#1
Ok i'm looking to upgrade my standard US strat so i was thinking either:

FENDER STRAT VINTAGE NOISELESS PICKUPS

or

FENDER "Custom Shop" '69 Pickups

I want pros and cons please! What would be best for the hendrix sound?
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#3
What amp do you have?

Fender Custom Shop pickups are wayyyyyy overpriced.
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#4
Out of those two, I'd say the '69's are the better choice. If you still want noiseless Lace Sensors are a good option or maybe a set of Fender SCN Pickups. I'd go with the '69's though.

You could also look into Kinman single coil pickups. I hear they're some of the best Single-coils for strats.

EDIT: Oh yeah, you want to have a pretty good amp if you want to get a good sound out of your pickups. Amp comes before pickups
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#5
I would try out the cs69s as they beat out the vn for tone, but you can't lose either way.I have a deluxe players strat and have tried basically the same guitar with the cs' in it, and they both kick ass. the vns have a responsive, saturated sound and the neck/mid combo is absolutely the most perfect strat tone for anything from john mayer to srv to hendrix. the cs69s were more of asmooth organic sound that will be great with a fine tubae amp.

I suggest the vns since they are cheaper and very versatile, and use the extra $$ for a pedal such as a fuzz face or wah. hendrix could use any strat through his rig and sound pretty similiar. I recommend the cs69s if you have a good rig and a good guitar to swap into, they are very high end.

john mayer big dippers, however. pwn. they come on his sig strat, ploay that before you buy. too bad they probably cant be bought seperate.
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#6
Just get your own customized pickups from www.rockmonkeyguitars.com.
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