#1
I bought a used MIA strat a few years back. When I bought it it had a hot rail in the bridge and stock pups in the middle/neck. I put the hot rail in a different guitar and am aiming to get a true single coil vintage tone out of my bridge pup.

I bought a Tex-mex pup for the bridge and I hate it. Much too trebley and hot. can annyone suggest smarter market replacement???? I am not looking to buy an entire set. As I truly like the neck/bridge.
#2
any sort of vintage-style strat pickup should do it.

what's your budget and location (affects prices)?
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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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#3
Fender 54', 69', fat 50's, vintage noiseless would all be decent choices. TexMex pickups are garbage IMO
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Quote by Dave_Mc
any sort of vintage-style strat pickup should do it.

what's your budget and location (affects prices)?



I don't have a budget. I live in the northeast USA.

I've always been told you get what you pay for. I am just a hobbyist player. Not a pro. So I figured for 35$ the Texmex may get the job done. No way. IT SUCKS!!!!!! I'm not gonna pay 200$ for 1 pup. But I'm looking in the 50$-100$ range
#5
all the pickup i recommended are $200 for the whole set. and i believe $70 a piece. probably find them cheap if you do some web searching and what not.
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#6
check out this site, good pickups and very cheap also www.guitarfetish.com
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#7
Golden Age pickups from STEWMAC deliver a decent vintage tone for a reasonable price (a luthier I know uses them, and I have a set of the humbuckers in a guitar from him):
http://www.stewmac.com/Pickups_and_Electronics/Pickups/Electric_Guitar/Golden_Age_Alnico_5_Single-coil_Pickups.html

The Tesla OPUS-S1 is another nice vintage singlecoil. I have a pair of those in a HSS custom I had done (by a different luthier):
http://www.teslapickups.com/?products=opus-s1
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#9
what is your idea of a "vintage" strat sound? traditionally a strat bridge pickup is very trebley . what you may want to consider is having the bridge position hooked up to a tone control to roll off some treble.
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Quote by Smigzy
I don't have a budget. I live in the northeast USA.

I've always been told you get what you pay for. I am just a hobbyist player. Not a pro. So I figured for 35$ the Texmex may get the job done. No way. IT SUCKS!!!!!! I'm not gonna pay 200$ for 1 pup. But I'm looking in the 50$-100$ range


Thanks

I dunno about "get what you pay for". If you ask me, you have to judge each case on its own merits- some cheap stuff is just cheap crap whereas some cheap stuff is remarkably good value. Conversely some expensive stuff is great and some expensive stuff is someone chancing his/her arm for something which isn't worth it.

Regarding the pickups- Duncan SSL1s should do what you want and should be readily available (and reasonably-priced) in the USA.

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I can vouch for fat 50's,My strat sounds nice.


If he bought it used a few years ago it might not have fat 50s. They've only been coming with fat 50s for the past few years, I think (could be wrong).
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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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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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#11
Funny how different people have different preferences. I love my tex-mex pickup set.
#12
roll back your tone knob.

vintage-esque tone on a budget.
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