- Apr 21, 2010
The new generation texas specials are good. Lower output than what is in the mexican robert cray signature and the custom shop signature use texas specials. There was even an article with RC saying TS are his favorite pickups.
People will say all kinds of things if they get paid enough by Fender. Remember, he will get some sort of commission or royalty from every signature guitar sold (I assume) so he has a financial interest in saying he likes what Fender do.
The fact remains that none of his classic early recordings (which defined his tone) were made with Texas Specials. Cray's sound is a '64 Strat with standard pickups. That's all you need to know.