Clsssic Strat tone

Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by Tidy la, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. errikwong

    errikwong Strat-O-Master

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    I'd like to pitch in with a suggestion for the Fender Custom Shop Fat 60s. Just that little bit more girth and fatness versus the Fat 50s, with no shrillness. I recently went down to a local blues jam with my partscaster loaded with Fat 60s. Do have a look, see what you think!

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/B9Nh34XHmZ7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
     
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  2. DonaldR

    DonaldR Strat-Talk Member

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    Assuming you have Seymour Duncan SSL-6 now, I would go Seymour Duncan STK-S4, they are noiseless equivalent to SSL-2. I have one on my Strat and it could do SRV vibe easily. I think a Full Shred is bright, so maybe wire the tone pot to the bridge pickup only to balance tone.
     
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  3. fowlercustoms

    fowlercustoms New Member!

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    Ill plug silver hand pickups.. he’s a hand builder that I like using on my guitars go check him out
     
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  4. Chipss36

    Chipss36 Strat-O-Master

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    I used to dig texas specials, until I played a few real 64-66 strats.
    It’s a shame these run over 1k now..
    Closest to that vintage sound I have ever owned...
     

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  5. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    I would opt for getting an additional guitar. That Charvel is nice, and it’s kind of expensive. I wouldn’t want to change it up. If you like the SRV tone, maybe consider finding an SRV strat. They are reasonable on the used market, and there are a lot of them out there. But if you can’t, the pickups in that guitar are Texas Specials.
     
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  6. EC Strat

    EC Strat Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    +1 the SD stacks are awesome Great pickups
     
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  7. REWTX

    REWTX Strat-Talker

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    I would go with Van Zandt true vintage strat pickups. They give my G&L legacy that SRV tone.
     
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  8. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    First of all, welcome to Strat Talk.

    There are so many variables... personally, I wouldn't want to mess up a nice Charvel by changing pots and pickups. First, I'd try to lower the pickups, as @fezz parka suggests.

    After that, I'd probably look for a Strat. I see you're in Perth. I don't know how the market is there, or what guitars are readily available on the used marked. In my area, for the same $$$ as a set of Lindy Fralin pickups, I'd could pick up used Squier CV or MIM. That way you'd still have the Charvel, and you get to have the Strat tones, too.
     
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  9. Tidy la

    Tidy la New Member!

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    Hi guys

    Thank you for such a welcoming response to my first post on here. I've picked up a lot of great info!

    Just to let you know how it went. After a good think, I realised I needed a nice Strat for the sound I'm after. So I traded my charvel in and bought a new Fender American professional strat. Olympic white with maple fretboard.

    I've got to say, once I set it up, it plays like a dream and sounds fab! Exactly what I was looking for , I should of bought one years ago.

    Thanks again for the advice, it really helped me make the right decision!
     
  10. freddy

    freddy Strat-Talk Member

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    i have a Jackson San Dimas HSS wich was loaded with super distortion and 2 SCN pups , the sound was very compressed and a bit dark on the HB and the SC were very dull , after some research i have swapped the pickups with Pribora HSS set (A2 HB , Mid & Neck VooDoo) , for the wiring i have installed 500k master volume and 250k tone just for the SC ( on the SC i have installed 2 470 ohm resistors ) 5 way switch with "50's" wiring for start with 0.1 cap .
    the result was perfect, tone wise i can cover all the classic rock sounds with this combination like Clapton , cream , free , hendrix , AC/DC ect...
     
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