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Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set

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Stick a set of Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups in your Fender Stratocaster for souped-up, fireball feel and authentic tone in a noise-free design. The Fender mod shop designed these Strat SCN pickup... Click To Read More About This Product

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Stick a set of Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups in your Fender Stratocaster for souped-up, fireball feel and authentic tone in a noise-free design. The Fender mod shop designed these Strat SCN pickups to deliver tried-and-true Stratocaster sound with huge bite and no noise. The bridge pickup has a DC resistance of 11.6K with inductance of 3.8 Henries. The middle pickup has a DC resistance of 6.5K with inductance of 2.4 Henries. The neck has a DC resistance of 6.5K and inductance of 2.4 Henries.

A special combination of traditional magnets and Samarium Cobalt magnetic material delivers incredible dynamic and magnetic response. These pickups pack more than 50 years of Fender tone heritage while giving you absolutely authentic, noise-free Stratocaster sound and feel. This pickup set comes as standard equipment in Fender's American Deluxe Strats.

FEATURES

  • Noise-free Stratocaster pickup set
  • Samarium Cobalt Noiseless (SCN) pickups
  • Bridge pickup: 1.6K DC resistance; 3.8 Henries inductance
  • Middle pickup: 6.5K DC resistance; 2.4 Henries inductance
  • Neck pickup: 6.5K DC resistance; 2.4 Henries inductance
  • Uses traditional magnets and samarium cobalt magnetic material
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FenderSCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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(37 of 190 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hello

By Banzai Bill

from Here

Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

I took them home and ate them. I thought things were cool and eating more pickups would be out of the question but as soon as I got them home and out of the package and started to install them in my guitar the urge to eat them came over me again and I jammed them, in my mouth and chewed them up and ate them and the fefdback is great!

(26 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!

By Anonymous

from Yardley, PA

Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

I was actually looking to buy some Bill Lawrence pickups to put in my MIM strat when I found out these were designed by Bill Lawrence. Then I played them in an American Deluxe Strat and was blown away. Compared to my MIM strat, each pickup had its own voice and the treble response was improved, but the bass response is where I noticed the biggest difference. I was skeptical that a set of pickups could transform my MIM strat to sound similar to a guitar that costs over three times as much, but these got me pretty close! What an amazing improvement over my stock strat. Enough that the MIA Deluxe will stay hanging at the store instead of coming home with me.

(20 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

God's Pickups

By SCNLover

from Medfield MA

Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

These pickups are absolutely unbelievable!!!! Absolutely incredible detail put into these babies. Not only do they sound like a vintage strat would, they are noiseless when switiching from each one and the bridge pickup has an extra amount of distortion. I enjoy playing various styles of guitar, from jazz to metal, and these pickups fit the need for every style. I can't rave about how great these pickups are. I put the SCNs in my Fender Deluxe powerhouse strat, a mexican strat, and these things made my guitar sound my exactly like an American Deluxe Strat (the guitar these pickups come standard in). My guitar teacher brought his 1989 American strat with updated noiseless pickups and even a dimarzio on the bridge, and swear to god, we BOTH agreed my guitar sounded nicer than his with the pickups in my mexican strat. These pickups are incredible, YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED!

(15 of 119 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Real strat

By Strat lover

from NJ

Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

I recently purchased and american dlx. The first thing I did when I got home was takes these guys out and dropped in a pair of real strat pick ups, ones that make noise. These had terrible feed when ever I was on the high gain channel of my amp. If you want real strat tone, these pick ups are not for you.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible Pickups

By Anthony J.

from Florida

Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

I had these installed in my 2003 Mexican Stratocaster and they are absolutely incredible! They have ZERO noise and they sound amazing! This is probably the best investment one can make on their Stratocaster. I spent several months researching pickups and these came out on top of my list. I also had the wiring re-done to change the center tone so it works on all three pickups and the bottom tone blends the neck pickup into the others so I get seven combinations. The tone is sweet - much higher output, harmonics, a hot high end and yes - bass. They do sound different than the standards, so be prepared. Play an American Deluxe if you want to see what they're like before you buy them. These pickups can howl, scream or weep depending on how you dial them in. I've read that most people set these low, but I had them placed higher than the stock pickups were so I could get the bass response at its maximum.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

pretty darn good

By Howard C

from Circle Pines, MN

Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

OK, first the good news, and there is plenty. They sound great! I installed them by myself in my G&L Legacy because I wanted a little more 'punch' and also wanted it to be noiseless for recording. The SCN's delivered on the first promise like I hoped they would. The tones, to my ear, are what I imagine Leo would have approved for his Strats: better defined, full-ranged and relatively flat. While the high-end and low-end are enhanced, the enhancements are subtle enough to not make it too obvious. The biggest difference I notice is clarity with a bell-like quality to the tone. I don't play live anymore, but I when I played through my amp, there was much better definition overall. Now, the bad news. The pickups came with a lead wire broken off of one, so it had to be re-soldered. The screw receiver on the pickup wasn't firmly seated, so when I tried to raise them to the desired height, the screw receiver rotated w/ the screw, so I had to superglue them in. I was expecting them to be truly noiseless; they are quieter than stock strats, but there is still a noticeable hum. I even went as far as installing all new Fender pots and switches, which improved things a bit, but there is still some very mild noise (it sounds like 60 Hz buzz going though a high-pass filter). (It could be the elctrical in my house; still haven't nailed down the cause.) I really do appreciate that Fender sent a wiring diagram, which was immensely helpful. They only made one ommision in that they didn't indicate where the lead wire from the input jack should go (it goes to the un-used prong on the volume pot.) All in all, I'm happy, just wanted them to be truly 'noiseless' (i.e. 'silent').

