The TESLA AS-1 is an Active single strat type humbucker, it features Alnico V pole piece magnets and plain enamel copper wire. The AS-1 we designed as a medium high powered pickup that produces a clean, warm, and smooth vintage single coil sound that fits most playing styles. Designed to fit and work in all three playing positions, neck, middle and bridge.
Combine the AS-1 with the AS-2, use the AS-1 in the bridge position and the AS-2 in the middle and neck positions for incredible variations of sounds.
Our newly designed super efficient preamp features a power consumption of only 90 micro amperes. That means your 9 volt battery will last approximately 6,000 hours, which translates to that on a guitar that is using three AS-1 pickups, you play 5 hours a day, the battery will last one entire year!