Best 62 Strat Pickups

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  1. Trojan

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    I wanna know - in your opinion what is the best 62 Strat pick ups around
     
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    The ones made after '61 and just before '63 ;-)
     
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    Actually these are great pups. Everything else is a variation on a theme. I recently bought a set fm these guys www.bareknucklespickups.co.uk. They make a set for that specific yr. Just about the best I've ever heard. The difference being basically hand made when you order them and off the shelf factory made and how much you're willin' to pay for the difference. The Bare Knuckles guys as well as most boutique winders will use the correct magnets and wire for the yr. in question and their QA is much better. You an also specify to a degree any ohms output RWRP or not, and aging etc...That said the 57/62's are a fine pickup that won't break the bank. Seymour Duncan Atiquities are a great alternative that falls somewhere between the two.
     
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    Another vote for the Fender 57/62. I have them on several of my Strats, and they are tonally correct. I love 'em, put them in all my Strat builds.

    If they had a great bottom end they would be the perfect PUP. The bottom is weak on these, my only criticism.
     
  6. VaughnC

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    Don't know what's so special about '62 but, after trying many Strat pickups seeking the tone of an old original '64 I once owned, Don Mare came closest. So close in fact that he decided to keep them in his line as his "Josie/Vaughn" set.

    Take a look/see: http://www.buckcannon.com/
     
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    I love these, vintage strat tone all the way.
     
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    I agree, Don Mare's Strat pickups are just amazing, among my favorite early 60's-style pickups.
     
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    My two favorites are the Klein Epic 62's and the Lollar Blondes. There is no best. Play 5 different real 62 Strats and they will each sound different. When asking a loaded question, expect loaded answers:)
     
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    Another vote :aok
     
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    Are the 57/62's the pups used in the '62 Hot Rod model?
     
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    Are you talking about the 59 set or the 63? What more can you say about it?
     
  13. Windup 43

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    Yup.
     
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    What's difference in tone between a 62 & 64?
     
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    +1 what Chris said….asking that question is like being a judge at the Playboy POY contest… there are no bad choices in the upper tier boutique pups…

    Ron Kirn..
     
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    Fralin vintage hots. I hate 57/62's. jut personal preference. Had a handful of guitars with them. Right out after a few days with tons of height adjustment and a setup. Just not for me.
     

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