The Fender Custom Shop '54 Strat Pickups are an augmented set of vintage-style Stratocaster electric guitar pickups that features staggered, hand-beveled Alnico 5 magnets and Forvar magnet wire wound ... Read More
The Fender Custom Shop '54 Strat Pickups are an augmented set of vintage-style Stratocaster electric guitar pickups that features staggered, hand-beveled Alnico 5 magnets and Forvar magnet wire wound for classic bell tones and clear harmonic enhancement. The bridge pickup is calibrated for increased, balanced output.
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I purchased these for my MiM strat along with upgraded pots, switch, and wiring. These sound great. So much better than the stock pickups. I get increased sustain and great harmonics. The difference in configurations too give me 5 distinct tones and they are all very classic strat sounding. The out of phase 2 and 4 slots are my favorite but they can all hold their own as well. the most significant improvement was the bridge pickup over the stock. The original sounded very shrill no matter how much I adjusted it. Now it sounds great. Has the perfect amount of breakup in it. I love these pickups.
First of all these pickups are a little expensive, but they are well worth it. All the desired strat tones shine through. GREAT for blues and strumming chords. I put mine through a fender fm65 amp, then used every pedal and these pickups sounded awesome every time. I even used it through a boss metal zone and it rocked.If you want to make drastic upgrade to your srat these are an excellent choice.
I put a set of these in my Mexican standard stratocaster and the difference in tone is like night and day. These pickups deliver that classic strat tone that is perfect for blues and classic rock. If you are going to be playing any kind of high gain metal, you will get hum, but for my purposes(mainly blues and jazz) these are perfect. With these, it is really hard to tell the sonic difference between my Mexican strat and the higher end American strats. I would definitely recomend either these pickups or the Texas specials if you are looking for great strat tone.
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