King Tone Guitar

King Tone Guitar BlueBird Pickups

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Pure, Vintage, Fat Strat tone!

In recent years, many manufacturers jumped on the trend of offering overwound Strat pickups.

Overwinding produces a louder pickup with a more pronounced mid hump. However, this comes with a loss of low end.

Vintage pickups were often underwound, resulting in a bright and more open sounding pickup.

Too few winds and the pickup can sound thin and clinical. Too many 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.

With the BlueBird J1 pickups, King Tone found the perfect balance of scatter windings, magnet strength and coil shape.

The BlueBird J1 pickups produce a pure, vintage and fat tone. The perfect Strat tone!

Renowned guitarist Jesse Davey refined this design over a 15 year period to get as close as possible to the Stevie Ray Vaughan tone.

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, give these pickups a try for monster tone!

King Tone BlueBird J1 Pickups features:

• 3 Carefully Balanced Strat Pickups (Neck, Middle, Bridge).

• Rich, Fat, Bell Like Tone.

• Clear Bright Top End. No harshness.

• Extended Low End.

• Vintage Spec Heavy Formvar 42 AWG Wire.

• Staggered AlNiCo V Magnets.

• Scatter Wound on Custom Winding Machines.

• As used by Jesse Davey.

• Hand Bevelled Pole Pieces.

• Durable Vulcanised Pickup Bobbins.

• Supplied with Waxed Cloth Wire.

• Custom Mix Wax Potted to Reduce Microphonic Feedback.

• Boxed with Screws and Fixings.



Type Pickups
Condition New
Shipping & Return


  • Free shipping within Canada.
  • Free shipping to the USA.
  • Free shipping on international orders over 399$.

    Visit the Shipping page for more infos.

Fast Delivery

  • Canada : 1 - 2 business days
  • USA : 1 - 2 business days
  • Rest of the world: 3 - 5 business days.

Hassle-Free Returns

You have 45 days to test your new gear.
If you choose to return it, we’ll send a full refund.
It’s that simple: no bogus restocking fees or charges.

Visit the Returns page for more infos.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q : Is this item in stock? +

    A : On product pages, you can find an availability status.

    Products with the mention 'In stock' are in stock and ready to ship.

    Products with the mention 'Out of stock' are not currently in stock.

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    Enter your email in the ‘Email me when available’ field and you’ll be kept in the loop.

  • Q : Where are you located? +

    A : We’re in Blainville, Quebec, Canada.

    Contact us to schedule an appointment if you’d like to meet.

  • Q : When will my order ship? +

    A : Orders placed before 3pm EST ship on the same business day.

    An update with tracking details will be sent shortly after purchase.

    (Please note: business days don’t include weekends and holidays)

  • Q : How much does shipping cost? +

    A : Shipping to Canada and the USA is free on most orders.

    Shipping to the rest of the world is free on orders over 399$US.

    Visit the Shipping page for more infos.

  • Q : What shipping method do you use? +

    A : We ship with UPS.

  • Q : What payment methods do you accept? +

    A : We accept credit cards and Paypal.

  • Q : Do you charge sales taxes to Canadians? +

    A : Canadian residents are asked to pay sales taxes:

    Alberta: 5%.

    British Columbia: 5%.

    Manitoba: 5%.

    New Brunswick: 15%.

    Newfoundland and Labrador: 15%.

    Northwest Territories: 5%.

    Nova Scotia: 15%.

    Nunavut: 5%.

    Ontario: 13%.

    Prince Edward Island: 15%.

    Quebec: 14.975%.

    Saskatchewan: 5%.

    Yukon: 5%.

  • Q : Are there import charges on orders shipped to Canada? +

    A : No. Canadian customers will not be charged import fees.

  • Q : Are there import charges on orders shipped to the USA? +

    A : No. USA residents will not be charged import fees.

  • Q : Are there import charges on International shipments? +

    A: Shipping prices do not include VAT or other import taxes.

    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for duties and taxes.

    Orders that come back to the shop as refused by the customer will be refunded minus shipping.

    Please track your shipment to be aware of customs processing and delivery attempts.

  • Q : Can you declare a lower value on customs documents? +

    A : We understand that import fees are an annoying part of international purchases.

    However, we cannot offer to declare a lower value on customs forms.

    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for any fees that may be charged by their government.