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Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by Fuzzpop, Dec 29, 2017.
Fender CS '54's.
Rumpelstilskin “Miller’s Daughter” set.
Just put on some Fralin Vintage Hots in my ‘96 Strat Plus. I had some Texas Specials in there but never loved them. Kinda muddy, flat, and uneven from string to string and from pup to pup. Dropped in a loaded pickguard from Fralin including a baseplate on the bridge and wow! The guitar sings now, sounds so much better. I recently picked up a new Swart STR Tremolo and really liked it but felt it was just shy of being everything I wanted tone wise....turns out it was the pickups and these Fralin fixed that. Sounds so good now!
Also, had a slight issue with my loaded pickguard where one tone control isn’t doing anything. Maybe something I did during install, maybe a bad pot, maybe something else. Either way, sent a quick email off about it to see if they had suggestions for what to check out (wiring isn’t my strong suit). Within a couple hours I received a call from Lindy Fralin himself explaining possible causes, apologizing, and offering to fix it if I wanted to return it or to help walk me through fixing it myself when I was ready to take it apart again. That is some damn good customer service!
Very impressed both by the service and the sound quality!
10/10, would buy again!
I like the pure 59s but that's just me.
Are you talking about the Microcoils with the neo magnets or the alnico magnets?
Either... such subtle differences are insignificant...unless ya think so... it's like having to choose between Adrianna Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio to be stranded on a desert isle..... are they alike? Oh hell no, do ya care OH double hell no..
No, it's just my curiosity. Wondered why there would be the two different magnet choices if they are so similar. I have only heard Microcoils on Youtube, so it's kinda hard to judge.
American Standard/ Series (Fender pickups).
Count me in as well. I've posted several times about the beauty of these pickups.
D. Allen Tru-62 set. They just have “it”; whatever it is, they’ve got it!
My vote goes to EMG DG-20 pickup set. I have a set in my Strat. Almost too clean for me.
I have a set of Rose Heritage (Alnico 2, no stagger) that keeping finding their way back into my guitars.
That is not a Schecter F500T. It is a Schecter F500N (or F521N Telecaster pickup, I cannot see it properly in the pictures)
The N stands for non-tapped (two wires) and the T for tapped (three wires). The N version does not correspond to any of the two turn counts of the T version but is somewhere between those.
aren't tele neck pickups smaller?...this one here is tight in most pickguards (STRAT) ... I've had it in?
Yes, of course. So it is the F500N. From the picture alone it was hard to tell. I once even bought an "F500T" on ebay and got the smaller Tele F521T pickup. Well, no reason to be upset as the Tele pickup is also a great and rare pickup and the price was a bargain.
Do you know what the DC reading of your pickup is?
around 12.9 ish haven't checked...hold on I'll do it now!... 11.025ohms...I bought this brand new I think it was 1977 at Redbank Music Store in Redbank NJ...it was my 2nd aftermarket pickup I installed into my then new 76 strat hardtail...1st after market (only) at the time was my dimarzio fs1 (still using that 1 in another strat)
Fender Custom Shop 54's
I feel the same way about my Fender CS ‘69’s that I use in my 70’s reissue Strat. Bought 2 other sets of well known boutique brand pickups and didn’t find what I was looking for until i had the ‘69’s installed.
Speaking of great clean pickups, the ‘69’s are it for me! Very nice clean tone with a nice round low-end. They are mid-scooped so they just come across very clean and sparkly.
Also, Fender Pure Vintage ‘65’s are incredible pickups for clean work as well
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