Suhr Pickups

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  1. david henman

    david henman Member

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    ...i may end up ordering suhr (single coil) pickups for my teles this week.

    has anyone tried them? anything i should be aware of?

    thanks a bunch!

    -david
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  2. Donn Rowe

    Donn Rowe Member

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    I got them{60's} in my strat..love 'em..As for Tele types not sure ..consider this a bump and good luck :)
     
  3. Ken I

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    I have the V60LP'S in my s type and they sound great. I have heard great things about his t type pickups also.
     
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    Does anyone know what the difference between aged and non-aged is?
     
  5. Sunil

    Sunil Gold Supporting Member

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    I own a Suhr Classic and a Classic T. The Classic is HSS, the Tele is HSH. The single coils in both are the V60LPs. I also have a Fender American Deluxe Strat (Bad Boy Blue), and I took out the existing SCN pickups and silent system and replaced them with Suhr V60LPs and the Suhr Silent Single Coil Backplate System. Lastly, I swapped out the Dimarzio single coils in my HSS-configured Music Man Axis Sport for Suhr V60LPs.

    So, I guess the point is . . . I really dig the Suhrs! Very warm and sweet sounding pickups, with much clarity, fat tone and lots of smoothness. They are relatively quiet for single coils, too.

    They really made a huge difference in my swamp ash Axis. The clean neck tones are especially wonderful, both for jazz chording and melodic lines.

    On the Strat, the Suhrs were a big improvement over the Bill Lawrence made Fender SCN pickups. Overall, more rich and complex, while the bridge solo tones with distortion are both fat and really smooth, the way I like it, but with a nice bite. The Suhr silent single coil back plate system is really amazing. More quiet than the stock Fender SSC system, with considerably greater dynamics.

    I really feel that the V60LPs are the best single coils available today, and they are rather reasonably priced.

    Cheers!
     
  6. Eric Pykala

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    Fender doesn't make a "SSC" system. "SCN" refers to Single Coil Noiseless, which means hum-cancelling pickups. The Suhr SSC system is an accessory to the pickup system that quiets it down dramatically. Apples to doorknobs...-Eric
     
  7. Telecaster

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    Suhr Tele pu's are great ! Punchy, beefy, articulate, twangy, neck pu is very very usefull, no icepick on the bridge pu. Most versatile Tele pu's I've got.
     
  8. fjs1962

    fjs1962 Silver Supporting Member

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    I've had lots of great Tele pickups over the years (Fender, Fralin, Duncan to name a few) but the Suhr Tele pickups are the best of the bunch for what I like to hear. They twang but don't sound harsh, they are clear but don't sound thin. Just a really sweet set of pickups that work for everything from jazz to blues to country to rock. Of course it probably doesn't hurt that they are in a Suhr Tele ;)
     
  9. Matt Gordon

    Matt Gordon Senior Member

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    Eric, I'm sure he meant SCN. Damn nomenclatures! Anyway, I use a DSV, DSV+, and SSV+ pickups. Killer PU's, and for 89/pc, a real bargin.
     
  10. John Bell

    John Bell Supporting Member

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    You should be aware that they are as good or better than pickups costing twice as much.
     
  11. therigaletto

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    I heard alot about the Suhr broadcasters. Im thinking about 1 in my tele bridge
     
  12. david henman

    david henman Member

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    ...okay, i'm convinced already!

    ordering a set to replace the three gold lace sensors in the tele deluxe plus. i have a feeling i'm in for a pleasant surprise...;)!

    -dh
     
  13. dookie

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    +1 and my Suhr T is swamp ash with a maple top and pau ferro board... Absolutely no icepick...
     
  14. tone4days

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    i played a suhr T type a coupla years back - if it cost a bunch less than $2200, it'd be mine today ... just a stunning stunning soundling, feeling, looking guitar ... the pickups were incredible and very very quiet for single coil pups ... i think the pups were about $100 a piece ... when i eventually got my duncan vintage stack for tele set (in a 52ri close) i got them both for about $130 and they sound very very good

    i think you'll love the suhrs

    t4d
     

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