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Are there any single coil Strat pickups with adjustable pole pieces?

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I'm thinking about getting a Strat but I might end up messing around with different pickups so I was wondering if there any SC ones with adjustable pole pieces (I don't like it when the wound strings boom out too much)

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Right off the top of my head, I can't recall ever seeing any with adjustable pole pieces, but you can always just lower the wound string side of the pickup a little bit relative to the unwound side. I've pretty much always done that on my neck pickup and the opposite on my bridge pickup.

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Carvin AP-11s have adjustable polepieces, 11 of them in fact. The only thing I don't like about them is they chew up my picks.
:mad:

 

i was gonna suggest ap-11s as well. what do you mean they chew up your picks?

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i was gonna suggest ap-11s as well. what do you mean they chew up your picks?

The polepieces are kind of jagged and when I speedpick the tip of the pick hits them sometimes and wears out the tip faster than regular polepieces would. It isn't so much of a problem with regular picks, but I'm using Jazz III XL's and I don't really enjoy wearing the tips out on those too fast.:freak:

 

They sound great though, I love the sound of Carvin AP-11s.

 

My Strat with the AP-11s is out of commission now anyways, tho.

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The polepieces are kind of jagged and when I speedpick the tip of the pick hits them sometimes and wears out the tip faster than regular polepieces would. It isn't so much of a problem with regular picks, but I'm using Jazz III XL's and I don't really enjoy wearing the tips out on those too fast.
:freak:

They sound great though, I love the sound of Carvin AP-11s.


My Strat with the AP-11s is out of commission now anyways, tho.

Try some Dunlop Stubbies. Takes months to wear one out.

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I picked up an old Dimarzio strat pickup with a chrome cover and hex-screw pole-pieces. Maybe try finding one of those? They seem to have come from the 70s or early 80s.

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Try some Dunlop Stubbies. Takes months to wear one out.

Thanks for the tip, maybe I'll try them someday.

 

But right now I'm very much into red Jazz III XL's. I tried regular Jazz III's but they would fly out of my hand when I would speed strum octaves, etc.

 

And I find the red nylon ones to be less slippery than the black stiffo ones.

 

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1 hour ago, Fact007 said:

Well explain this knoffler guitar in this video clearly shows strat pickups with adjustable poles but no screw head. So somehow they have to be adjustable when they are removed as im seeing in this knoffler video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sUznyA2GZw

those look like staggered pole pieces to me,  I think Fender used this type of pickup from 1955 to 1973 before switching to flat pole pickups, but nowadays the staggered pickups are still offered on some models

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On 2/28/2020 at 11:35 AM, bieke said:

those look like staggered pole pieces to me,  I think Fender used this type of pickup from 1955 to 1973 before switching to flat pole pickups, but nowadays the staggered pickups are still offered on some models

Exactly that - they're just normal staggered alnico slugs, non-adjustable.

 

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