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 Post subject: Buying new pickups need a little help bluesy texas style
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:24 am 
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Hey guys so about 3 months ago i purchased some Seymoure Duncan antiquity pickps for my strat, i like them alot but for me there to bright like tingy in a way of course im a big SRV van and hendrix van i love playing the neck pickup and 4th position some ppl call ot the 2nd, anyways it could be my amp also i play threw a Egnater does anyone recomend the Dimarzio Areas or anything thats not to expensive but very warm and texas style also heard about fenders 69s and texas specials thanks guys!


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 Post subject: Re: Buying new pickups need a little help bluesy texas style
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:03 am 
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What do you consider "not too expensive"?

There are many from GFS to Lollar that you might like.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:07 am 
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Drop a Van Zandt Blues pickup set for that authentic SRV grit! :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Buying new pickups need a little help bluesy texas style
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:37 am 
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400 to expensive maybe even 350 yeah i been hearing alot about lollar and them van zandts thanks guys


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:55 am 
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Contact this guy. He winds fantastic pups and are very reasonably priced.

http://www.vineham.com

I use his pickups in all my guitars which include strats, tele's and LP's(both humbuckers and P90s).

EDIT: PM me if you want to hear some youtube samples.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:11 am 
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Both SRV and Hendrix used stock Fender pickups. It was the pedals and amps that made a difference. Fender has a the CS Texas Specials.

I actually prefer the Fender Robert Cray Pickups for there Blues tones. I had a set of Fender CS Texas Specials in 91 when they first came out. The Cray's have the same readings as the 91 TS's had. Not as hot as today's Texas Specials, but really smooth without the harshness.

Anyway that's what I like. YMMV of course.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:23 am 
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D.Allen Austin Blues Set, $189.95. Also check out Tex-Mex set by Fender.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:15 am 
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Up until recently I'd swear by a pair of Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Staggered APS-1 in neck and middle and a Custom Staggered SSL-5 in the bridge position with the bridge pickup wired to the middle's upgraded-to-notched-no-load tone pot. That is still my preferred pickup combination in my Strats, but not long ago I got my hands on a Custom Shop Clapton Strat and the Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups with the TBX tone and Active Mid-Boost thing (warning: 9V battery included) and it sounds spectacular: it nails all the traditional Strat tones and so much more... I now think I want that setup in all my Strats...


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 Post subject: Re: Buying new pickups need a little help bluesy texas style
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:07 am 
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Thanks guys the amtiquitys are pretty good i do like them heard alot about lollar black faces too i had another question what are pots do they make a diffrence my main strat is a 2003 japan made lefty 68 reissue do they change tone pots? Like if i upgraded them not sure of my question makes sense since i dont no to much about them thanks again.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:40 am 
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Lace Sensor Emeralds are supposed to emulate that gritty Texas kind of blues sound without the noise.

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Have you ever tried them?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:40 pm 
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I was just visiting the BG pickups website. His stuff looks interesting and only about $100 for a set of 3 Strat pickups. Check it out.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:51 am 
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Have you looked at the DiMarzio Virtual Vintage Blues and Heavy Blues 2? When first issued, I had an MIM Buddy Guy fitted w/ two of the former at the neck and middle, and the original of the latter [Heavy Blues 1...I suppose you'd call it now] at the bridge. They did very well. Read the specs and see if they suit your needs.

P.S. I contacted DiMarzio today and learned that the DP 409 [Heavy Blues 2] was modified to yield warmer highs, tighter lows, and decrease magnetic string pull.

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 Post subject: Re: Buying new pickups need a little help bluesy texas style
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:17 am 
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Well Stevie Ray Vaughn used Texas Specials so I would say they are the best bet. I have them in my tele and the sound great.

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 Post subject: Re: Buying new pickups need a little help bluesy texas style
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:54 pm 
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I have a Strat outfitted with CS TX Specials and like them a lot, but for the best Hendrix tone out there for a reasonable price, I would definitely consider the Fender 57/62 pickups. I just installed them on another Strat a couple of days ago because I wanted a great classic rock sound and am absolutely LOVING them. They work great in the neck position with a Blues Driver pedal for a more SRV sound.


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