (.05” thick.)
  • spacing 55 mm pole to pole
  • bottom flatwork thickness -.062″top & -.093″ bottom

 

VINTAGE TELECASTER

G.DELUXE ’69 PICKUP SET

[] G.DELUXE 69 – NECK PICKUP :

  • plain enamel 43 gauges.
  • spacing 50 mm pole to pole
  • flatwork top&bottom -.062″ thick
  • cover bare drawn out of thin nickel silver material (for better transparency than brass).

 

 

[] G.DELUXE 69 – BRIDGE PICKUP :

 

  • Plain enamel 42 AWG copper wire MWS company
  • copper plated steel baseplate (6-32 thread) (.05” thick.)
  • spacing 55 mm pole to pole
  • bottom flatwork thickness -.062″top & -.093″ bottom


[] TELECASTER G.DELUXE HYBRID SET [] :

NECK : G DELUXE ’69

BRIDGE : G DELUXE ’54


PICKUPS CONFIGURATION :

polarity configuration way of winding (clock/counter clock wise)..

cloth cotton covered leads & external protection ..

copper wire & different covers optionable.

 


PICKUP PARTS :

  • Flatwork in laser cut black vulcanized fiberboard material
  • MWS copper wire made in U.S.A. handwound
  • flat alnico V magnets -.187″ / 0,475cm
  • vintage cloth leads

 

 

HUMBUCKERS

1) CLASSIC P.A.F.  HUMBUCKER  ( 1957 / 61′ )

alnico 
neck: 7,4 k – bridge: 7,9 k
NEL PICKUP AL MANICO LE FREQUENZE MEDIO ALTE SONO ACCOMPAGNATE DA BASSI PROFONDI, TANTO DA CREDERE DI SUONARE SU UNA SEMIHOLLOW BODY.
IL PICKUP AL PONTE DELLE ’59 è STATO SPESSO ASSOCIATO, COME SONORITà, AL PONTE DELLE TELECASTER VINTAGE, PERCHè ENTRAMBI HANNO UNA PRESENZA INCREDIBILE SULLE FREQUENZE ALTE, QUASI TRIDIMENSIONALE.
COME I VERI PAF QUESTI HUMBUCKERS NON SONO MAI NASALI, MAI SCURI, HANNO ARMONICHE ARIOSE E UNA VOCE BRUNITA, QUASI DA VIOLONCELLO.
MANTENGONO SEMPRE UNA LIMPIDA DEFINIZIONE, COME SE LE CORDE FOSSERO SEI DISTINTE VOCI, HANNO UNA PIENA RISPOSTA SU TUTTE LE FREQUENZEche risultano molto articolate con ABBONDANTI OVERTONES, E UN GRANDE ATTACCO.

[] ENG.[]
THE NECK PICKUP OFFERS MID-HIGH FREQUENCIES ALONG DEEP LOW BASS YOU BELIEVE YOU PLAYING A SEMIHOLLOW BODY GUITAR.
THE BRIDGE PICKUP FROM THE ORIGINALS ’59 LES PAUL HAS BEES COMPARED LIKE TONE TO THE VINTAGE TELECASTER BRIDGE PICKUPS, BECAUSE BOTH  GOT AN INCREDIBLE TRIDIMENSIONAL PRESENCE ON THE HIGH FREQUENCIES,
LIKE REAL P.A.F.s OUR HUMBUCKERS ARE NEVER NASAL,NEVER DARKISH BECAUSE THEY OFFER FULL AND BREATHLY AND SPACIOUS ARMONICS, A DUSKY VOICE LIKE A CELLO.THEY ALWAYS KEEP A CLEAR DEFINITION,AS THE STRINGS WERE SIX DIFFERENT VOICES, MORE THE UNION OF THEM.
FULL BALANCED RESPONSE ON ALL FREQUENCIES, HEAPED OF OVERTONES AND A MASSIVE ATTACK.

2) PAT No. HUMBUCKER ( 1961 / 64′ )

alnico 
neck 7,8 K – bridge 8,1 K

DAL 1961 IN POI L ALNICO 5 SHORT è STATO ESTENSIVAMENTE USATO IN QUASI TUTTI glI humbuckers.
LA NOSTRA RIPRODUZIONE DEL PAT NUMBER, RICALCA QUESTA SCELTA.
TUTTE LE FREQUENZE SONO LEGGERMENTE ARRETRATE E IL SUONO è PIU DOLCE, LEGGERMENTE COMPRESSO, RITENENDO COMUNQUE UNA VOCE LIMPIDA E TUTTE LE PRINCIPALI CARATTERISTICHE ARMONICHE.
MALGRADO IL MAGNETE DI DIMENSIONI RIDOTTE, IL SUONO NON è MAI SOTTILE O DEBOLE E CONSERVA UN GRANDE ATTACCO.

[]ENG.[]
FROM THE 1961 GOING FURTHER short alnico 5 WAS EXTENSIVELy USED IN ALMOST ALL THE HUMBUCKERS AND OUR REPRODUCTION OF THE PATENT NUMBER UNDERLINE THIS CHOICE.
ALL THE FREQUENCIES ARE SLIGHTLY RETREAT SO THE SOUND IS MORE SWEET AND NATURALLY COMPRESSED, ALWAYS KEEPING A CLEAR PRISTINE VOICE AND ALL THE MAIN PAF ARMONIC FEATURES .
ALSO IF THE MAGNET IS OF SMALLER DIMENSIONS THE OUTPUT TONE IS NEVER THIN OR WEAK AND KEEPS A GREAT ATTACK .


3) HIGH GAIN HUMBUCKERS

alnico 
neck: 8k – bridge: 13k


4) PURE ROCK HUMBUCKERS

ALNICO
NECK : 16 K – BRIDGE: 19 K

BOBBIN measures :  49,2 mm / 50 mm / 52 mm / 53 mm:

  • authentic butyrate bobbins perfect reproduction of an old 50’s P.A.F. 49.2mm <=> 1.94″ available in :
  • Double black
  • Double cream -> (not available for USA customers (
  • zebra & reverse

Nickel silver baseplate – made in USA – build to the exact spec from original  1957 PAF (LONG LEGS) feel and smell like the original

  • Unpolished Alnico magnet – custom made in USA – specially poured to the exact composition of the original chemical and magnetical poperties.
  • Plain Enamel / Heavy formvar 42/43/44 gauges AWG copper wire -USA
  • Extruded mild steel keeper bar – copied from an original 1957 PAF
  • Maple spacer
  • Braided shield wire
  • Slightly mis-matched coil to give additional harmonic complexity.
  • Unpotted / potted – with cover
  • Nickel silver cover ( real Nickel Silver – made in USA – ) optional
  • MWS copper wire 42,43,44 gauges available
  • different magnet thicknesses and lenghts

These pickups are for tone purist and for lovers of the warm, 3dimensional armonic sound , they will give a magic full midrange and real living tone to your guitar .


ARTISTS & FRIENDS

  • LELLO PANICO
Telecaster hybrid set ; Classic PAF set ; PAT NO humbuckers set


  • COSTABILE PUCCIO CHIARIELLO :

    classic PAF humbuckers set

     

  • Mr.MILK

classic PAF humbuckers set

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Valerio Giangiorgi
    EKO AMBASSADOR

    vintage hot 60’s neck & middle, pure rock humbucker bridge

     

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/valeriogiangiorgi


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