#1
Are the SCN pups worth the extra money from the Tex Mex on the USA dlx and the USA standard strats?

I want to spend max of about £900 on a new guitar, and i know I want a strat (i love the modern C neck carve). Other than no noise is there any advantage to them?

The model of USA i want is about £870 and the model of Standard in comparison is £730.

Thanks

Ash

EDIT: I am refering to HSS strats, not all single coils. my bad.
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Last edited by guitaristclass at Jan 9, 2007,
#2
holy shit man

thats a lot of money

the dollar is really weak across the atlantic

i live in new york and it costs 400 american dollars to buy a standard strat

for u a standard strat would be like 1500 american dollars


o yea go with the samarium cobalt or however u spell it, the tex mex pickups are old technology dont work so well

plus believe the bridge or neck puick up is a closed circuit (dummy pickup) so your only getting 2 pickups <<< im talking about the tex mex


go with somarium cobalt
#3
He is looking to at MIA Strats, about a $1,000 USA. Not the standard Fender Strat, which is about $400.
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#4
dang uve got ur thinking all messed up. it's just that it costs to ship over there.

anyway, TS. ive got the scns, great vintage sound.
the tex mex are hotter, yes not noiselss but that's not always a bad thing.

imo, depends on the type of music u play, and the amp ull be playing them thru.
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#5
I have a MIA strat with SCN pick-ups and I love them. I don't plan on ever changing them


Do they sell SCN pick-ups seperately yet? last time I checked they were just one the Am.Del. Strats. I wonder how much they would cost seperately
#6
I like the hot vintage noiseless pickups.. they were used previously in the american deluxes before the real thing came out.


If you do get the american standard.. id look to upgrade the neck somewhere along the way. It has a satin finish where i like the heavy gloss finish.
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#7
i think the SCNs are better than the tex mex pickups. however, i think if you are willing to spend so much money just get the guitar you like best and put in custom wound pickups. i have stephens design pickups in mine and love em. www.sdpickups.com is the site to see them.
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#8
Quote by jj1565
dang uve got ur thinking all messed up. it's just that it costs to ship over there.

anyway, TS. ive got the scns, great vintage sound.
the tex mex are hotter, yes not noiselss but that's not always a bad thing.

imo, depends on the type of music u play, and the amp ull be playing them thru.


Yeah, the list for a USA delux over here is about £1300ish i think (thats $2200+ US) i just found a site you can get them off for about £870. Of course i will play one first, and if the guy in the shop says ok, you can have it for £950 ill not say no.

The amp I will/ might be getting will be an ENGL, not sure what yet though.

I play lots of stuff, from classic rock/metal to modern stuff like chilis etc to Tool and maybe even chimaria sort of sounds.
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#9
i dont use my scns for anything over classic to hard rock.

im sure with the right amp^ you can make the guitar scream for metal, but wouldnt u rather use a humbucker for that?
Jenneh

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Quote by jj1565
i dont use my scns for anything over classic to hard rock.

im sure with the right amp^ you can make the guitar scream for metal, but wouldnt u rather use a humbucker for that?


did i not mention they were HSS strats?
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#11
I definitely don't like noiseless pickups, because they never sound like real singlecoils. I'd take tone over noiselessness any day.
#12
Quote by guitaristclass
did i not mention they were HSS strats?



haha, oh ok see ur edit. yeah, ok id probably still go wt the hotter pickups.

it's also cheaper if u want to upgrade them later.
Jenneh

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Quote by jj1565
haha, oh ok see ur edit. yeah, ok id probably still go wt the hotter pickups.

it's also cheaper if u want to upgrade them later.


nah, I dont really want to spend a load of money on a guitar and then take the pickups out of it... i'de prefer to pay more for the better pups, if they would suit my style better.
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#14
well that's the thing. i dont think that the scn will suit ur style.

but tone is subjective so...
Jenneh

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Quote by jj1565
well that's the thing. i dont think that the scn will suit ur style.

but tone is subjective so...


There is a Fender DLX HSS in amber with a rw neck in a nearby guitar dealer, and an engl thunder 1*12 combo...

Ill try them first i think. Then atleast i can decide if i want an Engl etc.
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#16
yeah, that's ur best bet. i just like my scns for vintage stuff.
so maybe that amp will make that guitar sound the way u want, and it;ll work out.


Jenneh

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#17
Quote by jj1565
yeah, that's ur best bet. i just like my scns for vintage stuff.
so maybe that amp will make that guitar sound the way u want, and it;ll work out.




Hopefully.

I'll be posting pics when I get it so you can judge yourself, and then soundlcips when i can afford a decent amp .

Who knows i might go crazy and buy a lowend PRS instead
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#18
Quote by guitaristclass
Hopefully.

I'll be posting pics when I get it so you can judge yourself, and then soundlcips when i can afford a decent amp .

Who knows i might go crazy and buy a lowend PRS instead


The SE models? They're really nice.
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The SE models? They're really nice.


no probs a CE24 i mean a REAL PRS
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