Hottest AFFORDABLE single coil strat bridge pickup?

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  1. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Jaguar Convert Strat-Talk Supporter

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    any recommendations? I've heard of some of the big guys making super hot single coils, but I'm more of the cheapo variety, never going to pay 100 or near it, for a single strat pickup.

    Any ideas? Looking for a strat bridge PU that is single coil and high wound, handles heavy OD well. Not really looking for a Stacked/noiseless/hot rail type.

    The Seymour Duncans/other big brands are just too expensive for me to consider.
     
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    Hi, @nickmsmith -buddy

    Bootstrap or Rose might be good quality choice.
     
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    What you're looking for doesn't really exist....when most manufacturers list a 'hot' single coil, they are only in the 6-7k range.....it's hard to find a 10k+ really hot wound single coil without going to higher end companies.....
     
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    nickmsmith Jaguar Convert Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks! Seems like I can get a usable enough sound with a regular SC and using the tone knob.
     
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    Check out Bootstrap pickups. Made in the USA and great prices. I’ve never experienced them personally but people rave about them. They are next on my list to try when I need a new set.

    I’ve also heard that he will custom wind something for you.
     
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    That could be a good option. I’ve heard good things too.. and can’t beat those prices. Thanks!
     
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    find a G&L Strat style pickup.

    Add a steel baseplate to the one you have, just like a Tele a Strat coil will give you higher output.
    Make sure the steel plate is 1/8th inch or thicker for best performance.

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    slowesthand Senior Stratmaster

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    $90 for the set, genuine Fender, 11k bridge.

    https://www.themusiczoo.com/product...MIk4v-48Tz6gIVEpSzCh0WmwwPEAQYAiABEgLBRfD_BwE
     
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    Dimarzio FS-1

    Shop around, you should be able to find a deal.
     
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    Bareknuckle makes a 12.5 k single coil. It's the boot camp brute force.
     
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    nickmsmith Jaguar Convert Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks a lot for the recommendations, guys!
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Ended up ordering the Guitar madness version. That’s super hot wound. Under 20 bucks shipped.. worth the risk.

    if it’s even “ok” it will be worth it.
     
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