#1
Anyone use the EMG active or passive pickups in a strat? What did you think compared to the non-custom shop standard Fenders?

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#2
I love mine and think that they are worth the money. More power with similar Strat tones. One question though, what type of music do you play? They are awesome for rock, hard rock and metal.
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#3
Fernandes offers a Stratclone called the Retrorocket DG (as an homage to "David Gilmour") that comes equipped with a trio of EMGs.

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/retrorocket/retrorocket-deluxe.html
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#4
I have a strat that I assembled from various parts that were mostly ordered from ebay and I wound up putting the prewired standard EMG SA 3 single coil pickguard in it. I think the one I bought was a used one.

I think it sounds amazing. My guitar cost me probably $400-$500 for all the parts and it sounds comparable to my friend's American made Fender strat cherry sunburst (not sure which pickups his came with).

They are pretty fat sounding. And in my opinion, they sound very quality from clean to medium gain stuff.

I play mostly hard rock music with humbucker guitars, but I love the classic strat tone and I was able to get the exact sound i was looking for with mine using the emg SAs. In my opinion, they are just as good as anything else
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#5
don't overlook lace. i just got them for the first time on my 1996 American tele Deluxe Special II, and the lace pickups are quite amazing. mine aren't as hot as the EMG, but they really have a good well balanced tone IMO.
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#6
Big fan of Lace- I own a guitar with Alumitones. I know a lot of people with those or other Lace products in their Strats.
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