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Red and blue dots = Texas Specials?

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  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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  2. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

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    @Lonn are there only one version of Texas Specials, or are there two versions? Custom Shop vs not custom shop. Is there a difference?
     
  3. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Depends who you believe. This is an older set I'm told.
     
  4. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Found this pic so I'm good, thanks.

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  5. bluejazzoid

    bluejazzoid Strats Amore Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Fat 50s also have the red and blue dots, so you gotta look at the wire to be sure:

    Plain enamel (dark purple-ish) = TX specials
    Formvar (bright copper) = Fat 50s

    Pictures sometimes make things easier! :)

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  6. rafasounds

    rafasounds Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes, as said above, TS have purple wire. I have a set of CS TS's.
     
  7. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    As many pickups as I've been through you'd think I'd have this committed to memory by now. Some things just don't stick so I have to ask over and over.
     
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  8. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Seller says copper windings so Fat 50s. Cool.
     
  9. andrewuk

    andrewuk New Member!

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    Brand new CS Texas specials have just arrived: purple windings wire. Blue dot on Neck p/u, Red on Bridge.
    My CS Fat 50s have copper winding wire, white wire (to switch) for neck, blue wire for mid, red wire for bridge. Same wire colours on V-mods.
     
  10. Rydock

    Rydock Strat-Talk Member

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    Do your Fat 50s not have cloth wire?
     
  11. bluejazzoid

    bluejazzoid Strats Amore Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Fender offers (or used to offer) a "solderless" set that comes without cloth wire... example.
     
  12. Skinny Nitro

    Skinny Nitro Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yes, we are not allowed access to Musicians Friend over here but the sets designed for the ill-fated solderless controls used plastic wire.
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  13. sjtalon

    sjtalon Senior Stratmaster

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    FWIW, all of the info I have collected through time doesn't support there ever being any diff., spec wise, any changes to them ect.,.

    SOMEONE here once "claimed" the older ones (whatever was meant by that) sounded a bit different (here we go, he said- she said), so like most everything else tone related, the rumor mill goes into gear.

    The CS TS were initially made for the SRV Sig. Strat. (early 90's '92 ?), then sometime after became available over the counter as a set.
     
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