Noiseless fat 50's..do they exist?

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  1. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    Done some searching and lots of reading, but I cannot find an answer to this question:
    I love my Fat 50's pickups, but they do hum under some circumstances. Is there a noiseless replacement out there?
     
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    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Fender does make noiseless pickups, and so do other manufacturers - but none will sound exactly like a Fat 50s pickup....

    You might want to try Fender Hot Noiseless, if you can try a Jeff Beck Strat out somewhere at a shop that would give you an idea....

    @Sarnodude
     
  3. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    aha! many thanks , sir!
    (I love Jeff Beck... oh crap, now I went from gassing for pickups to gassing for a JB Strat!)
     
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    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

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    Seymour Duncan and DiMarzio make nice sounding vintage voiced noiseless pickups.
    As does Fender, but, keep in mind, noiseless pups are a trade off.

    Yes, they can get into vintage tone territory, though some people disagree.
    Only you can decide what sounds good to you.


    What do you think?
    Fender N3s

     
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  5. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    me like.... and nice playing!! What else is in that signal chain???
     
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    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

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    Thank you @Sarnodude :thumb:

    Signal chain is guitar (2012 Fender American Deluxe w/ N3s) - Scarlett Solo USB interface - Amplitube 4

    Here's the amp setting. I used a graphic EQ as a preamp, to give the guitar a little more bite and grit.

     
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    Why not try shielding the cavities. I did this on a noisy Strat and it is now very quiet.
     
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    I'd have to agree 101% here . Stew-Mac copper tape in the cavities, on the back of the pickguard and Fat 50s in one of my Strats. That sucker is DEAD silent.
     
  9. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    Shielding sounds like a good idea to me, plus I can add the jumper wire on the switch to get tone control on the bridge pickup. Works great on my MIM. I greatly appreciate all the previous posts, by the way.
     
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    The Classic Stack Plus is a vintage sounding noiseless pickup. I tend to like better than most single coils.