Single Coils to replace Texas Specials?

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  1. boon

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    Hi looking for something noiseless. The texas specials are nice but they're too frickin noisy! Heard the dimarzio virtual vintage range is pretty good. Any other ideas? REviews?
     
  2. Stressfest

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    Boon, I'd go the Suhr V60LP's and whack a Suhr silent system on the back. Checkout the Xotic website and the Scott Henderson clips...Tasty :)
     
  3. boon

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    Possible to use the silent system with my texas specials?
     
  4. boon

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    Crap the silent system is expensive! Anything more affordable?
     
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    Not sure...Anyone??
     
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    I believe the Dimarzio virtual vintage are good...reports i've heard. Might be a bit more affordable :)
     
  7. middlepickup

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    For noiseless Strat PUPS, I have used DiMarzio Virtual Vintage, Fast Track and Cruiser (all good, but not a true Strat sound). I have also used Fender Noiseless (muddy). I was most pleased with Bill Lawrence. I replaced my Texas Specials with Bill Lawrence. They are dead quiet and NOT overpowerful, which gives honest Strat sound. They are very reasonably priced, but you will wait a month for them - worth it. Check them out at:
    http://www.billlawrence.com/
     
  8. boon

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    Which model from the bill lawrence range did ya use?
     
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    Kinman. You can get great vintage strat tones and totally noiseless. Though they're pretty expensive.
     
  10. boon

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    kinmans would be perfect but the $$$ isn't too welcoming
     
  11. NuSkoolTone

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    The new Dimarzio Area 58' and 61' Have garnered some interest as of late. I haven't heard them though...
     
  12. middlepickup

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    boon
    I used the Bill Lawrence L-280S in all three positions. You can't go wrong for $40 a PUP. DiMarzio and Kinman will be double or triple the price.
    Bill and his wife, Becky, are great to deal with. Bill will also send along some interesting wiring diagrams.
    middlepickup
     
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    ...the word on the street is that they are the best noiseless design thus far. look for kinman, bill lawrence et al to do a re-think.

    -dh
     
  14. El Jimbo

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    That would suprise me if that had much substance to it. Dimazio were the ones trying to run Kinman out of town before he even got a foothold.


    That Suhr system looks interesting but it's nearly $600 for a set of Suhr pups + back plate silencing system! :eek: :messedup

    What makes it so expensive?
     
  15. gtrnstuff

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    Well, maybe that's what they figure the market will bear, plus recovering the R&D to get it right. It seems to be a precisely wound coil built into a back plate, plus a small PC board with trim pots. I just installed one on a parts strat with Tx Specials, using a neck pup in the middle. Haven't tried it with hi gain yet, but tone seems unaltered, and individual pickups are much quieter than stock. Although, I'm not sure it's as quiet as the old RWRP combinations.
    More testing...
     
  16. El Jimbo

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    Hmmm, well I'd expect brilliant results for the coin. We'll see. If it were about $400, my ears would prick up.
     
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    the area 58 and 61 are as close as i've ever heard. i was pretty much happy enough with the VV 2.1s but these are a whole other thing.
     
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    I am pretty happy with my set of SCN ( Fender and Lawerence design) and a set of Dimarzio virtual 2 in my second strat. But I should add that both sets aren't similar to the Texas Special, pickups I never like
     
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    Which do u prefer? Dimarzio or SCN?
     

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