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    So my tastes have changed and the 3 GFS lil killers are just plain too hot for me.
    I wanna use the 6K neck in the bridge and come up with some sc mid and neck pups. The goal is something close to vintage strat with a bit of hair on it's sack. Noiseless would be nice but not necessary as I'm not a ganiac by any means. Classic rock, blues and even some country from time to time.
    Ideas?
    Stupidity around here is spreading quicker than an STD at a nymphomaniac convention.

  • #2
    I would go with the texas wound but I would change the bridge pup too.

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    • #3
      If you are going noiseless I highly suggest the Dimarzio Area pickups!

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      • #4
        single coil options are almost endless... i will suggest the same thing i always suggest...

        i would contact a custom winder like Rose Pickups or BG pickups and tell them exactly what you have and what tone you are looking for. Ken at Rose and Bryan at BG are both pretty damn good at nailing whatever tone you describe... not to mention that most of the Rose single coils sell for $60 a set, for hand wound pickups...

        if you'd rather have something off the shelf...

        Texas Specials and CS 69s come to mind right off, but like i said, the options are almost endless...

        for noisless, i agree 100000% with the Dimarzio Area reccomendation, very nice sounding pickups...
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        • #5
          BG strat 90s have fit the description of classic strat sound with extra bite.

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          • #6
            After an exhaustive investigation for the same question.....I say either Fender CS 54 or Lollar blackface.

            The CS are affordable and to my ears sound AS GOOD as Fralins. The LOLLARs are the absolute best you can get...I don't care what anyone says. Period. YOU CAN ASK JASON to overwind them....he calls it "dirty" if you want more bite. He actually sells a "special" strat pickup which has more output and may be what you are after....they are $90 each pickup.


            Here is a great sound board to compare most of the Fender CS stuff to the Fralin Stuff.......For me the CS 54's are every bit as good as the Fralins.

            http://www.acmeguitarworks.com/Acme-Guitar-Works-Sound-Clips-W60C345.aspx
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            • #7
              I always recommend Fender Texas Specials, since they're my favorite Strat pickups.
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              • #8
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                • #9
                  I always recommend Fender Texas Specials, since they're my favorite Strat pickups.


                  I'd be tempted to go this direction as well, with just enough midrange honk to be really nice all-around rockers. No doubt I and a few others would attest that GFS '64s would do very well for the money, too. PErsonally I'd generally steer away from Fender's Noiseless pickups, as they've always have been a bit stuffy and "artificially compressed" to my ears.
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                  • #10
                    Here's a crappy old video I did comparing my Fender CP 60s Strat (Grey bobbin 69) with BG Strat 90 equipped Benford Strat.

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                    • #11
                      I'd take a walk down the Strat sized P90 route as Kit above did^^
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                      • #12
                        Good suggesstions so far. I may go the BG route, but still looking for any other input.
                        Stupidity around here is spreading quicker than an STD at a nymphomaniac convention.

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                        • #13
                          I also like the SD antiquity II surfers, they sound good for rock as well, but I'm not quite sure that is the sound you are after.
                          Got Funk?

                          Good deals with: wilsoneffectsll, mr cheef, the.nameless, kpd78, Seano_Porno, jonPhillips, gjhardwick, Korgi

                          Selling: PRICE DROP!! NEED TO SELL ASAP
                          AMT Japanese Girl WH-1
                          Zoom Multistomp
                          Digitech RP3 Blue version
                          Wilson Effects Uber Fubar Bliss


                          want to buy:
                          EHX Ring Thing
                          Devi Ever Hyperion
                          Orange Crush The Button Wampler.
                          BAT Pharaoh

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                          • #14
                            You can get Tex Mex sets at good prices.

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                            • #15
                              Welp, I decided to go thru my packrat stash of pups

                              I had a Dragonfire rail pup and a coupla of 'Duncan Designed' pups I'd pulled out of a customer's Samick Malibu. DC resistance is 12K bridge, 11K mid and 10K neck. I wish now I had recording capability because this set is incredible! Balance is spot on. I usually don't go into high gain territory but I have with these. Note definition remains crystal clear regardless.
                              Stupidity around here is spreading quicker than an STD at a nymphomaniac convention.

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