another question about strat pickups! yea!

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by jamiefbolton, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. jamiefbolton

    jamiefbolton Supporting Member

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    Hey guys...right now I have a set of Fender Texas Specials in the ol strat and the middle pickup keeps going out....I've resoldered the thing atleast 5 times and it works for a while, but eventually it quits and i have to take the guitar apart again. I've narrowed it down to the pickup itself i think. So, since I need to get a new middle pickup, I might as well get a whole new set. But.....what to get???
    I want something warm!
    Nothing bitey or shrill!
     
  2. Giraffecaster

    Giraffecaster Member

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    sure it's not the 5-way switch?
     
  3. JUSTJOB

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    Fender SCN's, very nice pickup's they can do warm as well as vintage.
     
  4. jamiefbolton

    jamiefbolton Supporting Member

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    this last time I resoldered it I touched up the whole 5 way and nothing changed.....then I touched up the pick up...wahlah

    but who knows?
     
  5. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    try carefully scraping a little of the insulation from the thin pickup wire with a razor blade where it meets the hookup leads and then reflowing the solder.
     
  6. rickc007

    rickc007 Gold Supporting Member

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    Blue4Now Gold Supporting Member

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    I concurr with the fat 50's. Warm and ballsy, definately not shrill although the bridge does bit a bite with OD (in a good way).
     
  8. FastFret

    FastFret Member

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    Recently I've put the following combo into my project strat:

    N - Dimarzio Area 61
    M - Dimarzio Area 61
    B - Dimarzio Solo Pro

    Look no further, they match fantastically with rosewood board, lots of warmth, good definition and dead silent.
     

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