#1
Last week I bought an MIM FSR Special Edition Ash Stratocaster... I couldn't find any info about it from catologues or the fender site, so I emailed them and they sent me all the specs... Was mainly interested in what pickups were in it.. Turns out it came stock with Tex-Mex pickups... They sounded great, but really wanted more body...

So yesterday I roll over to GC to pickup some things and decided to go ahead and buy a set of Texas Specials and I installed them last night and tried them out at low volume and they sounded great... Today I had the chance to really open them up and WOW..... I'm absolutely amazed... at the tone of these things... Ran through a couple songs like "Run like Hell" and "Sweet Home Alabama" and was absolutely blown away....

So listen, I've NEVER been a strat guy, never really dug single coils, but I'm falling hard for the sound of this axe man....

The strat has claimed another victim.........
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#2
it was only a matter of time haha

ive heard nothing but good things about texas specials, especially for blues or blues rock. maybe ill throw a set in my strat and see what happens
My Gear:
MIM Fender Strat HSS

My Influences:
1) David Gilmour
2) SRV
3) Jimmy Page
4) Jimmi Hendrix
5) Slash
#3
man, I really doubt you'd regret it...

I dig your influences by the way....

David Gilmour is one of my favorite muscicians of all time...
Washburn D-12
Ibanez RG
Ibanez RG 7321
Epiphone Les Paul / EMG 81 85
Fender MIM Ash Stratocaster
Digitech Whammy
Small Stone Phaser
Boss SD-1-Modded
Boss MT-2-Modded
Boss CE-5
Boss DD-3-Modded
ISP Decimator
B-52 AT-212
#4
I put some in my homemade Alder bodied Strat.
Was originally horribly disappointed.
Turned out, I had blow a tube on my amp AND Fretco supplied me with a wrong Pot.

So, now it's all fixed, it's crazy nice.
Really nice Texas twang to it.

Great things.

Jayke
Member of the Laney Cult
#6
Quote by Reildeal
man, I really doubt you'd regret it...

I dig your influences by the way....

David Gilmour is one of my favorite muscicians of all time...


thanks man

have you heard the song marooned off of The Division Bell? I just recently stumbled across it and it is probably my new favorite example of gilmour's amazing tone and playing. i might have to check out the rest of the album as well...
My Gear:
MIM Fender Strat HSS

My Influences:
1) David Gilmour
2) SRV
3) Jimmy Page
4) Jimmi Hendrix
5) Slash
#7
Yeah man, I have been listening to a bunch of the Pink Floyd albums lately.. first time in a while... funny you mention that song! was listening to The Division Bell yesterday..
Washburn D-12
Ibanez RG
Ibanez RG 7321
Epiphone Les Paul / EMG 81 85
Fender MIM Ash Stratocaster
Digitech Whammy
Small Stone Phaser
Boss SD-1-Modded
Boss MT-2-Modded
Boss CE-5
Boss DD-3-Modded
ISP Decimator
B-52 AT-212
Last edited by Reildeal at Mar 6, 2008,
#8
My mate is giving me his MIM Strat and I'm thinking about putting some Texas Specials in it.
#9
What kind of pickups does it have in it now?
Washburn D-12
Ibanez RG
Ibanez RG 7321
Epiphone Les Paul / EMG 81 85
Fender MIM Ash Stratocaster
Digitech Whammy
Small Stone Phaser
Boss SD-1-Modded
Boss MT-2-Modded
Boss CE-5
Boss DD-3-Modded
ISP Decimator
B-52 AT-212
#10
Single coil tone is where its at

You notice how much more clear of a sound you can produce when you've been used to playing on humbuckers for an extended time. Not to say humbuckers aren't great too but for the clarity the single coil is the king.

Texas specials kick ass too
#11
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