Woodstock Plus V2

Set of 3.

In his best performances Jimi had the most dynamic and explosive sounds, the notes rolled off his fretboard like magical fluid. These Woodstocks with slightly-aged Strat sound have the most thump and punch, explosive attack and exceptional clarity, definition and projection. They break into easily crunch under heavy pick attack. Heaps of Alnico tone character. Overdosed with projection and grit and powerful top end chime. Great for Heavy Rock and extreme distortion. High output with the welcome advantage of Zero-Hum. Low magnetic string pull for longer sustain and less string crash and fret buzz.



Woodstock Plus Set ….. Explosive, Driving, exceptional sustain

The AVn-69 has exceptional Violin-like sustain and explosive Th-wack factor.
One of our alltime most popular sets.

The Woodstock Plus set has a more powerful Hx-85 v2 bridge pickup. The neck and middle are AVn-69 v2. Named for the whole Woodstock era, not just for Jimi.

October-2019: This set has been upgraded to v2, that is some of our Gen-2 technology has been incorporated to significantly increase loudness and improve the snap of attack. The sound is also more open and detailed.

You will get dynamic and explosive sounds, the notes roll off the fret-board like fluid and sustain forever. You are gonna get compliments on your sound after you install a set of Woodstocks. Semi-Aged Strat sound with a lotta thump and punch, sharp attack and exceptional clarity, definition and projection. They readily break into crunch under heavy pick attack. Great for clean Fender sound but also good for Heavy Rock and extreme distortion. High output with the welcome advantage of Zero-Hum so even heavy distortion sound don’t suffer with annoying mains hum.

Perhaps best summed up with these comments by the British guitar magazine Total Guitar …. After installing Kinman Woodstock’s our stock single coils suddenly seemed shockingly thin and weedy

*Stratocaster and Strat* are a Trade Marks of Fender Musical Instrument Corp. Kinman is not connected to Fender.

** Alnico-K is a unique proprietary rod magnet developed by Kinman in 1985. It has 40% less string pull than Alnico-5 so sustain is longer and there is much less clatter from string crash and no Strat-itis string warble.

Technical Stuff

Woodstock Plus Set ….. Explosive, Driving, exceptional sustain

US Patent numbers 5,668,520 US 6,103,966

Low magnetic string pull from our proprietary Alnico-K** magnets for longer sustain and less string crash and fret buzz.

Best in any Kinman Goodbye-Soldering Harness.

Some people will call these noiseless Stratocaster pickups but Kinman prefers to describe them correctly as Zero-Hum Stratocaster pickups. That’s because there are 2 types of noise, Hum which is cancelled in the pickup and Buzz which can only be minimized by shielding the wiring cavities (refer to >Technical >Perfect Guitar >Shielding for newer guitars

News flash Apr-2021: Now with our new Synergy baseplate that allows switching off Hum Cancelling as well as switching to ‘Synergy‘ mode for those that think hum is part of Fender sound.

Covers – included

  • Standard Kinman cover without height extender bushings on AVn-69s and with height extender bushings on Hx-85
  • Available in White, Black, Aged White.
  • With and without Kinman logo.
  • Can be tinted with food stains such as Coffee and Tea.
  • Generic covers will not fit Kinman Strat pickups. We sell replacement covers in three colors.

Connection means available

  • Bare wires for soldering.
  • Kinman connectors for plugging into any Kinman Goodbye-Soldering Harness.


Pot & Capacitor values

  • Best with 250k Ohm (measured minimum) volume pot. Less punch and more bright with 500k.
  • Tone pot is usually the same value as the volume but for a little more top end brightness can be 500k, 1meg or a No-Load.
  • Stock pots can actually measure as low as 175k. Pots in our Goodbye-Soldering Harness are guaranteed to measure no less that 250k.
  • Normal tone cap value of 0.022uF, 63 ~ 100 volt Polyester. Smaller uF value lessen the severity of Treble cut, higher values increase it.
  • The voltage rating of Caps is not important but 63 ~ 100 volt have thicker lead wires that result in a neater job.

Magnet spreads we normally ship (ensures magnets align with the strings in each position)

  • Narrow 49.5mm
  • Intermediate 51mm
  • Standard 52.5mm
  • Option to specify your magnet spreads of sets and singles in our ‘After-Order Supplementary Questions‘ email we send you.

Magnet Staggers

  • Normal improved Stagger to suit 7″ ~ 14 inch uniform radius fretboards including USA Custom Guitar Compound 7-1/4″ ~ 9-1/2
  • Flat Stagger 14″ ~ 20″ for specific compound radius fretboards (Warmoth 10 ~ 16 inch and Post 2010 Fender Deluxe 9 ~ 14″)
  • Option to choose your magnet stagger for sets and singles in our ‘After-Payment Supplementary Questions‘ email we send you.

Hook-up cable

  • 2 conductor shielded is standard. Cut generously longer than necessary for the 3 stock Strat positions.
  • Middle pickups when supplied with a K9 or TK4 harness have 3 conductor shielded.
  • 3 conductor by request with Order.
  • Custom lengths by request with Order.

Output Polarity:

  • in-phase with Gibson and Copy humbuckers
  • in-phase with all other Kinman pickups
  • opposite phase to Fender Strat

Mounting hardware included

  • Pan head mounting screws.
  • Silicon Rubber tube springs.

We highly recommend consulting the Install Guide in the Technical section even if you think you know it all. Kinmans’ require specialized knowledge and sometimes there is updated info. There is also a handy wiring diagram available.

We also highly recommend consulting the Adjust & Set-up page in the Technical section so you get the best out of your Kinman pickups.

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