#1
Do they sound the same (on the neck and middle pickup)? That being, I always thought that the fender strat pickups were rather unique, but, do many pickups sound like them? Specifically the ones in a G&L Legacy, which I hear is better make than Fender.

If not Ill just get the Fender HSS for it, if not.. or if you can think of any HSS Strats that sound like a fender but with better build quality, go ahead.
#3
G&L's are pretty awesome. Even the lower-end Tribute series have the same American pickups as the higher-end models.

The quality is very very nice on all models. The only problem I have with G&L is the weird headstock and the lack of the skunkstripe on the neck. I'm also not a fan of the perloid pickguards.

American Stratocaster + Blues Junior

#4
My Tribute doesn't have any pearloid pickguard. The stock pickups had great tone but were a bit weak for what I was playing. I changed out to a hotter set from GFS and haven't looked at another strat of any kind. Great playing guitars...
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#5
Quote by Mudder
My Tribute doesn't have any pearloid pickguard. The stock pickups had great tone but were a bit weak for what I was playing. I changed out to a hotter set from GFS and haven't looked at another strat of any kind. Great playing guitars...


Which GFS? And I'm guessin you like em?
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#6
Well, if you get one of the S500 G&Ls, the pole pieces can be adjusted for height. Thus, the output for each string is different and the sound can be different.

Also, the S500 has a two-way (or maybe it was three) switch in combination with the standard 5-way. You can get a nice, thick tone out of the pups depending on where you place the switch.

The Legacy is G&L's other Strat-style guitar and its tone is somewhat similar to a Fender Strat.
#8
I went with the $50 set of hot alnico staggered singles. I like them a lot, I think similar to texas special output, great bridge tone for lead, the middle is very nice for blues and such. Just a great deal on pickups; you pay as much for 3 as for one of most others.
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#9
Quote by Mudder
I went with the $50 set of hot alnico staggered singles. I like them a lot, I think similar to texas special output, great bridge tone for lead, the middle is very nice for blues and such. Just a great deal on pickups; you pay as much for 3 as for one of most others.


Yeh I'm thinkin about throwin a set in my strat, thanks for the reply.
Love in technicolour, sprayed out on walls
Well I've been pounding at the pavement
'Til there's nothing at all
I got my cloak and dagger
In a bar room brawl
See the local loves a fighter
Loves a winner to fall