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Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by Lonn, Jun 14, 2019.
@Lonn are there only one version of Texas Specials, or are there two versions? Custom Shop vs not custom shop. Is there a difference?
Depends who you believe. This is an older set I'm told.
Found this pic so I'm good, thanks.
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!
Yes, as said above, TS have purple wire. I have a set of CS TS's.
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.
Seller says copper windings so Fat 50s. Cool.
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.
Do your Fat 50s not have cloth wire?
Fender offers (or used to offer) a "solderless" set that comes without cloth wire... example.
Yes, we are not allowed access to Musicians Friend over here but the sets designed for the ill-fated solderless controls used plastic wire.
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.