Submitted June 28, 2007 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Clean sound, plenty of bite and warmth."
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.
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.
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.
I got my set about 3 years ago before the price rose. I'm happy with the cost.
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.
blues, jazz, country, pop, rock
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