Best Fender Pickups - John Cruz Masterdesign?

Earplayer

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Whats your experience with Fender (Custom Shop) Pickups...? I really really like the CS60s Pickups - wonderful Pickups... how do the John Cruz Masterdesign Pickups compare to these? Seems that a lot of folks really love the JC Pickups...

:hiP Tom
 

Kind of Blue

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Would take a lot to top the CS 60's set... the quintessential Stratocaster tones are all in there... also try the CS 65's for early Jimi piano tones... subtly better than the 69's all around. Surely, JC knows what he is doing... but, IMHO, it would really take a very serious signal chain with some sensitive amps to reflect the minuscule differences. Since the OP already has the 60's set, the extra funds may be better put to use investing in the next higher grade of amp.
 

rickc007

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The 60's are my favorite vintage underwound set
Very Stratty tone

Don't know how many designs John has, I have one set
and they are much more of the Texas Special flavor
Great Pups as well, love em, would like to get another set.
But very different than the 60s
 

starfish

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Good topic. I'm nearing my decision on a CS Strat and I think the votes for CS60 pickups might confirm my original gut choice. You can somewhat hear the differences by watching the crappy SQ Mike Eldred Youtube videos. The 1964 Limited has the JC pickups.
 




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