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Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3  

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These overwound vintage style Strat pickups offer increased output, sparkling highs and a very nice warm tone while retaining your favorite vintage Strat characteristics. Constructed with Alnico 5 mag... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-27-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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These overwound vintage style Strat pickups offer increased output, sparkling highs and a very nice warm tone while retaining your favorite vintage Strat characteristics. Constructed with Alnico 5 magnets and polysol magnet wire and featuring a reverse wound/reverse polarity middle pickup for hum canceling in positions 2 & 4, these pickups scorch. OEM on the Jimmy Vaughan Stratocaster. Available in white only.

Specifications
  • Tex-Mex Stratocaster Bridge Pickup:
    DC Resistance: 7.4K
    Inductance: 3.7Henries

    Tex-Mex Stratocaster Middle Pickup:
    DC Resistance: 6.4K
    Inductance: 2.75Henries

    Tex-Mex Stratocaster Neck Pickup:
    DC Resistance: 6.4K
    Inductance: 2.75
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by PowerReviews
FenderTex Mex Pickups set of 3
 
4.8

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (10)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing Pickups, Especially Considering the Price

I replaced the OEM ceramics in my MIM Standard Stratocaster. I have had them in for about six months now, so I have lived with them for quite a bit. I think they...Read complete review

I replaced the OEM ceramics in my MIM Standard Stratocaster. I have had them in for about six months now, so I have lived with them for quite a bit. I think they positively scream. They have lots of "accurate" Strat tones, along with being quite hot. These pickups love overdrive, but sing very well with a nice clean tone, too. Your Strat will sound very much like a Strat with these babies. These pickups can do the heavy stuff like Halen/ Satriana/ Vai very well, but probably not the best for death metal tones. And the price?? Nothing in this price range is in the ballpark in my opinion. The well-accepted notion is that these are made to the same spec as the Fender Custom Shop "Texas Specials", except are made in Mexico -- differing only in the components used and the manufacturing method to make them. So if you wanted Texas Specials but was put off by the price, then these are REALLY your pickups, for sure. There is nothing even vaguely bad or questionable. Can you tell I really like them??

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Pickups

These pickups sound amazing! They have a little bite to them so if you like a little more aggressive fender tone these are for you.

These pickups sound amazing! They have a little bite to them so if you like a little more aggressive fender tone these are for you.

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5.0

Night and Day Difference

By GuitarPlayerMan

from East Hampstead, NH. USA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All the time
    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

    I bought the three set of pickups for a guitar project I'm doing and bought them from Musician Friend because they had a set in a less than perfect box but the pickups were perfect. I put these pickups in a knock off Stratocaster copy that is made of really good quality woods but the electronics were sub-par. After installing these pickups there was a night and day difference in the sound coming out of my amp and it was very surprising, the sound is tight and crisp and the amount of volume is also quite impressive.I would recommend these to everyone. If you want great sound for a great price, buy these from Musician Friend.

     
    5.0

    These pick ups are great!

    By Cobra

    from Omaha, NE

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

        These pick ups are the greatest! I put them on my Squier Strat and the difference was unbelievable! These are so hot and no more hum! I am so happy with them and would recommend them to anyone wanting to make their Squier Strat sound better! The price was very reasonable and they were ease to install!

         
        5.0

        Great

        By James C

        from Bloomsburg, PA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

          I put these on my Squier Strat, awesome.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Upgrade

          By M. Solina

          from Paulsboro, NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Sound
          • Loud Clear Tight Gritty

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Clean To Overdriven

          Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

          Replaced American Standard pickups with these. They are louder and brighter. The response is tighter too. Pretty much the same as far as single coil hum. You get noise cancelling with the 2 and 4 position like the standard pickups. Overall a great upgrade.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The do-everything strat pickup!

          By Dean

          from North Adams, MA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Improves Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

            I own these in a Jimmie Vaughn stratocaster, and while I would typically go for a higher wound pickup like the Texas Specials by preference, the Tex-Mex pickups are actually quite good.

            I would say they fall somewhere between the vintage strat pickups and Texas Specials in both output and tone, as they have notably louder midrange and highs than vintage strats, but are not quite as fat as Texas Specials. I would describe them as the do everything strat pickups.

            The downside to these pickups is they can sound treble heavy when used with a thinner (typically higher gain) amplifier and be quite fussy with EQ settings.

            The neck pickup offers a fat and smooth sound, and the middle pickup is a high point, as it doesn't thin out like many lower output single coils, and neither is it too overly twangy.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent value strat pickups

            By MSMahler

            from Oak Park, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Bold Tone
            • Clear
            • Easy To Use
            • Full Frequency
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Loud

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Gigging
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

              I got a squier SE strat from a friend. I liked the neck and body but not the pickups. These really improved the tone of my strat. They turned it into a beautiful, versatile instrument that I love to play.

               
              5.0

              Great upgrade for MIM strat...

              By Ted123

              from Leominster,MA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Great Sound And Clarity
              • Improves Sound
              • More Crisp Straty Tone
              • Very Easy To Use

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

              These pickups really woke up my 92 MIM strat. This baby really screams and paired with a tubescream, you really get that SRV type tone. Great product with an even better price. Definately give these a try and wake that lifeless stratocaster up!!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Killer upgrade

              By Walter J

              from las vegas

              Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

              I picked up a new Squier Affinity Strat for a project guitar and ordered the Tex Mex pups and new Fender pots ( no hum like the stock pups did ) and I tell you what if you weren't looking at the guitar you would think it was a USA Fender strat with Tex Mex pups, the guitar was like one in 10k that I didn't have to do any filing to the fret ends they were so smooth, the tuners actually work great too, for being stock Squier they stay in tune no slop at all and I hardtailed the tremolo to stop High E string breakage but still have use of the tremolo bar, so if you have a project guitar you cant beat these pups at $99.00 for the set they are well worth getting if you want that real vintage style tone.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sweet!,,,,,

              By Scott

              from Pennsylvania

              About Me Experienced

              Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

              Extremely musical. Nice highs and bottom. Like all pickups you need to play with height to find sweet spot. Once you find that height, wow. Turned dead Mexican Strat into a jangly Strat, as they are supposed to be.

               
              5.0

              Great sound for a great price

              By MarcDrumz

              from Madison, WI.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                  I just put these in an old Squier Strat. Needless to say a huge improvement from the stock pickups. They sound amazing and indeed as with other reviews; they are very bright sounding especially the bridge pickup but can be EQ'd to your taste so this is no big deal. In the perfect world the neck would have just a little more snarl, but I am definitely satisfied overall. Another customer stated in his review that when he put these in his Squier the original screws and springs didn't fit. Perhaps the set he bought didn't include the replacement screws and rubber bushings. He also mentioned the wires being of a different gauge and they are but I found this to be no problem at all. Very satisfied.

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