#1
which single-coil set would you recommend for getting a good bluesy yet rockish hot sound out of a strat? I've sort of narrowed it down to Fender hot noiseless and Fender texas specials...but I'm open to any suggestions at all
Last edited by dsotm_alex at Jul 25, 2006,
#4
I don't think any Lace Set does blues particularly well. They're geared more towards either hotter Strat sounds (Red) or vintage Strat sounds (Gold, Hot Gold, Blue, Silver). I think he'll want something "overwound" with more midrange. I tried a Gold in a few different positions on a Strat, and it's glassy, but doesn't have any bite or balls.
Hi, I'm Peter
#5
another thing I was just looking into is the David Gilmour EMG set thats already prewired to the pickguard and has the EMG-EXG and EMG-SPC knobs on it... anybody have any idea if thats any good?
#6
I just ordered a set of SD pickups. Dave is really helpful in aiding you find the right kind of pickups

Other good hot pickups are Texas Specials. I thikn the fender SCNs are good too .Probably better than the noiseless ones.
2006 Fender Deluxe Players Strat w/ Stephens Design Mojo pickups
Gibson SG Special
Carvin DC727 w/ Bareknuckle Nailbomb 7 and CWP 7
Mesa Boogie Mark IV head
Mesa Boogie 2x12 Cab MC90/EV200w

VP of Carvin Club but call me Il Duce
#7
Quote by kanamvar32
I just ordered a set of SD pickups. Dave is really helpful in aiding you find the right kind of pickups

Other good hot pickups are Texas Specials. I thikn the fender SCNs are good too .Probably better than the noiseless ones.

I've been thinking about getting a set of the SDs for a custom build I'm doing later this year. What kind of application are you using yours for?

I'd love to hear sound clips when you get them.
Hi, I'm Peter
#8
Get an SC-sized humbucker or an SC-sized P90 for the neck.
Posers are like punks, except they do it for fashion

notUG PUNK FORUM PRESIDENT!
#9
Quote by StaggHound
Get an SC-sized humbucker or an SC-sized P90 for the neck.

Psssst...P90s are just really big single coils...so they would just be getting a single coil...
Hi, I'm Peter
#10
Quote by Dirk Gently
Psssst...P90s are just really big single coils...so they would just be getting a single coil...



Damn, my bad. I was sure that the you could get a P90 in SC size. Must be thinking of overwound singles.

But I maintain, a humbucker of some description in the neck is the way to go.
Posers are like punks, except they do it for fashion

notUG PUNK FORUM PRESIDENT!
#11
does anybody own or has anybody played the David Gilmour EMG set? I've read alot of good reviews on it and I'm interested to know if it's any good