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Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups  

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Take a set of vintage Strat pickups and overwind them for more midrange, punch, and output and you get pickups with Attitude! Featured in the Stevie Ray guitar, Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat ... Read More

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Take a set of vintage Strat pickups and overwind them for more midrange, punch, and output and you get pickups with Attitude! Featured in the Stevie Ray guitar, Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups 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 Texas Special pickups.

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FenderCustom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups
 
4.9

(based on 27 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

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4.0

Great Sound

By Chief

from Macomb, MI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups:

    I would have given them five stars, but I wanted you to read what I had to tell you. I replaced my Custom Shop Fat 50s with a set of Custom Shop 69s and Custom Shop Texas Specials in my MIA Sienna Sunburst Strat. Now for the caveat - I replaced the neck and bridge with the Custom Shop 69s, but used the center pickup from a Custom Shop Texas Special for the center pickup. The center pickup of the Texas Special is reverse wound; therefore, reduces the loud single coil hum you'd hear if using all 69s in all three positions. The combination is beautiful classic 69 Strat sound with the wonderful tone of Texas mixed in. What a fantastic sounding guitar in this setup!! I like this setup much better than the Fat 50s it came with.

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    5.0

    Love the tone

    By Rodas_re

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups:

      I'm not a very experienced musician, but have worked in the field as a sound tech, and know good tone when I hear it. My Strat came with Fat 50s, which sounded great, but I wanted something more aggressive, and this pickups give me what I wanted.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent!

      By Youngstown Strat player

      from Youngstown, OH

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups:

          Installed in my late model MIM strat. A HUGE improvement over the stock pickups. The stock pickups in a MIM strat are pretty close to what you'd find in a toy guitar... Lots of plastic and ceramic bar magnets. These pickups have added a dimension of clarity to my sound that im quite pleased with. Open chords sound much more defined, and notes above the 12th fret sound sweet! If you have a MIM strat, this is probably the best single upgrade you can give your guitar. I HIGHLY recommend these.

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          5.0

          Best change I've made to a guitar

          By Jonny V

          from Beaumont, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent Bluesy Tone
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups:

              I've been playing for around 10 years, mostly in church and at smaller gigs (50-200). I've had a few cheap guitars, but recently purchased a used HSS MIM Strat. The factory pickups weren't that great for what I play, so I decided to try out the Texas Specials, as SRV is one artist that I draw inspiration from.

              Wow. I've tried all kinds of strings, amp settings, and pedals to get a good blues tone, but these pickups make it so easy to dial in that throaty Texas sound. I use an Egnater Tweaker and Boss ME-70, so I've got a pretty versatile setup, but the change in quality of sound from the stock pups to these babies is incredible. Very smooth sound from all positions. The Bridge has the right blend so the highs cut through the mix without sounding harsh. The Middle is actually usable! I never used it with the stock pups because it just sounded like garbage (for lack of a more expressive term). The 2 and 4 positions suffered because of the poor quality of the Mid, but now all 5 positions sound equally great. I still use the Neck position a lot and am consistently rewarded with a beautiful, warm tone that isn't muddy.

              When you crank up the gain, you get a nice crunch while still maintaining single-note clarity. They respond very well to changes on the tone knobs. I keep the volume at 10 on the guitar, so I'm not sure how they respond there, but they are excellent pickups. I did the install myself and had no issues, even having no prior experience with redoing electronics. Well, the braided wires did give me issues when trying to strip them, but that's a minor inconvenience. Just get a decent pocket knife and you're good to go.

              If you're looking for a pickup to dive bomb and shred with, I don't think this is what you're looking for. That said, these are the best pickups I've heard for a nice Country/Blues tone.

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              5.0

              Great tone

              By Bryan

              from Gambrills, MD

              Site Member

              Comments about Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups:

              I placed a set of these into my 1995 American Standard Strat. I had a pair of Fender Lace Gold Pick ups in it for years. These got me to the tone that I search for. I like to play a lot of SRV style licks and blues. You can't beat this set of pick ups. They are after all "Custom Shop" pups. If you enjoy the Fender Texas blues tone, these are for you.

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              5.0

              Great tone

              By Bryan

              from Gambrills, MD

              Site Member

              Comments about Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups:

              I placed a set of these into my 1995 American Standard Strat. I had a pair of Fender Lace Gold Pick ups in it for years. These got me to the tone that I search for. I like to play a lot of SRV style licks and blues. You can't beat this set of pick ups. They are after all ""Custom Shop"" pups. If you enjoy the Fender Texas blues tone, these are for you.

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              5.0

              WOW!!!! What Else Is There To Say?

              By Johnny Lenczycki

              from Manchester NH

              Comments about Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups:

              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!!!!!!!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              New Life for an old guitar

              By David Crosby

              from Riverview, FL

              Comments about Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups:

              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.

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              5.0

              YES!

              By DAVID EMMEL

              from san diego CA

              Comments about Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups:

              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.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              WOW

              By Jason Murphy

              from Chicago

              Comments about Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups:

              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.

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