What are your favorite single coils for blues?

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  1. jbylake

    jbylake Regular Dude Silver Member

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    Funny story.:D:D I'd love to see someone play that in a gig, actually. Especially in a Hard Core Biker Club...but for example, the pickups preferred by a Swedish "Death Metal" player, and say something Clapton or SRV might have preferred.:p I'm sure it could be done, but may not be the go to pickup for most folks who play mostly blues, or blues rock.
     
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    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

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    Man that sounds great, I’ve come to the conclusion distortion and gain pedals are overhyped, a good tube amp is the main ingredient.
     
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    I can't remember if it was here or elsewhere, guy was telling a story about doing a gig with his blues band, one night playing his SG, and the booker from some "blues fest" saw him and cancelled the band because they were now a "rock band". Apparently, the (insert bad word here) never heard of Buddy Guy or Muddy Waters or Sister Rosetta (though technically she wasn't blues, but then, so wasn't about half of Magic Sam's stuff, lol) who all played SGs.
     
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    jbylake Regular Dude Silver Member

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    About 2 years ago, I saw Bonomassa in Cincy OH. I doubt that very few cared or even knew that he was mostly playing Les Pauls.
     
  5. rockon1

    rockon1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    None- all 6 of my strats have rails. Clean to scream -no noise, lots of push.
     
  6. Agtronic

    Agtronic Senior Stratmaster

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    I actually love the stockers in my ‘99 American Standard. I recently lowered them after pretty high for the last 20 years and I was quite shocked at the difference. I have finally discovered the woody character I thought my guitar simply didn’t have... but the dynamics are different. Will need to get used to it. All that to say, I could never imagine changing these out, and I love that I haven’t spent a dime on this guitar and it sounds fantastic. I think most stock strat pickups sound great for blues.
     
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  7. Impulsive guppy

    Impulsive guppy Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    hmmm, he said the same thing to me...
     
  8. guile

    guile Strat-Talk Member

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    everything low output
     
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    azharkamal Strat-Talk Member

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    All your choices are good. I recommend Raw Vintage RV 50s highly!!!!
     
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    Stonetone Senior Stratmaster

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    Humbuckers :D
     
  11. mlormans

    mlormans New Member!

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    For blues lipstick pickups are the best ;-)
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    Ronkirn Most Honored Senior Member

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    Guys. Do not ask "What pickups do I need?, or What pickups are best for. . ?" in the forums.. You can't get reliable info...

    It's not that the advice submitted isn't sincere, it's that those offering it can have no more than a limited exposure to multiple combinations of picjup and guitar configurations..

    CALL the pickup makers, they will have had the experience interviewing guys like you, knowing what questions to ask to help you achieve the sound you want from what you have...

    Since such requires a lot of experience doing so, you are best served by choosing one of the long established pickup makers... then, don't argue with them... Sorry to the New Guys making pickups.. even iif you're a master at your craft, knowing how to discuss the targeted sound objectively requires a lot of experiance..


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    mike58 Strat-Talk Member

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    Just put in ToneRider Classic Blues to my MIJ Fiesta ‘62 reissue... lovely esp with a really low value cap (0.0066uF) to thicken the tone not dull it.
     
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    chuckygm Strat-Talk Member

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    I use Seymour Duncan Antiquity’s. Love ‘em
     
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    chuckygm Strat-Talk Member

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    I agree, and disagree.
    It’s like. Hey guys. What stock should I invest it.

    but get a list of recommendations, the go do your research ... then buy what your findings lead you to.

    But ya, careful with a question like that. Research!!!
     
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  16. ZZDoc

    ZZDoc Strat-Talk Member

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    I have a broad collection of recordings by blues guitarists and each one has a different 'sound'. Some are clean. Some are augmented with effects. The tone that moves you internally, and through which you seek to express the way that you feel is the one you pursue. How you get there is a matter of experimentation.
     
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  17. kjatexas

    kjatexas Strat-Talker

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    I have two Strats with single coils, both have Xotic pickups. One has RV-50s and one has RV-60s. They are both great pickups, good for anything.
     
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    chas3rd Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

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    GlockandRoll Strat-Talk Member

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  20. PatrickB

    PatrickB New Member!

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    Dimarzio Area prewired pickguard comes with 3 different "Area" pickups. I mostly use the neck. These are hum canceling pickups and very quiet and I've stopped searching for anything else. i have 3 guitars with these pickups.
     
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