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Ron Ellis Strat Pickups - Mid 60s!

thatstoneboy

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I played in a band with a guy for two years who always used Ellis pickups in his Strats. I always thought they were very good, but nothing out of the ordinary. I recently bought a set of his Mid 60s with the hot bridge and my opinion has really changed. I didn't think much of them before because I was playing another guy's guitars through his amps, set up his way; which was waaaay too bright of a tone for me personally. I've tried a crap load of Strat pickups and these have quickly become my favorites. So I apologize for anything I've said that describes Ron Ellis pickups as ordinary, because (for me) they are pretty freakin incredible.

Since there aren't many demo vids of his Strat pickups, I asked my friend Mike (roknfnrol) to demo them. As an honorable mention, I've also recently tried some Manlius pickups which are really great and kinda caught me by surprise. Mike demo'd those on the same day. The fuzz used is an Analogman Sunface BC183.

Ron Ellis Mid 60s with hot bridge set:


Manlius Vintage 54 set:
 
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telesupro

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Nice playing. The bridge doesn't sound thin like most stratocasters. Do you have any experience with his tele pups? I'm trying to decide.
 

roknfnrol

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We were in strat heaven that day! Those two sets that we demo'd really set the bar high. The tone was totally dialed in- amp, guitar, pickups, fuzz pedal, amp, speakers, everything was just right.
 

macmax77

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We were in strat heaven that day! Those two sets that we demo'd really set the bar high. The tone was totally dialed in- amp, guitar, pickups, fuzz pedal, amp, speakers, everything was just right.
tha first demo is what made me get the Mid 60s set
 






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