hey i play a strat and the pickups i have on it kinda suck. I want a like very David Gilmour sound what pick ups shuld i get? lace sensor right?
Obligatory question...what amp do you have, and for a Gilmour sound you're gonna want a USA Big Muff.
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lace sensors are great, i just put some hot gold on mine, sound great, loads of sustain, pretty humbuckery actually
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The signature EMG's are only good for certain parts/songs of his tone.

The real tone come's from the 'Black Strat' which is what most people aim for.

SSL-5's are the bridge on his Fender CS model.

Straight from Fenders Custom Shop Website:

1 Custom Hand-Wound Fat ‘50s Single-Coil Strat® Pickup, (Neck),
1 Custom-Wound Single-Coil Strat® Pickup (Middle)
1 Seymour Duncan SSL-5 Single-Coil Strat® Pickup (Bridge)

Master Volume,
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)

Pickup Switching:
5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup

1 Mini-Toggle (Adds Neck Pickup in Positions 1, 2 and 3.)
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You can't go wrong with the SD's already suggested here, but Dave's Black Strat had stock late 60's Fender pups on it for most of its life. He changed out the bridge pup to something more high output during the Animals tour and put the EMG's on in the early 90's (think the PULSE concert) but I think he's changed back to a more traditional setup now probably with custom pups from Fender. I'm actually going to try to achieve a Gilmour tone from my Strat when I mod it this summer. I'm probably going to go with some Rock Monkey pickups. Check them out if you're in the market, he gives a 10% discount to UGers. I would recommend checking out Gilmourish.com to find out more about what specific tones you want to emulate. Most of his tone comes from his Hiwatt DR-103s and his main distortion comes from an early 70's Ram's Head Muff, which has a different circuit than current USA muffs. Wow, I'm rambling. Good luck with your pup search though!


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