What do you recommend for a great sounding clean strat pickup?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Droptop, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Droptop

    Droptop Supporting Member

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    I have a light ash body strat, fat rosewood slab neck and Fender '69 pickups. I want to get Knopfler sweet clean tone. What do you guys recommend? I'm open to all suggestions (Suhr, Fender Custom Shop, Lollar, Rolph, Fralin, Voodoo, etc.). Thanks!
     
  2. 9fingers

    9fingers Supporting Member

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    Duncan APS 1 (stag) or APS 2 (flat). Sweet, smooth, chimey & great quack. Less $ than anything you listed. (alnico 2 lowish output).
    Edit- I have them in an ash body, rosewood board Am. Std.
     
  3. Eagle1

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    Any of the Suhr's ,or if you like your tones warm Duncan APII's are still nice.
     
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    Suhr FL's are sweet as are Sheptone AB Customs and VanZandt True Vintage.
     
  5. mockoman

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    Man, I dunno, the Fender '69's are it for Knopfler. They are it in the notch positions like MK. In the 2 & 4 they tend to round the edges more than other Fender pickups. I have a '69 relic and it's got that sweet, notched tone. My '54s and Fat 50's aren't close.
     
  7. mockoman

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    And,oddly enough, MK chose Texas Specials for his Sig Strat.
     
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    Lollars or Duncan APIIs
     

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