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  • Advice on replacing Strat Pups.

    I'm thinking of trying some different pickups in my Am Series Strat. I usually play clean, into my EL34 loaded Cornford, letting the amp overdrive naturally. I get an OK sound from the p-ups, but I'm looking for something a little dirtier/grittier (think 60s Garage Punk, early Kinks, 'Paperback Writer', kind of thing).

    Am I just using the wrong gear full-stop, or are there any replacement single coil pups out there that might help me along my way?
    GEAR:

    GUITAR
    American Fender Stratocaster (Bareknuckle Irish Tour in the bridge, Bareknuckle Apache in the neck)

    AMP
    Cornford Roadhouse 30

    EFFECTS
    D*A*M Meathead Fuzz
    Devi Ever US OD/Fuzz
    Proco Rat
    Frantone Sweet-Fuzz
    Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
    Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus







    Originally Posted by WoodenDuckMaker


    if a PRS guitar was a person. It would be an upper class white guy in a pink polo shirt and khakis.

  • #2
    Sounds like you're looking for something more P-90 like. You might want to check out Fralin Steel Poles.

    Or better yet, get a good P-90 axe.

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    • #3
      http://www.riograndepickups.com/scart/Categories.asp?productname=FOR%20STRATS
      check them out.

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      • #4
        bg-pups.com - v60's - best strat pups going, imo.
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        • #5
          I have Tex-Mex pups in my '05 Strat and I really like them. They are not quite as hot as Texas Specials, and I think they give me more control over my tone.

          Also, check out guitarfetish.com - I have the XV-600 with P-90s and it sounds great. If you are not interested in another guitar, they have many pickups to choose from. After playing through their P-90s and Crunchy PATs, I believe they have some of the best pups on the market and they won't kill your wallet.
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          • #6
            I'm going to have to seriously consider getting a p90 loaded guitar, aren't I.
            GEAR:

            GUITAR
            American Fender Stratocaster (Bareknuckle Irish Tour in the bridge, Bareknuckle Apache in the neck)

            AMP
            Cornford Roadhouse 30

            EFFECTS
            D*A*M Meathead Fuzz
            Devi Ever US OD/Fuzz
            Proco Rat
            Frantone Sweet-Fuzz
            Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
            Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus







            Originally Posted by WoodenDuckMaker


            if a PRS guitar was a person. It would be an upper class white guy in a pink polo shirt and khakis.

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            • #7
              Sound Clips:
              http://www.tonerider.com/soundfiles/trs3/classicblues1.mp3
              http://www.tonerider.com/soundfiles/trs3/duckcross1.mp3

              Link:
              http://www.tonerider.com/pickups/stratpickups.html

              Check it out.

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              • #8
                KIll two birds with ONE STONE go with FENDER Jeff Beck Noiseless Ceramic. They are KILLER sounding noiseless pups.
                Damn Right I got the BLUE'S

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                • #9
                  http://mysite.verizon.net/res8n7ad/amalfitanopickups/

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                  • #10
                    GFS lil' killers actually do this split.
                    Which is odd, there's FEW pups that preform wll split, but they do.
                    Also had good experience with the overwound vintage strat set.

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                    • #11
                      How about the ones being produced by Bareknuckle? I hear good things about them but have never actually heard one. None of the soundclips on their site seem to work.
                      GEAR:

                      GUITAR
                      American Fender Stratocaster (Bareknuckle Irish Tour in the bridge, Bareknuckle Apache in the neck)

                      AMP
                      Cornford Roadhouse 30

                      EFFECTS
                      D*A*M Meathead Fuzz
                      Devi Ever US OD/Fuzz
                      Proco Rat
                      Frantone Sweet-Fuzz
                      Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
                      Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus







                      Originally Posted by WoodenDuckMaker


                      if a PRS guitar was a person. It would be an upper class white guy in a pink polo shirt and khakis.

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                      • #12
                        STOP PRESS

                        I was messing around with the volume on my guitar, the EQ on my amp and my SD Pickup booster and, low and behold, the tone I was looking for just barked right at me.

                        I'd been using too much gain on the booster and that was where the problem lay. The harsh tone I was looking for, actually required only very little of it.

                        So I'm a very happy man right now, knowing I'm not gonna have to shell out for something I ultimately don't need. And, what's more, I only need to use the Booster and the amp (and the guitar) to get it. Putting the Fuzz boxes away feels particularly liberating.

                        Drinks all round, I think!
                        GEAR:

                        GUITAR
                        American Fender Stratocaster (Bareknuckle Irish Tour in the bridge, Bareknuckle Apache in the neck)

                        AMP
                        Cornford Roadhouse 30

                        EFFECTS
                        D*A*M Meathead Fuzz
                        Devi Ever US OD/Fuzz
                        Proco Rat
                        Frantone Sweet-Fuzz
                        Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
                        Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus







                        Originally Posted by WoodenDuckMaker


                        if a PRS guitar was a person. It would be an upper class white guy in a pink polo shirt and khakis.

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                        • #13
                          Very cool. You digging that Cornford? They seem very nice.
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                          • #14
                            Fralin Blues Special.
                            Daaaaa Bearrrrrssssss

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                            • #15
                              Very cool. You digging that Cornford? They seem very nice.


                              Yeah, I love it. For a 1x12 30watt combo it sure is a monster. So nice to be able to rely on an amp for a change, rather than a whole floor-full of pedals.
                              GEAR:

                              GUITAR
                              American Fender Stratocaster (Bareknuckle Irish Tour in the bridge, Bareknuckle Apache in the neck)

                              AMP
                              Cornford Roadhouse 30

                              EFFECTS
                              D*A*M Meathead Fuzz
                              Devi Ever US OD/Fuzz
                              Proco Rat
                              Frantone Sweet-Fuzz
                              Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
                              Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus







                              Originally Posted by WoodenDuckMaker


                              if a PRS guitar was a person. It would be an upper class white guy in a pink polo shirt and khakis.

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