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Post subject: Identify pickups in used strat
Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:25 pm
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Hi,
I just picked up a 2015 MIM Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top as a project guitar that I'm going to mod. I cannot seem to find what kind of pickups are in this thing. I know the humbucker is fender, bc it has Fender written on it. The neck and mid singles each have 2 long rectangle magnets attached to the bottom (running the length of the pickup). I'll try to attach a pic. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UNXES ... _g6jJ_cUhC

That link should take you to a google drive pic of the underside.

Anybody know what these are or how to identify them?

Thanks y'all
Jon


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Post subject: Re: Identify pickups in used strat
Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:56 pm
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Entry-level ceramics, the absolute bottom of the single-coil pickup stack.

They should be the first things any *serious* modder discards.

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Post subject: Re: Identify pickups in used strat
Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:44 pm
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Oh absolutely. I already had another pickguard built out with 3 Texas Specials. I had just never seen the magnets running along the base of the singles.

Do we have any idea what the name of the singles and the humbucker are? (I know they aren't Tx Spcls, but that's what I mean by their name. In case I want to try and sell em, what do I call em?
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Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:35 pm
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vocalnoise wrote:
In case I want to try and sell em, what do I call em?
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Ceramic junk, hecho en Mexico.

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Post subject: Re: Identify pickups in used strat
Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:19 am
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Yes, they sound terrible. The pots also seemed flimsy, which I was a little surprised by. Like I said though, I instantly removed the entire pick guard and replaced everything. I know it's all junk.

What I am trying to ascertain is the actual model name of the 2 single pickups and the humbucker. Are they just "Fender Ceramic Single Coils?" or is there another model name (I'm guessing it's not "terrible fender products that shoudl have never been invented")

And the humbucker? Any idea what that thing is?

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Post subject: Re: Identify pickups in used strat
Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:39 am
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There's no specific name for them, and you can't even buy them from the Fender online shop.
They are just basic ceramic pickups used in dozens of Mexican and Asian guitars. Regardless of whether they say "Fender" on them, they are probably sourced from one of the manufacturers who provides pickups to Squier, Ibanez, etc....
To re-sell them? They aren't worth more than $20 for the set.
Hold onto them for a cigar box guitar build.

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Post subject: Re: Identify pickups in used strat
Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:00 pm
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Parts sheet which may or may not relate to your model
https://p4.zdassets.com/hc/theme_assets ... C_SISD.pdf
Hope that helps :D


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Post subject: Re: Identify pickups in used strat
Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:36 pm
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@CB91710 and @jimmy_james

Thanks y'all. The Fender name isn't on the singles, but just the bumhucker. Looks like it is just a "standard" fender humbucker, like the singles just being a generic "Pickup, Strat Mexico"

If anybody knows either the singles or the humbucker to be a different name, pls let me know, but I think I'll probably go with CB91710 idea of just keeping as backups or the ol cigar box build.

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Post subject: Re: Identify pickups in used strat
Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:54 am
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CB91710 wrote:
To re-sell them? They aren't worth more than $20 for the set

+1

Broom them off to some zit-popper with a Squier Affinity for fifteen bucks.

He'll think he's found the motherlode.

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Post subject: Re: Identify pickups in used strat
Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:11 am
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I'm listing each pickup for $500. :lol:


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Post subject: Re: Identify pickups in used strat
Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:17 pm
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Now that's what I call "cojones"!

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