Strat pickups

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  1. bigbadjohn

    bigbadjohn Strat-Talk Member

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    I saw these for sale wondering if they are genuine, I Googled 56805 guitar texas specials nothing came up, also wiring does not look correct.

    Tex Mex Single coil Pickups. From my American Standard Stratocaster. Professionally removed. $40



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  2. SonOfLerome

    SonOfLerome Senior Stratmaster

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  3. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    Those aren't Tex Mex OR Texas Special pickups - those are older American Standard pickups.....from the last 20-25 years......

    The seller is just confused as to what they are.....The American Standard never came with Tex Mex pickups....
     
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    simoncroft Still playing. Still learning! Silver Member

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    They are not the same as Texas Specials. Google them and you will soon see the difference.
     
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    SonOfLerome Senior Stratmaster

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    Aaaand I get upstaged! THANK YOU @Guitarmageddon as always :thumb:
     
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    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    I have to do this every so often. You all have a choice.

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  7. bigbadjohn

    bigbadjohn Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks for the replies I thought they were not was as advertised but still happy

    I forgot to mention the price $40 I updated my post I like older pickups that are not too hot
    he is saving them for me, now I know what they are
     
  8. Bakelite1

    Bakelite1 Strat-Talker

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    $40 is a great deal!
     
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    bigbadjohn Strat-Talk Member

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    Can you actually buy these pickups if not what would be the closest Fender pickups.

    Getting them tomorrow it's a 70 mile round trip nice to get out of the city I have an Electric Leaf very cheap to run.
     
  10. slowesthand

    slowesthand Senior Stratmaster

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    HSS Strats did come with Tex Mex in the neck and middle for a while until Fat 50s in 2012.
     
  11. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    That was only 2000 to 2007 and the American SERIES.....not Standard
     
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    PCollen Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    agreed, and you can find the definitive answer in this: https://stratocasterdesign.com/index.php/pickup-information/fender-single-coil-pickups/

    The 5620x number, in this case, is part of the complete individual pickup part number 005620x000. (Waste of time to write all those 0's on the pickup).

    Since the bridge pickup of the set shown in the OP has screws in it, it seems that its the Post-2007 Delta tone version which is a "hotter" bridge pickup (refer to the above https: )
     
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    PCollen Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Hard to find with the Delta bridge p/u...good price. I'd buy them if I needed a set, at that price if shipping was included or only a couple bucks
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    "Professionally removed".

    That's a new one.
     
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    slowesthand Senior Stratmaster

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  17. slowesthand

    slowesthand Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes it does.

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    Modern Strat with Blistering "Tex-Mex" Pickups
    The Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS continues Fender's American Strat legacy, offering a number of improvements with the same overall time-tested design. With "Tex Mex" single coil pickups and a Diamondback humbucker bridge pickup, "
     
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  18. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    I didn't see it in the spec sheet, i scrolled right down to only that.....oops
     
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  19. Skinny Nitro

    Skinny Nitro Senior Stratmaster

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    Another vote for Tex Mex up to 2012 on the HSS.
    Check the Fender service manuals, the Am Series HSS listed the Tex Mex part number from 2004 to 2007 and the upgraded 2008 Standard HSS used the same part numbers.

    From the 2009 Frontline Catalog

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  20. Skinny Nitro

    Skinny Nitro Senior Stratmaster

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    Away from the HSS diversion.
    The pickups are Fender American Alnico 5s as used from (around) 2007 to 2012. They have conventional wiring of black grounds and colors hot. Prior to that date Fender used white and colors with the whites hot and the colors ground. The 56205, 56206, 56207 handwritten numbers started to appear in 2000 on the American Series.
     
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