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  1. BluesDontCare

    BluesDontCare Strat-Talker

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    Found these pups for 50$. Dealer says these are the pickups from Classic Series50s mim strat.
    What do you people think? And i have mim ceramic pickups on my strat. Should i upgrade to these?
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  2. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Professor of Advanced Sarcasm Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Low output Alnico pickups. They sound good, not awesome but good.
     
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  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It would be a pickup change. Upgrade? That's just a matter of opinion.
     
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  4. JB74

    JB74 Strat-O-Master

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    Depends what you have and what you are looking for.

    Swapping pickups is always an experiment.
     
  5. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

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    I don't think those are Fender pickups.

    No molded bobbin part #.
    US/MIM pickup covers don't have the cutout.
    And the magnets are not correct, they are 'pushed' to simulate stagger.
     
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  6. Antigua

    Antigua Senior Stratmaster

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    Not Fenders, but probably fine.
     
  7. jjlemon

    jjlemon Strat-Talker

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    I don't think they're from a classic 50s strat, not stock anyway. My classic 50 pups all have white and black leads, they also have the fender part number stamped on the moulded plastic bobbins (016730). and they sound great. oh also come with aged covers (maybe ivory coloured) but not white.

    Those look a little like very low end artec alnico5 pickups, there's a slight indentation in the base where the wires connect, and I've seen the same in £34.99 a set Artec pickups. But not classic 50 that's for sure.
     
  8. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Don't look Fender to me, either.

    I wouldn't take the chance, but that's me.
     
  9. jayoldschool

    jayoldschool Mod Admin Staff Member

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    These are the stock pick ups in my Classic Series 60s, IIRC they are the same as the 50s.

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  10. Skinny Nitro

    Skinny Nitro Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Not Fender pickups.
    Fender use the same pickups in the Classic Series 50s, 60s and 70s.
    50s and 60s are the same part number (54172) which is often hand-written on the bottom. 70s use a different number, 54594, probably due to the cover being a different color.

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