Recommend good yet affordable noiseless SC

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  1. Audioholic

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    Just picked up my first strat. Dig the sound ok enough, don't dig the hum as much. Anyone can recommend some good, yet affordable noiseless single coils that will still sound good

    Its an American Standard Strat.



    are these any good?
    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/099-2115-000/

    The pickups right now seem not very hot, specially compared to my PRS. Wouldn't mind them a bit hotter as well.
     
  2. Full Monty

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    You could go for the Noiseless Hot set that Fender do (although your retailer doesn't seem to have them). I like Evans pickups as used by Jeff Healey but as to their availability these days I have no idea.
     
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    Have tried all current "noiseless" Single coils out there. Really like the Dimarzio Area 58/58/61 set the most!
    Use R@S Super Pots 280k - NO Treble Bleed Mod!!! = Use a Quality Tone Capacitor like a Hoveland Musicap, or a Jensen Paper Oil. .047
     
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    There's one review (of a Tele pickup) on Harmony Central and it's not a very good one. I'd be wary of putting a set on an American Strat for now.
     
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    Try a Strat with SCN's and one with Vintage Noiseless. You may find either in a store.
    You may also find that these are not going to replace more classic Strat pups:aok
    Hot Noiseless and DiM areas get good reviews and I like Lace Hot Gold, OK.
    I don't know which would totally capture Strattiness the best.
     
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    +1 on the dimarzios
     
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    So 2 votes for the Dimarzios.

    anyone know the difference in sound/hotness from the 58/58/61 config versus the Fender Hot noisless?
     
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    Bill Lawrence Wildes are lovely, still have one in the bridge of my Tele. Affordable, too.

    Rob
     
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    Dimarzio Area 61 bridge / Area 58 in neck and middle.

    :aok
     
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    When you say "all" which ones have you tried?
     
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    Lace Holy Grails, and I also like the Bill Lawrence Wildes.
     
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    Thanks much for the suggestions! I think I will probably go with the Area 58/61
     
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    +1 for DiMarzio's
    I have the Virtual 54 Pro's in a pre-wired pickguard from Rothstein Guitars.
     
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    The price is definetally more attractive for the Wilde pickups, and I could probally pick those up right away which is a huge bonus. I see they have a few offerings, which ones should I look at?

    Classic L-280 in Neck and middle then a L-298 in the bridge?

    http://wildepickups.com/Wilde_Bill_s_NF_Singles.html This the right link?
     
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    I've heard great things about the Dimarzio Area pickups, but I'd also put in a vote for the GFS Neovins. I don't have a set of those, but every other pickup I've bought from GFS (about six or so) has been a stellar pickup, at an unbelievable price.

    A set of single coil Neovins won't put you out even $100.
     
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    Diamarzio's 58/61 all the way. Great SC tone - great price - what's not to love?
     
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    I may be the lone wolf here but I love the SCN's. I have used the Dimarzios and the Lawrence 280/290 set in a Tele. I think in a Strat the SCN's sound great. My ideal setup is mild gain via a Fulltone Full Drive Modfet and a PRRI. With that setup my SCN's sound positively killer.
     

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