What's your reference strat neck pup tone?

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  1. BigViolin

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    "Castles made of sand" comes to mind for me.

    How 'bout you? Please share.:banana
     
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    Are you talking about the rhthym part? I guess I always thought that was neck &+ middle together.,, Hendrix had his strat wired so that he could blend in the middle pickup.

    I always dug The Wind Cries Mary for my personal idea of a killer strat neck pickup sound.
     
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    Hey Joe?? Always thought that was neck??
     
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    Yes, rhythm part.

    I wouldn't doubt that a bit, now that you say it I do hear some in-betweeness in there, good call.

    Just looking for examples of great neck pup tones from a strat as I'm in the market for some low output pups (custom wound) and am curious what others think and tunes that I might be overlooking.
     
  5. MartinC

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    Well, mine used to be the solo on "Another Brick in the Wall" 'til someone pointed out to me that Gilmour wasn't using a strat on that (P90s ... in a Lester ... that right?).




    So, I'd probably say the following now:
    • Duke Robillard - Stratisfied
    • Matt Schofield - Searchin' (Give Me A Sign)/On My Way
    So, now someone's gonna chime in and tell me that those weren't strats with the neck pickup selected either :messedup :rolleyes:
     
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    Depending what kind of mood I'm in, it boils down to two very different reference points: "Mary Had a Little Lamb"/SRV or "Rising Force"/YJM. Like I said, very different, but I love 'em equally.
     
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    Isn't Blue Jean Blues a '59 LP?
     
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    Oh yeah! My two favorite artist's strat tones. One extreme to the other and they both smoke.
     
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    Hardtail Strat!

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    Layla is good.

    Actually Jimi on Most of Axis and Experiences slower un-fuzzy stuff. Mostly neck I think.

    Once stuff is over processed I find that it doesn't matter what guitar.

    Example: Fink Ployd It's great but the guitar type doesn't really matter.

    Page on a Tele, Dano or Les Paul.
     
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    Always thought "lenny" from SRV was the best strat sound demo ever...
    You can actually really hear when he s switching from bridge to neck and there s some serious neck pup tones in there ...
    Blue Jean Blues as well, I love the song and the sound just as much in lead or rhythm.
    A bunch of Hendrix as you all said, I d add "all along the Watchtower" and 51st anniversary.
    A live of John Mayer playing "Old Love" also.
     
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    love the sound of early buddy guy and ronnie earl
     
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    another brick in the wall part II guitar solo, assuming that's neck.....
     
  16. MBreinin

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    That is a goldtop with P-90s!!!

    For years, that was my very own "perfect neck PU on a Strat" tone as well. :eek:

    Mike
     
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    For me its any of the clean stuff SRV played, gets me every time. I havent really narrowed down one song.
     
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    Too many great choices. For me, it would be something by Jimi or SRV.
     
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    Curtis Mayfield when he was with the Impressions. Although he used flatwounds.
     
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