Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Blue4Now, Aug 25, 2008.
Good Strat pickups and Ronnie Earl's fingers
email that link to Don Mare and ask him to duplicate it.
Fer sure, I just need all the help I can get
Like most of the rest of us.
I think I may just do that. How do his prices run?
Here's his Strat page. His contact info is on the site too.
The man is very good.
Yes, Don Mare's Jr Watson Replicas in my EJ Strat sound close.
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?
I think the 57/62 set will do fine in the right wood.
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.
I have a set of BG Pups waiting to go in my Strat.
Hand wound and his prices are great.
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.
I am playing through an early 70's silver face vibro champ, for clean tones anyway.
That is all touch. Any decent strat PU should get you that. Lollar Blackfaces, WCRs, etc.
Lollar Blondes and that touch!
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.
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.
Couldn't he just run the Champ through a 1x12 cab?
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?