Help me find the perfect strat pickups

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  1. Jeremy A

    Jeremy A Member

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    I'm about to buy a Fender American Standard Strat. I want to install some pickups that will give me a fat, full, warm, thick tone. I love midrange as well. What pickups would be best for me? The Lace Sensor Chrome Domes look perfect for my needs. Is there anything better? Lollar, Dimarzio??? Thanks!
     
  2. Seegs

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    Hotter wound pickups should do this...

    SD A2 magnet Antiquities come to mind

    Chow,
    Seegs
     
  3. cholula69

    cholula69 Supporting Member

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    Lollar would be my first suggestion. From there maybe try JM Rolph, Lindy Fralin...you can't go wrong with any of those.
     
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    Bareknuckle Apaches. Ive got a set of Sultans, which are the scooped offering, and they have more mids than the stock am strat pickups
     
  5. BoogieManSC

    BoogieManSC Supporting Member

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    +1. I've got these in an American Deluxe and they're awesome. Vintage tone. I also had them in a mahogany-bodied strat and they were awesome there too. The Texas Hot Antiquities...
     
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    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    I pulled my SSL-1s (neck and bridge) and SSL-5T (Bridge) because I found them to fat and midrangy for my rig so if I were you I'd start there or maybe even APS-1's if you really want the fat mids!
     
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    rich_chaffins Silver Supporting Member

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    I would definitely recommend Zexcoil, either the Signature Set or Vintage Series. I've tried them both, and they are amazing. AND noiseless.
     
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    Fralin Blues specials, get the 5% overwind !!
     
  10. Jeremy A

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    Ok, Lollar Special S Series Pickups vs Fralin Blues Specials? Which is better/how are they different?
     
  11. thesjkexperienc

    thesjkexperienc ^^^ I made this guitar^^^

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    +1 This coming from a true vintage style snob as well! Easily the most dynamic pickups I have ever used in 30 + years. I am saving for the fat strat set.
     
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    pete692 Silver Supporting Member

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    Lollar dirty blondes. Never have to think about trying another set in search of more "strattiness". Spent years and $$$ on that quest. My second favorite set is the Fender CS '69's, but my playing space is right next to a gigantic transformer box out in my yard and I need RWRP on my strats. Went to the Lollars expressly for this reason and they took my guitar in a totally different direction, and I love them.

    They make your strat sound like a strat. Period.
     
  13. JakeELee

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    A little off the beaten path, but check out the custom pickups that they are winding in house at Rice Custom Guitars. You'll thank me.
     
  14. amphead777

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    Don't overlook Sheptones!!! Great Strat pickups.
     

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