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whats a Killer set of strat rock pickups

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by joolzriff, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. joolzriff

    joolzriff Member

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    SINGLE COILS for sure!! something that likes to be clean but i play in overdrive most of the time nothing super hot just a single coil that digs being clean and dirty.......no buddy holly or hank marvin single coils.....nothing that squeals at volumes...no dire straits tones.....nice and PERCUSSIVE and PUNCHY
    I would like to purchase something that could be found easily,nothing way weird and too boutique
     
  2. Tone_Terrific

    Tone_Terrific Member

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    Go over to the fx forum and find the clips of the MI Crunch box recorded, most excellently, by ??? featuring a Strat with DiM fs-1's into a clean Marshall. I thought this was top-choice single coil rock tone, and sort of noted the combination for future reference.
     
  3. RockStarNick

    RockStarNick Supporting Member

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    A super versatile set:

    Duncan Custom Staggered (bridge)
    Duncan Vintage Staggereds (neck and mid)

    Works with pretty much anything, with a great strong bridge pickup.
     
  4. DaveG

    DaveG Gold Supporting Member

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    Rio Grande Dual Calibrated set- it's a Muy Grande (B), Halfbreed (M), and Vintage Tallboy (N). Definitely fat & punchy.


    Even better, have Pete Biltoft wind you a set of his Strat-sized P90's:

    www.vintagevibeguitars.com
     
  5. crosse79

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    HI either Lollar Blackfaces or Dimarzios VV & soloist
     
  6. J-P Twang

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    I've been thinking about getting a set of Lindy Fralin High Outputs.
    I hear they are supposed to be good and fat. Can anyone confirm.

    Or are the too "Bootek" for this thread?
     
  7. joolzriff

    joolzriff Member

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    no,it isnt too boutique for here..i was jus trying to see what i could get off the shelf...after all they are bobbins and wire nothing else.....
    i hear form some people that fralins are a bit bright,i have never tried them but thats what i'm trying to steer clear of...the traditional single coil...i'm looking for something old and modern in 1...
     
  8. Kelly

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    I have a Fralin SP43 in the bridge of my Strat. Big, fat sounding single coil. Does AC/DC and Yngwie tones very well.
     
  9. franksguitar

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    I use Duncans, a JB bridge humbuucker & 2 classic stacks
     
  10. oxtone

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    Vintage Vibe SP-90's

    I've gotten nothing but great compliments since I installed these!

    Check 'em out at: www.vintagevibeguitars.com.

    Go to Pickups, and click on the Single Coils with the Copper wrapping.
    Then click on: Single coil P-90 style pickups for Strat style guitars.

    They have: 43 gauge magnet wire; 10,000 turns on the bridge pickup,
    8,500 on the neck and middle.


    - that's my Walnut "The STRAT" featured there.

    Pete Biltoft is a great guy, too. His customer service is top notch.
     
  11. J-P Twang

    J-P Twang Member

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    :AOK

    Waddayaknow...
    I am after the same thing, a big fat chunky single coil that still sounds like a strat but not too bright. I Like a good fat compresed tone, don't like that thin, shrill stra ttone.

    I hear that
    the high output lindy fralins are on the darker side, anyone?
     
  12. joolzriff

    joolzriff Member

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    u the man! same drill dude,i gota get mine in my strat NO laterthan wednesday night ready for thursday,gota make a carefull choice for a 1 time buy
     
  13. Caribou

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    I've got Lace Sensor Hot Golds in my AD strat and I love them. I tossed the stock vintage noiseless (hated them) and put some CS '54s in-- nice clean tone, but low output and it was hard for me to get a really nice od/distortion tone. I'm not a fan of the look of the Hot Golds really, but I love the way they sound. For me they were a nice compromise because I get very nice clean strat tones and fantastic od/distortion tones. The bridge pu in this set is also around 13k.
     
  14. joolzriff

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    hahaha thats funny,thats what i'm replacing is a set of hot golds from my clapton strat,yeah they have their qualitys,i'm looking for a brighter neck pickup than that and a more percussive bridge
     
  15. Igneous

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    duncan ants. never looked back,.
     
  16. JUSTJOB

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    Easy, Fender SCN's! They are great clean to scream.
     
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    EMG S in the middle, and SA's for the bridge and neck. 3 position switch.
     
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    A set of Schaller S6s... good luck finding them in the US...
     
  19. CitizenCain

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    +1 :dude I did up a friend's Strat with a set of these and he's very pleased with them, and he likes a good rock tone. No wimpy sounds there!

    I'll second Pete's customer service, too.
     
  20. CitizenCain

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    DiMarzio still makes the FS-1, you can get them anywhere. I just popped one into my last partscaster. It is a great rock pickup!
     

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