#1
I know he used may effects but I've never read anything about his pickups.

Maybe back then no one upgraded. He set the world on fire with stock factory pups.

Pickups are probably not as important as the manufactures want us to believe, unless they were made of superior quality back then and now they are of suspect quality.

I suppose when Hendrix wanted another sound from his pickups, he just changed guitars.
#4
it's more that, low to intermediate guitars have sub-par pickups.

so u need an upgrade for the output burst.

he would have started with a high end model to begin with.
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#5
Guitarists upgrade pickups routinely on American Fender Strats. They're not considered low-mid end guitars.
#6
But there all single coils, I'm doing the same thing there to noisey and dont have that fat tone of a humbucker.
#7
Quote by Siciliano
Guitarists upgrade pickups routinely on American Fender Strats. They're not considered low-mid end guitars.


Yes, but it's almost always for higher output. Fender's pickups are great, but they aren't that high output.
#8
Quote by Osiris77
But there all single coils, I'm doing the same thing there to noisey and dont have that fat tone of a humbucker.

not true. they have different outputs, and some actually are humbuckers. you can't really stereotype anything with guitar.
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#9
Quote by tubab0y
not true. they have different outputs, and some actually are humbuckers. you can't really stereotype anything with guitar.

Some may have humbuckers but american standards and american deluxe dont thats what it sounded like he meant. An for sterotype I have an american strat and my old guitar teach had a deluxe now granted the deluxe had a better sound but I personally prefer something abit higher on the output.
#10
Quote by Siciliano
Guitarists upgrade pickups routinely on American Fender Strats. They're not considered low-mid end guitars.


i wasnt talking about american strats.

the greatest tone difference, would be MIM stock vs. MIM upgraded,
or similar.
upgrading on a higher end guitar doesnt always make that much of a difference, unless it came stock with a crappy brand. and i would hope, if someone was spending over a grand, they would know how to chose a good guitar.

the SCNs on my mia are fine.
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#11
Quote by sashki
You couldn't get replacement pickups back then. So no.

The thing is, he played a righty strat "upside down", so the magnets were of different heights.


That, and it meant his bridge pup was angled differently, and reversed 6-a-side headstocks change the tone of the strings because it means that the low E's the longest and the high E's the shortest.
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#12
I don't see how half of this is relevent - todays Fender company is not related to Fender back then except by name. Strat pickups then were strat pickups. Jimi had his pickups the other way round to usual on a strat so the wound strings were brighter than normal.
#13
Quote by smb
I don't see how half of this is relevent - todays Fender company is not related to Fender back then except by name. Strat pickups then were strat pickups. Jimi had his pickups the other way round to usual on a strat so the wound strings were brighter than normal.

Actually, Fenders are made to pretty much the original specs, and are just as good guitars.
#14
I don't think Jimi was going for a balls to the walls high output tone in the first place, seeing as he only ever used a fuzz face. And stock fender American pickups aren't half bad.
#15
Quote by mikeman
I don't think Jimi was going for a balls to the walls high output tone in the first place, seeing as he only ever used a fuzz face. And stock fender American pickups aren't half bad.


Fuzz may not sound like it, but it's actually more distorted than pretty much anything. Seriously. Have you ever put a distortion pedal in front of an already distorted amp? You get fuzz, albeit very noisy fuzz. I'm not making this up.
#16
Back in the '60's, people kept their guitars usually stock 'coz aftermarket pickups weren't a common occurance.
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#17
Fender actually took apart his Woodstock guitar and measured the impedance

I do believe they were higher then normal Strats of the same year...I'll try and dig out that Guitar World
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#18
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Back in the '60's, people kept their guitars usually stock 'coz aftermarket pickups weren't a common occurance.


Yeah, but the minute the 70's started, people started putting DiMarzios and brass nuts on their guitars.
#19
Quote by Holy Katana
Fuzz may not sound like it, but it's actually more distorted than pretty much anything. Seriously. Have you ever put a distortion pedal in front of an already distorted amp? You get fuzz, albeit very noisy fuzz. I'm not making this up.


It's true, he's not
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#21
Quote by Gofishus
60's fender pickups that were reversed because of his setup. I think Fender offers 'reverse-staggered' pickups and lindy fralin has the 'woodstock 69' set for the supposed tone.


I don't think Fender makes them, but Seymour Duncan certainly does.
#22
For a while, you could get special reverse-wound pickups from Fender, wound by the same person who wound Jimi's.
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