Z-Core 5 Overwound Set™


Z-Core 5 Overwound Set™

from 225.00
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In This Set

  • Bridge: Z-Core Overwound 5™ (ZOW5)
  • Middle: Z-Core Modern 5™ (ZMD5)
  • Neck: Z-Core Modern 5™ (ZMD5)

Recommended Controls Kits

  • Kit #1: (3) CTS 500k audio taper pots
  • Kit #1A: (2) CTS 500k audio taper pots, (1) CTS 500k no load tone pot
  • Kit #2:  (2) CTS 500k audio taper pots, (1) Bourns 250k linear taper no load blend pot
  • Kit#2A: (2) CTS 500k audio taper pots, (1) CTS 500k no load tone pot, (1) Bourns 250k linear taper no load blend pot


The Z-Core 5 Overwound Set is a step up in output from the Modern Set. The neck and middle pickups are targeted at an output just slightly hotter than and true “vintage” output, but because of our unique design still retain the vintage response. The bridge is a modern high output “boutique” flavor of Strat, with a powerful, round but still very Stratty attack like our Legacy Series SV5. This set works best with 500 k controls. Select kit 1 or kit 2 (if you want a blend option). Kits ending in "A" substitute a no load tone pot for the neck and middle (a no load master tone with the blend option).

Controls Kit Assembly Information

  • Assembled sets are fully wired with controls, 5-way switch and capacitor mounted on a cardboard template.
  • Kits don’t include pickguards, knobs or a switch tip. For a Loaded Pickguard click here.
  • Sets are wired with Strat spacing. Please let us know if you have anything non-standard

Please note:

  • Pickups may take 10-15 days before ready for shipment.
  • Lefties are considered special orders and may take up to 3 weeks before ready for shipment.
  • Left-handed "Z-Core" pickups are only available from the Custom Shop. If you want this feature for a set, here is an option.
  • We have limited availability of left handed parts. Please contact us for left-handed loaded pickguards and assembled sets.
  • Z-Series pickups have their covers potted on. Removal will void the warranty.
  • Cover color choice is presented at checkout.
  • USPS First Class International Postage is not available for orders over $400 USD. Only USPS Priority International or Priority Express International are available over $400 USD.