American Special Stratocaster Texas Special stock pickups, are real custom shop?

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  1. theguitarvibe

    theguitarvibe New Member!

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    Hello,

    I read on various forums that the Texas Special pickups stock fitted on the American Special Stratocaster ( maybe mexican made pickups?) are not the same as those sold as a Fender set, is it possible?
    Is it just fake news?
    Thanks
     
  2. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Silver Member

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    If they're billed as TS they should be just that! Never heard of a lesser variety.
     
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    Thanks I was hoping for this answer...
     
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  4. Yves

    Yves Most Honored Senior Member

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    I love the Texas Specials set.
    I Love the Tex Mex too
     
  5. wmachine

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    That is my understanding too. That's one reason I think my '15 MIM Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster (with Texas Specials) is so good, and why it was such a good buy.
     
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    ccalda Senior Stratmaster

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    i had an Am special and loved the TS pickups. Are they custom shop, probably not but they sound great anyway!