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Jimi 'Wind Cries Mary pick-up' on Strat what comes close..

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Dylan61, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. Dylan61

    Dylan61 Member

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    Fender CS '69 pickups...that'll get your Hendrix zone.
     
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    being that he used a (black?) '63 strat for most of that first record (1966) I would say "a '63 strat!"
     
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    With out getting into specifics, any low to moderately low output strat neck pickup will get you close. The CS '69's are a good start, but my CS '54's are nice too. Too many factors involved to be specific. I can get close with any strat neck pickup. Amp, touch, attack, cables, mics, even recording console will factor into the recording.
     
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    Thanks,

    I can get some Kinman AVn series pickups, 56 - 56 -62, would this be a good start?
     
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    I'm sure someone will steer you away from Kinmans, but I really like mine. They're probably not authentic enough for some tastes, but they'll sure get you in the ballpark. I like the improvements, such as less noise, less string pull, proper unwound G stagger, etc. Hendrix wouldn't have played "aged" pickups, so consider that. Are you typically more likely to complain about ice pick than cutting through? I love my Woodstocks, but I do like 'em spanky!
     
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    Bill Chapin wound two Strat P'ups specifically to get this sound for me - they are very useful for a variety of tones. You can see the 'Houla they are on on the "Destroy all Guitars" site under Chapin then Custom it's the Fiesta Red one with the reversed bridge P'up.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    I play a Strat loaded w/ Custom Shop 69's through a Marshall 1959 SLP.
    When I play "The Wind Cries Mary", the tone is spot on to my ears.:AOK
    Peace,
    Mass
     
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    kinmans are nice, but they don't sound like strat pups to my ears...they're way too smooth

    just a different opinion
     
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    Only ultra-magic pickup made for no one will get you there :)
     
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    But, I have a '63 strat and I don't sound like Hendrix...:confused:
     
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    Kinman pickups are great low noise pickups, but they do sound too smooth to me. A little too hi fi, if you will. If you want something that's a great, real even sounding pickup for a "perfect" sound the Kinmans are great.

    There are several Dimarzio Virtual Vintage styles to choose from. They're a lot less $ than Kinmans too. My VV T's in my tele sound way more authentic than my buds Kinmans in his tele. Mine have more bite and more twang. A little rougher like a Tele should be IMO.
     
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    No you were told it was a 1963 Strat.But you will be a lot closer with a set of SR's-listen to Wagner's clip-it's pretty darn close.I have my set almost a 1/2" from the pickups and to my jaded ear(35 years as a pro/semi-pro),it sounds like a '56 Strat...Are you the second coming of Hendrix,because if you are,I wanna ticket to the next gig.Depending on the height they're set at,the SR's will do anything from '54-'64(also depending on what kind of tone cap you're using).They are well made,well shielded, and have the tone you are describing.
     
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    "Are you the second coming of Hendrix,because if you are,I wanna ticket to the next gig"

    When it happen I will think about you:AOK (to open some doors or to carry my guitar if you like)
     
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    It's more about "how" it's played. Plug a decent guitar with a single coil neck pu straight into an older low wattage Fender amp turned up a bit, & it should be very close. But, it's how you attack the strings, & how your fretting hand reacts that makes the most impact on sound.

    Steve
     
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    You can hear the Kinman Woodstock set by listening to any recordings of Pink Floyd at Live 8... Gilmour's strat was loaded with them at that time (not sure if he kept them). See if you like 'em. Those would be the AVn69's. Sounded pretty strat-like to me ;)

    -Ben
     

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