Submitted July 18, 2017 by Brian B in Browns Mills, NJ
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Bought these for my '03 MIM Strat. My ceramic stock pups were already great and I wasn't expecting vast improvement. My opinion is a bigger percentage of the sound is how one plays and uses the instrument, but some products can make it sound better. I'd say this product is one that can improve your instrument.
These things are pretty sweet. They aren't that hot and you can get some great classic tones out of them and they'll push to break if you hit 'em hard. You do get the single coil "hum," so get some of that magic paint or copper tape, or these pickups may not be for you.
Vintage cloth wiring, everything is already soldered and put together. I did a pick guard swap very easily because I wanted a different color. Should last forever! It comes with a jack that has vintage cloth soldered to it (that's the only soldering required) no jack plate). it doesn't come with a ground cord (oh well!) Voodoo option is a nice touch.
Ease of Use
Only Jimi could play like he could. If you play light on these you can get good sounds. If you bang on it you can get good sounds. Each position has a different tone, it's very versatile.
Seymour Duncan takes pride in their products. Again, vintage wiring, everything is put together nicely and ready for a pickup swap. I did a pick guard/cover swap very easily because I wanted a different color. Should last forever!
I don't think these are any better than a set of 69's or something similar, but it is a loaded pick guard straight from the factory! I only bought this item because it was on zZounds. I have some great quality items thanks to the "play as you pay" option. I'm not able to shell out $400 all at once, but I can do $60+ a month! Thanks, zZounds!
I had no issues with this particular item. Seymour Duncan has hooked me up in the past with a pickup swap. Very friendly, easy to work with.
The Wow Factor
They are very crisp and clear and you can get some of those great tones you've heard the greats play!
I'd also like to say, if you can't afford a better set of pickups, you don't need them. Just keep practicing with the ones you have. Use your knobs and look for the tones you want in your amp. Upgrade as time allows and then get these!
Been playing guitar for 5 years. I jam at home and I have some home recordings on iTunes
Rock, Reggae, Blues, Ska, whatever I feel like.
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