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Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by drugo, Jun 23, 2018.

what are your favorite pickups?

  1. Custom Shop Fat '50s Stratocaster

    9 vote(s)
    13.6%
  2. Fender Original ’57/’62 Strat

    12 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. Pure Vintage '65 Strat

    7 vote(s)
    10.6%
  4. Pure Vintage '59 Strat

    9 vote(s)
    13.6%
  5. Custom Shop Fat '60s Stratocaster

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  6. Fender Texas Special™ Strat

    12 vote(s)
    18.2%
  7. Fender Tex-Mex™

    6 vote(s)
    9.1%
  8. Josefina Hand Wound Fat '50s Stratocaster

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  9. V-Mod Stratocaster® Pickup

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  10. Custom Shop Custom '69 Strat

    6 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Up to you, it's no skin off my nose. bye.
     
  2. 808K

    808K Strat-O-Master

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    Calling it a stupid question was rude...and unnecessary...and insulting. To say otherwise is just silly.
     
  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    bye
     
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    808K Strat-O-Master

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    Ouch, you so hurt my feelings. I won’t be able to sleep tonight! And the tears!
     
  5. ProSonicLive

    ProSonicLive Senior Stratmaster

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    Fave Humbuckers so far are Fishman Fluence moderns which have active and passive selection and have a very nice clean not to mention the ability to roar in active.
    For SCs I like the stock 1995 am Std flat poles or the 69s.
     
  6. Birdsong

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    Tried them all, always came back to alnico V
     
  7. guitartwonk

    guitartwonk Strat-O-Master

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    Woah, a proper can of worms opened up here, heh heh. Not sure if it was my question or the OP's poll that was a stupid question, but for my part I'm certainly not offended. I've asked my fair share of stupid questions in my time and I'm thick skinned enough to not worry about it. I'd be more than happy if everyone just chilled out - that's not aimed at anyone, just a general plea to all concerned to employ their sense of humour.

    Now if you try to tell me I'm not allowed a Humbucker in my strat then I might just have a sense of humour failure. LOL.
     
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  8. anderz

    anderz Senior Stratmaster

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    For partscaster Blackie it came with home made pickups. I had a Duncan catalog and so I picked Duckbuckers for mid and neck while my store had a new ssl-1 for the bridge. This was good but too SRV to my ears and when I became aware of Fender CS69 pickups I had new set of those installed in 1998. They are still in and sounding great for my needs in that guitar.
     
  9. Bighump

    Bighump Strat-Talker

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    I'm happy that the Pure Vintage 59 Pickups have so many votes. I think they are fantastic PUPS with a lot of sparkle and pop.
     
  10. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Since I got them a few months ago the Josefina Campos Hand Wound CS Fat 50’s have been nothing short of delightful. I am partial to my old guitar they are installed in. So glad to have it sounding so awesome!
     
  11. Jason99

    Jason99 Senior Stratmaster

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    Your going off because you feel his statement was rude, and you’re response is to throw out a condescending insult? Pot meet kettle much? Hey, why don’t you go start a thread about how mean people are on this site.
     
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  12. apm1991

    apm1991 Senior Stratmaster

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    I have a Seymour Duncan lil 59'er single coil sized humbucker in my bridge.... I took out a Rio Grande Stelly for it.. I like it
     
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  13. RichieS

    RichieS Strat-Talker

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    Noiseless pups are great. I have a set of Fender hot noiseless pups in my Strat, love 'em!
     
  14. TSims1

    TSims1 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Who are YOU? LOL! I guess we’ll never find out. Welcome to the ignore list!!! :) :)
     
  15. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dude....cool it.
     
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  16. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    As far as favorite pickups, it seems like it depends on the guitar.

    Ive tried a bunch and ended back up with gfs vintage alnico. I think a slightly more powerful set might be good but for now, Im ok.

    Id love to try the fancier brands but, of the ones Ive tried, I just felt like they ended up as not worth it once the honeymoon wore off.
     
  17. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    Did you want to include only Fender pickups? My favorites tend to be a few aftermarket brands of noiseless pickups (Kinman Traditional Mk-III, Zexcoil, Lace)
     
  18. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Why can’t people quit whining about each other and just answer the OP”s question? The very first response questioned why SD pickups weren’t included. Obviously he was only asking about Fender pickups. If you don’t have an answer to the question, don’t respond. Simple as that.
     
  19. Jason99

    Jason99 Senior Stratmaster

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    Can dish it out but can’t take it huh.
     
  20. chrimturn

    chrimturn Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    C’mon fellas. This is getting pretty silly. This thread went mute 3+ months ago after the OP was made aware that the pups on his poll weren’t good enough. Somebody please start a new poll with the options that somebody else wants.
     
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