What pups for my strat??

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by cml145, Jan 9, 2008.


  1. cml145

    cml145 Member

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    Wouldn't mind getting some opinions on what pickups everyone is using (and what you like about them), so i can finally make a decision on which ones to put in my Am Strat. Plugging into Budda SD 30 combo and use mostly for P&W.
     
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    I just put the DiMarzio area 58's in all 3 slots and as advertised there is no hum. They sound pretty good. I was sold upon hearing the demos on DiMarzio's website and the Guitar World review on them that can be found on youtube.com. I think the area 61's are suppose to be more like Texas Specials from what I understand. The proof is in the hearing so check those sights out.
     
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    Have had Kinman's in my '57 reissue Strat for a couple of years now and am very happy. Right after the install, I did an A/B comparison with my '69 Strat (not a reissue) clean through a Twin Reverb. I thought the Kinman's definitely had the classic Strat sound and the difference in noise was mind blowing!

    Note: Kinmans are VERY sensitive to height adjustment so it takes some experimentation to dial in the sound you want.
     
  4. cml145

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    Cool...I think I'm looking for that classic strat sound, but nothing too twangy ...something to counter my Les paul's tone.
     
  5. KeithC

    KeithC Silver Supporting Member

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    There is a lot of them. I've tried most all of them too.

    Right now I have a couple sets of a small hand winder called Kimptone.
    He has a low output set called the Uncle Dickies with flat poles and a slightly higher output set too.
    Both vintage sounding. Really well made and a great price. I think I paid $120.00 per set shipped.
    I have no affiliation with him. Just a user!

    Angeltone is another great handwinder I have tried.
    A little more money but really nicely made and sound great.
     
  6. cml145

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    What is the website?? I google it and didn't get any info except more forums.
     
  7. KeithC

    KeithC Silver Supporting Member

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    Angeltone has a website.
    If you mean the Kimptones he doesn't have a website.
    PM me if you want his email.
     
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    +1 for the Angeltones:AOK The owner/winder Ken is the best. Ken knows his stuff like no other. Seriously, it's more than just "wind them to under 6K". There are several other parameters that go into a well made pickup...Ken will steer you to the Perfect set:D
     
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    Fender hot noiseless, love them in my JB strat
     
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    Really enjoyed Lollar Blackfaces but needed something staggered for my neck.

    Using Bare Knuckle Apaches right now. Have a set of D'Pergos that are great as well, but you won't find those available unless you own a D'Pergo.
     

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