#1
I have a 04/05 Mexican Strat which i love. I have around £150 that i want to spend on pickups, so i was thinking maybe fender custom ones. I wanted to get other ppls opinions, i want like a good strat tone/John Frusciante. I know he has a '62 strat, but any pickups any1 wants to recommend? thers a few old fender ones i saw anyway
#4
Id say Fender 70's pickups, cuz almost every pro that uses a Strat has an authentic 70's Strat. Thats as close as ur gonna come to Frusciante and Hendrix w/out John's Massive 2-tier pedalboard.
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What amp you got?


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Which leads me into another question now,

If i were to get a tube amp around that tone and spend more what amp should i get? Marshall, fender? i'd rather get a good one than buying a line 6 only to get sick of it in a few months

So err yeah new amp instead of pickups are more priority i suppose
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#7
If you don't have a decent amp upgrading pickups is a waste of your money. Get a decent amp then you'll be in a position to see if you need a pickup upgrade.

Get yourself a Fender Blues Jr.
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#10
i agree with the laney/BJ suggestions.

if you do decide to get new pickups after the amp, corduroy round here supposedly makes very nice single coils, though I haven't tried them. Swineshead, bareknuckle, bulldog and irongear would all be worth a look too- all UK brands, so much better value than fender, dimarzio or duncan pickups.
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#11
They seem decent but also quiet small. i know tube amps are louder but would these be loud enough for gigs?
#12
they should be loud enough if you don't need a really clean clean tone. to be sure of clean-enough cleans, a laney vc30 might be a better bet. it's not all that much more, like £300 (compared to £220 for the vc15, and the BJ is actually more expensive than the vc30).
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#13
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i agree with the laney/BJ suggestions.

if you do decide to get new pickups after the amp, corduroy round here supposedly makes very nice single coils, though I haven't tried them. Swineshead, bareknuckle, bulldog and irongear would all be worth a look too- all UK brands, so much better value than fender, dimarzio or duncan pickups.

corduroy makes great single coils. i got a set of his, and they're flat out great. his shop is friendly with shipping to the US too. he's awesome.
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#14
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they should be loud enough if you don't need a really clean clean tone. to be sure of clean-enough cleans, a laney vc30 might be a better bet. it's not all that much more, like £300 (compared to £220 for the vc15, and the BJ is actually more expensive than the vc30).

Good point - I agree, go with the Laney...you should never pay over the odds for a BJ O_o
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corduroy makes great single coils. i got a set of his, and they're flat out great. his shop is friendly with shipping to the US too. he's awesome.




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#18
THanks for all your help, im getting the VC30 in a few weeks
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