The one must have SSS pickup set?

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  1. Danny D

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    Thank you. I've used SD pickups for a lot of years too. I got to the point where I just kept my guitars stock mainly because my own playing was always the issue vs. the output of the pickups or other such minutiae. I'm appreciate the advise and will probably go in that direction.
     
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  2. Danny D

    Danny D Strat-Talker

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    Arguably one the greatest posts in the history of chatting about guitars!
     
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  3. REWTX

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    Van Zandt true vintage strat set
     
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  4. Rudedawg

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    But I do have Lace Hot Golds in one:whistling:
     
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    Of course we can go outside the box and be looking at some of those EMGs, Fishman Fluences?
     
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  6. systolsys

    systolsys Strat-Talker

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    I see what you did there.
     
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    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    CS Fat 50's. Have them in my thinskin '54 and couldn't imagine replacing them. Great cleans, great with mild od, and even great for rock.

    I like them a lot more than the '69s, but a lot of other folks like the '69s.

    Hard to recommend p/u's for others because we don't hear with the same ears.
     
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    My AV 56 came with a set of, wait for it... 56s, which sound great!
    Not sure if Fender sells them as parts.
     
  9. systolsys

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    I think the response to any "which pickups do I want?" is usually going to be "not the ones you have".

    Think of pickups like marriage. You find something that initially excites you, that fits you perfectly for a particular time in your life, but over time you get overly familiar, start to take the good points for granted and to wonder if you are missing out on something, so begin to look around for something different.

    The difference between marriage and pickups is the solution to the second problem is you can have as many guitars as you want.

    Also guitars are much much cheaper than divorces. (Trust me on this).
     
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    Yep, the Fishmans are very good, plus you get the push pull "boost"
     
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    57/62s sound great
     
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  12. coolidge

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    Anyone try Bare Knuckle brand?
     
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    yep.

    they are good.
     
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    I have bareknuckle humbuckers in an epiphone les paul. The bridge pickup is awesome but the neck is too flubby for my tatses. They are nice well made pickups, that neck pup is not what I was after but others may like it.
     
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    Horses for courses. Fender makes at least 10 different sets of pickups that would make for a fantastic upgrade. Ancho Poblanos, Sweet 64s and HW 59s are among the very best, though they're all virtually impossible to find on the secondary market as a result. Fat 50s, 65s, 69s, even Texas Specials, all great.

    Depends what type trying to achieve. No such thing as a one-set-to-rule-them-all, no matter what the marketing folks tell us.
     
  16. Hal Nico

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    Tonerider pickups are not, "Chinese",

    https://tonerider.com/workshop-tour/?v=79cba1185463
     
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  17. Hal Nico

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    Checkout ,"Rose" pickups,

    https://www.rosepickups.com

    Videos on YouTube.

    HTH :)
     
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    I’m a Dimarzio guy, I love the area series pickups. They are awesome if you want the guitar to still sound like a strat but with no hum.
     
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    I stand corrected. I've just checked my old box and you are right. I've always thought they were made in the UK because of that link :/

    They could have been made on Mars though AFAIC as they still sound great :D
     
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