Keeley Pickups

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  1. jzgtrguy

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    Played a strat with those pickups at NAMM, I'm a Gibson guy, but was trying out his 4 knob compressor, The strat sounded great even without the compressor, actually have told some friends to check them out.....he may be on to something
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    but of course use your own ears.....
     
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    I'm bumping this one, because I'm considering trying a set.

    Randy, do you have any idea what set was in the strat you tried?

    They have vintage, "neo-vintage" and "modern".
     
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    I wonder what makes them different ? I see the circuit board but I'm not sure how that makes them different or better.
     
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    I also tried the Keeley pickups at the NAMM. They had the "Vintage" and "Modern" set up in two strats. The Vintage had a more traditional Strat
    sound with glassiness. The Modern pickups were considerably hotter in the mids and louder.

    The Neo-Vintage I think are one's you can have Custom Wound to your own specs.
     
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    $299 for a set of custom wound Strat pups??? I think Fralin is still charging $220 a set? These could be the best Strat pups ever, or just end up being the flavor of the month someday. I would love to try a set.
     
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    The "Neo-Vintage is like the vintage set, but with A5 magnets instead of A2. The "Tiffany Select" is the custom set.

    Expensive, but I'm intrigued, mostly because the Keeley boxes I have are so good. Still, I think I'll wait and see what kind of opinions float to the surface as time goes by.
     
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    I tried them at NAMM also

    both sets through a Mesa Lonestar
    for starters, NAMM is not the best place to sample
    pickups, lots of background noise, not much diff
    than trying to sample them in a Guitar Center on
    a Saturday afternoon

    However you can probably get a good enough idea

    my first impressions were, nothing new here
    not sure what he could have done different, I have
    sampled probably every aftermarket pickup
    but nothing standout, or must have

    Neither set grabbed me at all, but I will try to give
    a 2nd chance in a better setting

    didn't like the $299 thing either for custom winds
    I have had Fralin wind me custom set, he makes
    them exactly the way I asked for $220

    Actually the odds of me buying a set are slim

    but I do have a few of his pedals which are quite good
     
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    Thats my old strat I sold robert! I miss it.

    keeley PU's are the bees knees!!

    I have clips in the demo area.

     

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