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Fender Texas Special Stratocaster Single-Coil Pickup Set

Load your guitar with this set of pickups made with Alnico 5 magnets and featuring a reverse-wound middle pickup for noise cancellation. (83) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Take a vintage Strat pickup and overwind it for more mid-range, punch and output and you get a pickup with an Attitude! Staggered Alnico 5 magnets, enamel-coated magnet wire and cloth output wires make these pickups the choice of many signature artists. Featuring pickups calibrated for each position and a reverse-coil, reverse-wound middle pickup for noise cancellation (positions 2 and 4). If you want plenty of mid-range bark and crisp high-end bite, Texas Special Strat pickups are for you! OEM on the Steve Ray Vaughan and Bonnie Raitt Stratocasters.

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Bridge
DC Resistance: 7.6K
Inductance: 3.58 Henries

Middle
DC Resistance: 6.5K
Inductance: 2.6 Henries

Neck
DC Resistance: 6.2K
Inductance: 2.4 Henries
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 0 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 1 in
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"Clean sound, plenty of bite and warmth."
Sound: Good midrange and plenty of twang available. Slightly warmer than stock, which is good with Position 2 Strat use (Bridge/Middle). Pickups record well. Using them live with both production and custom pedals has been great, as well as running them straight through a Hot Rod Deluxe. Feature: Mounting screws are a bit difficult to tap initially until you get the hang of what is expected. Instead of using the screws themselves, I used a compatible tap and die set to make the cuts. This was easier to control and resulted in a much cleaner installation. Ease of Use: Sounds great straight out of the box. Highs cut, mids are "there" and the bass is very present without being overwhelming. These were installed in a custom Strat copy and have performed very well. Value: I got my set about 3 years ago before the price rose. I'm happy with the cost. Manufacturer Support: Called Fender Custom Shop with the question about tapping the screws and got a quick answer from the first person (real live -person-) I talked to, who gave me the suggestion of using the tap and die set. He said the trouble with most installations was that people tend to try to simply muscle the screws through the untapped holes, which is perfectly fine, but can be error-prone. Overall: These pups do what I need them to, and give me a good solid Fender sound. "Vintage" enough to claim the Fender name and just hot enough to make the tone distinct.
Style of Music: blues, jazz, country, pop, rock
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"Transformation complete..entry level Strat becomes King!"
Feature: Can't say I appreciate the flathead scews included in this kit. It requires too much work to get these to tread properly. The fender partial self tapping scerews are much easier to work with. Even those that come stock on Korean Squire series are a breeze to work with. Problem results with the fact that these pickups are dunked in wax. Ease of Use: These pickups once installed will transform a low cost entry level strat into a playing machine that has character, drive and a whole new presence. Quality: Only error I found was the placement of the blue and red indicator dots on the manual. Confused me for a second but follow the wiring path to insure you don't put these upside down. Value: Hey for 200 bucks you can go riff to riff with the best of strats. If you're lucky enough to find an entry level strat that "feels" good, these pickups are the ticket! The Wow Factor: The overwinding of these pick ups give you a hotter but not brittle bright sound. A fender twin kind of 'highs' but not a wah wah pedal to the floor 'screetch'. Stevie Ray must have (or would have) given these a thumbs up Overall: These pickups stay where they are. It brough new life into and entry level instrument that I believe can go head to head with the best.
Style of Music: Rock, blues
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