Pickups for this tone?

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  1. Blue4Now

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    Good Strat pickups and Ronnie Earl's fingers :)
     
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    email that link to Don Mare and ask him to duplicate it.
     
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    Fer sure, I just need all the help I can get
     
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    Like most of the rest of us. :eek:
     
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    I think I may just do that. How do his prices run?
     
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    Yes, Don Mare's Jr Watson Replicas in my EJ Strat sound close.
     
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    After looking at Don's site I think his pups are a bit more that I was looking to spend for this guitar. How about the Fender 57/62 set. Looks like a nice low power pickup. Any thoughts?
     
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    I think the 57/62 set will do fine in the right wood.
     
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    I agree, these are great p/u's in the right guitar. Any of the usual suspect like Fralin VH's, Wagner SR's or Suhr FL's will likely do the trick. I have the Suhrs and think they are great.

    Although that is stereotypical Black face tone. In this case, I feel the amp will be just as important as the p/u's. What amp do you have? Any good Fender BFwith reverb (or botique), like a Super Reverb, will get you the rest of the way.
     
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    I hear pretty normal Strat tone, borderline plinkiness, played with great control.
    I'll bet he would pull VERY similar tones from any Strat/BF style rig, just 'cause that's what he wants.
     
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    I am playing through an early 70's silver face vibro champ, for clean tones anyway.
     
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    That is all touch. Any decent strat PU should get you that. Lollar Blackfaces, WCRs, etc.

    Mike
     
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    Lollar Blondes and that touch!
     
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    57/62's are my favorite Stratocaster PU. The only draw back IMHO is the lack of a reverse wound middle to do away with some of the hum.
     
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    If you haven't tried a bigger, better, Fender-style amp, anything with, at minimum, a 1-12 in spkr, do that so you can hear the pups you have.
     
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    Couldn't he just run the Champ through a 1x12 cab?
     
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    The champ I am using sounds huge. Not sure why, but is was entirely re-capped and an new Weber was put in before I bough it. It sounds almost as big as my old Deluxe Reverb reissue. I also have an Avatat 1X12 cab that I use a variety of small watt heads with. I am considering replacing the stock pickups in my MIM Classic 60, but I'll tell you they are really good sounding pickups and I may just keep them. I played them for a whiel alst night ans they sound real good. Anyone know exactly what these Classic 60's pickups are?
     
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