#1
I plan on getting a fender highway one stratocaster and I would like to change the pickups. I want to get a vintage tone a lot like Hendrix or Frusciante but im also a little worried about the hum from the single coils. I've been looking at the 57/62 pickups, vintage noiseless pickups and some of the fender custom shop ones. Anyone have any suggestions?
#2
I've heard great things about the Seymour Duncan classic stacks. I'm getting them on my strat pretty soon.
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#3
do you want authentic strat tone without hum ?


"YES ! "


check out kinman pickups, they're pricey, but don't hum at all and still maintain the real strat tone (unlike the vintage noiseless adn SCN's )


i have the 57/62's, and i guess i like them but they're a bit too icepicky and mid-scooped for my taste. and they also hum quite a bit. i'm probably getting kinmans later down the road.
#4
Stock pick ups are quite good tbh can deffo get hendrixy sounds out of it..
#5
What amp will you be plugging it into - that's arguably the most important factor where pickups are concerned.
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#8
If you want REAL vintage tone, go with a set from either sdpickups.com, or rockmonkeyguitars.com.
The latter's owner is a UG member, and gives a 10% discount to UG members.

I got a set from him, never heard better pickups. Vintage tone. Better than those Fender sets, and these RMGs are constructed vintage-correct.

If you're worried about hum...You should shield your guitar. I did, My Strat is pretty darned quiet now.
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