#1
I posted this in the Fender thread but I guess most people probably don't look in there and I only got one answer but....

I need to know the best kind of Strat pickups to have that will get me that classic "Hendrix" tone as well as a David Gilmour tone when he solos, and an SRV clean and overdriven tone. I will be running it through a Hot Rod Deluxe and for the overdriven tone I would be running it through a TS9 Tube Screamer.

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#2
get the EMG david gilmore kit. It comes mounted to a pickguard already, all you have to do is mount the guard and replace the jack with the one provided. Easy to install and tone for days!
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#3
I second that recommendation. I am not, by any means, a fan of EMGs. However, the EMG set David Gilmour uses is fairly amazing.
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#6
Vintage output single coils will get you what you want. There's this user here on UG called CorduroyEW, and I've bought some vintage output pickups from him. They were fantastic.

Except...Hendrix and Gilmour single coil is undeniable different than SRV. SRV used hotter pickups than bother of them. He used something more like Texas Specials.
#7
yeah the gilmore EMG is SSS, rarely did he ever use humbuckers
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#8
Quote by guynaa
are we talking about SSS configuration?

Yes, most likely the SSS configuration.

I might look into these Gilmour EMGs. I'm not a fan of the 81/85 Humbuckers that my brother has but those would me totally different than the single coils. Would I be able to get a good clean if I'm playing chords as well as soloing, and would I be able to get a good SRV tone out of those?

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#10
Quote by JvL
Lindy Fralin Pickups:

http://www.fralinpickups.com/




+1 on the Fralins. I have Blues Specials in my Strat. Amazing pickups.
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#11
Quote by JJK
+1 on the Fralins. I have Blues Specials in my Strat. Amazing pickups.

So for the Gilmour pickups it would be like $300 and for the Blues Specials it would be around $250. What kind of sound do you get out of a Blues Special???
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#12
Quote by Dimebag22
So for the Gilmour pickups it would be like $300 and for the Blues Specials it would be around $250. What kind of sound do you get out of a Blues Special???



I recorded a video demo of the pickups, along with my FD2 Mosfet, so you can see how they sound overdriven. It's uploading on YouTube right now...
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#13
Demo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLVKLjDs6pM

I start out with the neck pickup, then go neck/middle, middle, bridge/middle, bridge. Hope it helps you!
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*Fender Blues Deluxe Amp
#17
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#18
don't go EMGs
gilmour has said himself he doens't really like the EMGs
he just uses them becuase they don't have as much noise with the big lighting rigs and all
i really like my fender 57/62s
i get a killer hendrix sound with those and my plexi
i have heard really good things about barenuckles too
but they are expensive
#19
no EMGs, no Lace Sensors, No Seymour Duncans. If you have money, go for the Fender '57/'62 or the Fat 50's. it'd get SRV tone alright, and Clapton tone too. Gilmour tone... u just gotta mess with it. If you're a poor man, go get a GFS set from GuitarFetish.com. Premium overwound set here: http://store.guitarfetish.com/provalstpiou.html


but u shoulda posted on the Stratocaster thread...
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#20
you should look into the gfs sets, they have various texas set for dirt cheap and great quality, and i have installed of their set on 2 of my strats and i am very satisfied with the early gilmour tones i can get and they nail the SRV tone perfectly.
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#21
way to revive a super dead thread!
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