Building a partscaster, any recomendations for the pickups?

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  1. Guitar Slinger6

    Guitar Slinger6 Member

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    Looking for that deep vintage rich bell tone with some bite when needed (but not too hot). The guitar will be Rosewood neck and Alder body. Any suggestions?
     
  2. ugacrow

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    What kind of Partscaster, Strat or Tele? Guessing Tele based on your desired tone description, but just checking...
     
  3. paulscape

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    I just put some Suhr FL's in a sunburst strat, alder body with rosewood board. Sounds great. Rich tone, chimey and clear.
     
  4. gemmill

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    whether strat or tele, i'm always impressed w/ lollars.
     
  5. jetlag

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    I would go with Dave Stephens or Don Mare. The key is to correspond with them what you want (in Dave's case email, Don's case call him) and go with what they recommend. They'll wind pickups for you with your guitar/rig and sound in mind.
     
  6. Guitar Slinger6

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    Sorry, yeah it is a Strat.
     
  7. dharmafool

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    Harmonic Design outta Bakersfield, CA. I love the 54 Vintage Plus Strat pickups.
     
  8. gkoelling

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    VaughnC is a Strat nut and swears by Don Mare.

    I have a set of BG pups in a Strat that'll hopefully be done this weekend. I'll let you know what I think if you're interested. It's a maple neck/pine body, though.

    I used a set of them in a maple/alder last winter and the owner loves them.

    Good luck in your search.
     
  9. vds5000

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    What about Kinman AVN Blues? No noise, mucho tone, and a pinch of evil.
     
  10. buddastrat

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    I tried Kinmans many years ago and the tone was bad, imo. I recently listened clips on their site, and the way he talks them up, they sound awesome, and then those clips make me say, no thanks.

    I'd put the thing together and make sure it's got the stuff before you get soaked for a set of pickups. I think any make can make you a good set, it's more about which magnet, how hot, RWRP or not, etc.. that you want.
     
  11. straightblues

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    Call Don Mare. He makes the best Strat pickups available. Tell him what you are going for and he will nail it for you.
     
  12. Lemuel.Tan

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    Try Curtis Novak. I'm rather convinced, 3 sets later, that he makes some of the best Strat pickups there are around today. He will more than likely wind you something that you'll be very pleased with. His prices are really reasonable too. Check him out before you make your decision! :AOK
     
  13. Guitar Slinger6

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    Yeah, let me know what you think of them.
     

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