#1
Hi

I just wanted to find out about these pickups, are they good? What are they good for???

I don't have a particular genre, I just want versatility, but I'm not too bothered about metal tones.

Thanks.
#3
I've never tried those pickups, but don't double post and bump your thread.
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#4
Hot-gold Noiseless. SCN's don't really produce the characteristic sounds one expects from strats. I don't consider them an upgrade at all. They changed from the Plus models to the 2000 deluxe models and it's a great loss.
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#5
If the Vintage Noisless are anything to go by, they're ****e. They're not noiseless at all (I have an unshielded regular singlecoil that has less noticable noise than the fully shielded Vintage Noiseless pickup on the same guitar), they don't sound like singlecoils should (more like a stacked P-90 with the tone knob rolled down - very bad), they're all-round terrible.
If Fender is to be believed, the Hot Noiseless are the same just overwound for more output and a little more bass. That means in theory they will be probably even worse, at best they'll be just the same only louder.

So **** 'em.
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#7
I haven't liked any noiseless pickups I've tried, ever since my ear for tone got better. I've heard good things about Kinman pups though haven't tried em. I personally would recommend Fralin pups over anything Fender makes.
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#9
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Yeah, I'm not sure which Noiseless set is in the Eric Clapton sig but they lacked any kind of real strat tone.
The Vintage Noiseless are in his signature Strat.

He himself though uses Lace Sensor models which sound a little more Strat-like. Also he has a very powerful 0-25db mid boost that can change the tone from a full mid scoop to nothing but mids, plus of course he's got fantastic amps to back it up.

When you take away the top-quality amps and the mid control he has, the Vintage Noiseless pickups are very bad.
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I've got a set of Fralin Vintage Hot's in my partscaster. They are very versatile pickups, let me play everything from Elvis, early rock, and blues to Black Sabbath, AC/DC, punk, and modern rock. They cover the whole spectrum of rock and roll

And how much, per chance, would said pups go for?

Because I might end up with these in my Squier instead of Texas Specials
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#11
The boost clapton uses sounds god-awful IMO. Look up Cocaine at Crossroads, it sounds like ass.
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#13
The point of the boost is to make the pickups sound more humbucker-like, which it does, just.

Why he doesn't just man up and use humbuckers, I don't know. He's never been happy with singlecoils.

Either way, it's still a ****load better than the normal Vintage Noiseless sound...
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And how much, per chance, would said pups go for?

Because I might end up with these in my Squier instead of Texas Specials



I think I got mine on eBay for $230 if I remember correct, buy it now price, with free shipping. I was skeptical at first, spending that much money, but it was worth every penny. I'd buy Fralin pickups again if I had the chance. You can't go wrong with any of his stuff.
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The point of the boost is to make the pickups sound more humbucker-like, which it does, just.

Why he doesn't just man up and use humbuckers, I don't know. He's never been happy with singlecoils.

Either way, it's still a ****load better than the normal Vintage Noiseless sound...

No clue, he COULD just get a few sets of Lollars or something and stick them in his strat.
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#16
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I think I got mine on eBay for $230 if I remember correct, buy it now price, with free shipping. I was skeptical at first, spending that much money, but it was worth every penny. I'd buy Fralin pickups again if I had the chance. You can't go wrong with any of his stuff.

Alright...uhh...there's no way I can justify a set of pups worth more than the guitar. Texas Specials it is!
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#18
Will do!

*writes down in mental notebook of mods to future guitars*

Oh, and.....

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