#1
I found a Fender Hot Noiseless Strat set fairly cheap and I scooped them up. I LOVE the lead tone they provide in the neck position. However, I've never had the chance to use them in the 2/4 positions. In Strats I've played, I've loved the neck/mid hollow woody quackiness of that tone. I'm not too knowledgeable about pups, but as I understand it, that tone comes from having two single coils out of phase. Is this possible with noiseless pups? I know they have a dummy coil, so I'm somewhat lost on the subject now. Does using one regular single coil with the noiseless make any difference? I'm already selling the bridge pup anyway, if I need to sell the mid too, it doesn't matter to me.

Since I'm gonna be rewiring it anyway, I had something I wanted to try. I never use the 2 position (or is it 4?, the bridge+mid). Is it difficult to just make one position like a killswitch with no output at all?
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Last edited by tas38 at Mar 31, 2013,
#2
yeah with noiseless strat-style pickups 2+4 are still pretty quacky. probably not just as nice as with true single coils-but that's true for the noiseless pickups alone, too. obviously i can't say for sure, but if you don't mind how they sound alone you probably won't mind how they sound in positions 2+4, either.
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#3
Yeah I love these pups on their own. More than what I usually hear from true single coils.
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Peavey Valveking 112 - Eminence GB128
AMT E1 > Joyo AC Tone > Dan'o EQ > Shimverb > Digidelay
#4
should be fine then (as i said, though, i obviously can't guarantee that! )
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#5
Hotter pups in general don't sound as good in parallel together for the strat quack.

That being said, the fender noiseless pups are some of the best stacked humbuckers for the strat single coil sound. I'd say they're about 85% to 90% of the way there to a true single coil sound. Really good pups, but way too expensive new.
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#6
Alright looks like ill be pretty happy. I mainly wanted that syrupy bitey lead tone those pups have. The 2/4 position was just gonna be the cherry on top.
RG351DX - Bridge Dragonfire Screamer, Mid+Neck Fender Hot Noiseless
Peavey Valveking 112 - Eminence GB128
AMT E1 > Joyo AC Tone > Dan'o EQ > Shimverb > Digidelay
#7
Take a listen to anything Jeff Beck has recorded in the last ten, fifteen years or so. He uses the Fender Hot Noiseless in every position and he uses the 2 & 4 selections a lot.
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