#1
Hey, i got a '98 Mexican strat at the moment which i love - feel and plays great, however the pickups that i got in at the moment aren't exactly the best...

I still wanna maintain the 'strat' sound that i got at the moment but don't know where to go, dont really wanna pay too much as i play mostly bass. But i recently brought a new marshall amp so wanna get the best out of them both.
#3
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HSS or SSS ?



i think he was referring to the brand of pickup.....
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#4
Quote by AiC
i think he was referring to the brand of pickup.....


LOL didn't got that

well, he's off anyway
#5
Quote by vickers89
Hey, i got a '98 Mexican strat at the moment which i love - feel and plays great, however the pickups that i got in at the moment aren't exactly the best...

I still wanna maintain the 'strat' sound that i got at the moment but don't know where to go, dont really wanna pay too much as i play mostly bass. But i recently brought a new marshall amp so wanna get the best out of them both.


go with seymour duncan pups ...
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Dunlop GCB95 Crybaby Wah Pedal
Laney P20 20-Watt 1x8 Amplifier
#7
go with texas specials if you want to keep a classic strat tone. aint cheap though i think the going rate is about £160 a set but they are good, i have some on an mia standard strat.

i also have a deluxe strat (HSS), the single coils are fender SCN 'hot' which i am very impressed with, they sound good even along side the texas specials. they are a bit cheaper than the texas specials at about £130 a set.
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#9
Have a look at Seymour Duncans, or some Lace Sensors. I think fender uses them sometimes (correct me if I'm wrong)
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#10
i put seymour duncan distortion in my strat, sounds good
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#11
www.guitarfetish.com
They have cheap pickups that sound really good, but I would reccomend upgrading your amp first because no pickups will sound good through a mg. Most of your tone comes from your amp.
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#12
Yeah, uh, WHY THE HELL DID YOU BUY AN MG?!?!?!?!
EDIT: seriously, new amp. MG=bees in a trash can.
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#13
i dont suggest you get duncan strat pickups if you like tradition strat sounds.
they make pretty good hot pickups. so do dimarzio.

but to get the most out of that strat you want to return the marshall mg.

none of the beautiful lace sensors, or Lindy fralin or SD custom pickups will sound good thru that amp.

before you spend a couple hundred buying pickups, look into getting the best amp for your needs.
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