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Pickups for my Strat

Discussion in 'The Tone Zone' started by Jason deBroux, Oct 13, 2021 at 10:49 AM.

  1. Crikey

    Crikey Well-Known Member

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    Texas specials
     
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  2. Jason deBroux

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    Not against using Fender Noiseless pick ups. I recently played a American Standard with noiselsss pick ups through a JTM45 and I almost had a unauthorized discharge in my pants because that’s the sound I’m going for So that might be the route I end up taking.
     
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  3. Jason deBroux

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    Liked them, but a little spanky for my taste.
     
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    Tex-mex. hotter than average but not harsh like Texas Specials. Best strat pickups ever imo, and affordable.
     
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  5. Jason deBroux

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    Are they noiseless?
     
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    The Tex-Mex pups I have loaded are not noiseless but sound great and have ceramic mags. Bloodrock is right about them compared to the TX specials.
     
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    Lace do not require batteries, if that is what you are speaking about as 'active'.
     
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    I had the vintage noiseless put on my Strat years ago, best thing I ever did for it.
     
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    They can also be wired passively as a regular single coil Strat pickup as well . I know as I have used this in the past and worked very well .
     
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    You could do a lot worse as I have also used these in the past and they worked very well .
     
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    They have a pair of wires from the coil and all but the early ones have another wire that’s connected to the plate for a ground shield. The pickup is 100% passive.

    I think people think they’re active because there aren’t any visible pole pieces. As it so happens there aren’t any pole pieces, but this is beside the point.
     
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    Kinkless Tetrode Well-Known Member

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    I pulled my guitar out with the Bill and Becky L280 pickups last night.

    They sounded authentic, traditional, strat, but without the noise. And these were not the latest of Bill's designs. What Bill had achieved just before his passing are probably even better.
     
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    I think it's the hi-fi compressed sound they produce...
     
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  14. mike58

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    Kinman will give you what you are after. Noiseless , yep, sl increase in output , yep. Balanced to match your bridge pickup, yep.
    They do a Woodstock Plus set which are AVn-69 neck and middle paired with their Hx-85 bridge which sound P90 ish.
    You state your own bridge does the P90 thing, so the obvious choice is a pair of AVn-69s… problem solved.
    If the Kinman site is difficult to navigate just search on the folk who sell the Woodstock Plus set and you will get a clear description of their specs and tones etc.
    I have Kinman Blues set in my Strat based on their AVn-62 pickups and they are top class. Not cheap , but awesome if you can afford them.
     
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    Fender noiseless pups suck

    The good ones are oldskool "noisies"
     
  16. Jason deBroux

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    Great stuff all thank you !
     

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