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome pickups

By Mick

from USA

Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

If you own a MIM strat and want it to sound close to the American Deluxe then you want to put these in it. You will not believe the difference these make. I really was hesitant in spending this kind of coin on new pickups, but glad I did. I now own a great sounding strat for half the price.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Replacement in MIM Strat

By Jerry

from Langhorne, PA

Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

I built an American Deluxe pickguard with S-1 switching and the SCN pickups for a drop-in replacement for my MIM pickguard. Got the wiring diagram from Fender.com. This transformed my guitar. the pickups are truely noiseless and IMO sound better; more like a strat should sound like. there are hundreds of pickup choices out there but I definately made a right choice. Love them!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sound

By FishyFisch

from Missouri

Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

For Christmas, my buddy gave me an old eighties Martin Stinger. I decided to make it my "project" to rehab it. After doing my homework, I purchased these pickups along with some other quality parts and I must say that I'm totally impressed. This old guitar makes better sound than any other of my six guitars and all in all it was the cheapest. The tone is clear, the sound is crisp, there's not a weak point through the scale or on the strings. These have great balance and purity. Now my "old stinger" is my main guitar over my stock strat, tele, and gibson SG. Love it, Love the pickups. Also ... great value.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice tone

By Joe Ottinger

from Indiana

Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

I replaced the stock pickups in my Stratocaster with these after the stock pickups went microphonic on me. So far, it's been a worthwhile upgrade on every front. I found the bass response to be deeper, and the glassy highs of the Strat were attenuated. Altogether, the guitar definitely sounds better, and it's noiseless too. (I needed better sound over noiseless.) The neck and middle pickups sound best to me - throaty and very good. I'd buy these pickups again if I had the need.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superv Sound and Noiseless

By Jeff

from Los Angeles, California

Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

I recently bought the SCN set and I am totally satisfied with the product. It deliver what the spicification says. A classic sound and noiseless. Althought, there was a slight factory error. The middle pick up has the two wires color (yellow and green) interchanged.

 
5.0

Perfect for Strat tone

By Fat Pup

from Tucson az

Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

For Strat player from NJ, I'm thinking you bought the deluxe with something other than the SNC pups. I tried a few Deluxe and Pro strats in the store that did not have SNC and they were lifeless. I will never use the N-3 or N-4s. I bought a 2007 strat with the SNC pups and it puts out that true Fender Strat tone you mentioned, and these things don't have any back noise or idle hum to them. The cool thing about Strats and Tele's is there are a large variety of pickups, you can mix/match in so many ways. I really like the Fat 50s and the newer V style vintage aren't bad but N-3/4 are lifeless. In fact I have a MIM Telecaster with stock pickups that really put out, sounds better than the new "Elite" models I tested.

 
5.0

Perfect tone

By Fat PUp

from Tucson

Pros

  • Tone, tone, tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • blues, rock, even country

    Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

    I was fortunate to purchase a use Strat American Deluxe, 2007 version and it comes with these SCN pickups. I tried ALL the guitars in the store that day, kept going back to this 2007 with rosewood fingerboard. It also has the S-1 switch. First time strat owner -- always played telecasters and LPs. I am now hooked on this guitars. I truly understand why the strat is dubbed the most versatile guitar on the market. If you are looking to change pups in your strat I highly recommend these. BTW, tried all the new deluxe and elite guitars with the noiseless pickups--for me not the way to go. when you lose that vintage fender tone, especially the strat tone, it is not worth being "noiseless". The SCN units don't make even the slightest hum.

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    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    wheres the beef

    By robert

    from homestead,fl

    Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

    the neck and middle pickups are fine. how ever the bridge pickup sound like the neck no treble at all.I can't even tell the difference on the clean channel of my amps

     
    5.0

    Great pickups

    By Mitchell

    from Royse city, tx

    Comments about Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set:

    I recently bought these pickups to put in my Mexican strat, since my original pickups were highly susceptible to the electronic interference present when playing in a place full of neon lights. These pickups instantly proved to be worth having in such atmospheres. As for tone, I honestly didn't notice much difference in character at first, but as soon as I played it with the other elements most bands have, I noticed a complete difference. The pickups seemed to have a bit more low-end, more warmth, and some clearer highs. They made my guitar just cut through the mix way better; very punchy. There's a reason they put theses babies in the most expensive strats. So if you hate noise like i do, these pickups are a must.

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