Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups give you that classic blues sound. Take a set of vintage Fender Strat pickups and overwind them for more midrange, punch, and output and you get pickups ... Read More
Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups give you that classic blues sound. Take a set of vintage Fender Strat pickups and overwind them for more midrange, punch, and output and you get pickups with Attitude! Featured in the Stevie Ray guitar, they are calibrated for each position with a reverse coil, reverse-wound middle pickup for noise cancellation. If you want plenty of midrange bark and crisp high-end bite, get these Special Strat Pickups. Set of 3.
Reviewed by 21 customers
If you are looking to breathe life into your strat, then these are the pups for you!!! I have an American Standard that I loved the sound of, but I was just looking for a little something more. Enter The Texas Specials!!! After loading these things in the difference is outstanding!! Louder! Crisper! If you want pups that scream and snarl these will do it! Want something sweet? Roll off the volume and tone a bit and you've got it!! Amazing pickups!! Best investment you can get for a single coil guitar!!!!!!!
I had an old Squier Stratocaster that was collecting dust I hated the way it sounded. I bought a set of the Texas specials to replace the stock pickups in hopes of at least making it playable and losing some of the hum and hiss that came with the stock pups. Well, I got way more than what I bargained for. I can't put this guitar down now. These pickups sound awesome. Its like I'm playing a 1000.00 Strat. I'm completely blown away by the incredible tones. The lows are really nice, mids have a great bite, but most of all I don't have that "shrill" high that I hated so much from the bridge. Much stronger Pups as well I don't have any of the sound loss with the Texas Specials that I had with the stock pickups. I can't say enough about what a difference these made. I was ready to trade this guitar off. Now with the specials installed you couldn't pry this guitar out of my hands.
youre crazy if you pick anything else. no but really, these pick ups are amazing. they are hot, and you get all the twang you want from a strat. i could go forever with no effects and just the clean tone of these pick ups alone. i did a whole overhaul on my lifelong strat ive had since grade school [10yrs] and i couldnt have been happier with what i put my money into.
I never write reviews for anything ever. I was on the fence for a really long time about putting these in my MIM strat. I feel like an idiot for not doing it when I first got the guitar years ago. I can't stop thinking about how awsome the sound is now, even when I'm at work. Without any distortion it sounds so amazing, and throw some blues overdrive in the mix and you will not believe how much better it sounds. I even did the instal myself after watching some youtube videos. I highly reccomend this for anyone who loves to play the blues or just wants a more unique sound.
Like most people I was a bit apprehensive about buying this pick-ups,one because I haven't heard them outside the "box". Let me tell you, if you want to spice or "twang" up your guitar, these baby's are just the ones you need. They have met my expectations with flying colors. I'm not SRV, nor do I want to be(one is good enough)but having his spirit is REALLY AWESOME!!! I had Jerome in the "BIG EASY" install'm a few months ago and I'm still happy with them. My strat sounds JUST like I want it to, with a TEXAS TWANG. They sound good coming out of ANY amp I've used thus far. I play a variety of music(mostly blues) but they sound good at either at 1 or 10, clean or distorted.
I picked these up about three weeks ago from GC.I ve had my American strat since July 2010.I wasnt sure about this move.I finally made up my mind to do it,now just wiating for a good price.WOW!Totally love them wish I didn t wait so long.Best way I can describe is my strat is on steroids.I have no complaints!
These Pups were just what my MIM 70's Strat needed. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to up grade there MIM Strat! Warm and Clean and Grit when you need it.
Just had these pups installed in my MIM Srat it now is my favorite guitar!Nice warm clean sound and Gritty when you need it.If you want to make your MIM Strat come alive buy a set of these pups. I recomend these to anyone!
Last night I replaced the original pickups in my MIM strat with the Texas Specials. This morning I'm still kicking myself for not doing this ten years ago. I've always liked the playability of my strat but was never satisfied with the sound. The texas specials have changed that in a big way. I can highly recommend that if you own a MIM strat get rid of those original pickups, they are trash compared to TS. Money well spent.
These pickups are absolutely incredible. The tone and clarity is outstanding. I have a 1983 Ibanez Roadstar II series that I installed them in. It turned my guitar into that vintage strat sound, without paying the vintage strat money. I couldn't be happier.
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