57 Classics vs. RS Fralins in an Epi Sheraton

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by ssb, May 21, 2008.

  1. ssb

    ssb Supporting Member

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    Hi, I just bought an MIK Sheraton with 75 Classics, and I'm pretty happy with the sound. However, the guitar the Epi will be replacing has RS Fralins, and before I go and sell it I'm wondering if I should swap the 57's out for the Fralins. Any folks have experience with these 2 varieties of pickups in a 335 type of guitar? If it matters, I play through a silver Deluxe, and I try to contain the honky or nasally mid-range stuff.

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  2. SkydogFan81

    SkydogFan81 Supporting Member

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    The 57s are really nice pups, my brother has those in his SG. I had some RS Fralins in a Paul and they were really great! But then I got some WB's and those are in there now.

    I would say that the Fralins definitely better than the 57s.
     
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    TaZMaNiO Senior Member

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    Depends on the 57 (I've heard some that nail Holmes PAF vibe), but I would say if I couldn't try the 57's first I would definately go with Fralin PAF winds ;)
     
  5. waynesmith

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    The 57's are nice p/u's. I have a set of RS/Fralin aged True 60's in my R9 and they are outstanding p/u's. The 57's sound good but are not consistent. Fralin's are good across the board..
     
  6. dick wiewy

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    Isn't that a compound bitch to fish the PU leads to the switch/pots and then solder everything in situe? I've changed my Sheriton's stock pots & switch to CTS and they barely fit through the F holes. It took almost as long just to mask everything and preserve lead length as it did to wire and solder. Half way through I was almost ready to call a tech to complete the task. I was humbled and greatful when it was over is all I want to add.
    YMMV
     

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