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Anyone used the Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by FUSER, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. FUSER

    FUSER Member

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    These come in deluxe strats, I think.

    Apart fromt eh noise reduction, how is the tone?

    thanks
     
  2. aquadog

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    I don't know about the strat set, but if they're anything like the tele set, they're garbage. Those tele pickups are probably some of the worst pickups I've ever played- the stock pickups in a beater hondo tele copy i have are better sounding.
     
  3. Cybercat

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    Sorry FUSER, have to say I must agree wholeheartedly with Aquadog:-

    Garbage.

    I have a one year-old Jeff Beck strat (incredibly nice neck) & I had to rip the pu'ps out the week I got it after just 2 gigs, & replace with the WCR (Wagner) "SR" set.

    I'm not saying the Fender Noiseless really suck[/I[ or anything, just that you could prolly get better results with a pair of old walkman earphones stuffed into the p'up cavities...:rolleyes:

    Avoid at all costs.

    Now here's the JB Strat with the WCRs in it, purring happily...

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    The Wagner SR set is available here: - http://www.crcoils.com

    Good luck!
     
  4. DrSax

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    unfortunately, I still have the fender noiseless in my Deluxe. I'm saving some scratch to get Kinman's.

    At bedroom levels, I find the Fender's are ok, but in a band setting they just are weak weak weak.
     
  5. I like my Tex Mex pups much better
     
  6. MusicGearGuys

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    They dont have the tone of a chimmy sc, but I absolutly adore the Hot Noiseless Jeff Beck's.

    Cybercat, I'll buy your from you Beck strat!

    Gregory
     
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    Didn't work for me either!!!!
     
  8. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009

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    I think the Vintage Noiseless pickups sound great in the Clapton Strats. I liked the Lace versions better but the Fender ones certainly don't suck.
     

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