Best "SRV" pickups for MIM Strat?

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  1. ungarn

    ungarn Member

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    My co-worker wants to upgrade the pickups in his MIM Strat. He is very much into SRV and Hendrix, and the stock pickups just do not get it done.

    I told him to check with Pete Biltoft at Vintage Vibe Guitars, only $95 or so for a complete custom set.

    Any other suggestions?

    What would be the best bang for the buck?


    Thanks,

    -Thad
     
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    Hi,
    I've had great results along that line with Chubtones and Van Zandt's.
    Peace,
    Dave
     
  4. GCDEF

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    I didn't like Tx Specials much. The rest of his signal chain, amp and effects, is going to have a much bigger impact on his tone than pickups will. What else is he using?
     
  5. ungarn

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    He primarily uses "small" Fender tube combos...

    Thanks for the replies!!! I thought Van Zandt Vintage Plus pickups would be a good option too.

    -Thad
     
  6. VaughnC

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    Other than original mid 60's Fender's....another vote for the Van Zandt Vintage Plus set.

    However, JM Rolph makes a very convincing copy of original early Fender pickups and will build them to the original specs of the year of your choice.
     
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    I heard that Van Zandt rewound SRV's pickups hotter. Like the VZ Rocks.
     
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  9. ungarn

    ungarn Member

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    Thanks for the tips everybody!

    -Thad
     
  10. Bonedance

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    I'd say you're on the right track Thad. For $95, you'd be hard pressed to find a better sounding, better quality set than Vintage Vibe.

    For $125, the blues set from www.truetonetechnologies.com would do the trick also.

    Have not tried the GFS "Vintage Overwound Alnicos" but for $69 or so, how can you go wrong? Many seem to really like these.
     
  11. KOG

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    Forget the pick ups, try one of these!

    [​IMG]

    :dude
     
  12. ungarn

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    Too funny...that pedal could probably be sold on QVC or at Guitar Center!!!
     

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