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atubbs



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:46 pm    Post subject: strat pickup suggestions Reply with quote

Hello everyone!
So I've purchased a strat body and I'm wanting to build it with a 60's vibe to it and I'm looking for some suggestions with the pickups. I'm listening to some live Jimi Hendrix recordings right now, and I'd love to be able to get close to that tone. Any suggestions??

Thanks!
Adam

*Quick edit*
I understand that it takes way more than a set of pickups to to even touch Jimi, but I just wanted to give an idea of what I'm going for. Just wanted to put that out there Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam... I can get close to Hendrix tone with humbuckers and a 24.75 scale.
I have seen people get it with Chinese made Strats with stock pickups. I would have to say that it is in the hands.

Grab your Strat and your Marshall... get busy! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now where to find the Marshall... hmmmm.... Wink Laughing

I definitely need to practice more to pull that stuff off but I was thinking some vintage style pups wouldn't hurt either... Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ID Crisis



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seymour Duncan SSL-1's are a great vintage correct Strat pickup.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/stratocaster/vintage/vintage_stagger/

If you want a hotter bridge pickup but want to stick with single coil the SSL-5 is a nice compliment to a set of SSL-1's.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/stratocaster/progressive/custom_staggere/

I have these in stock if you're interested. To hear sound clips of these and other SD pickups:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/audio-samples/strat_replaceme/
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
Adam... I can get close to Hendrix tone with humbuckers and a 24.75 scale.
I have seen people get it with Chinese made Strats with stock pickups. I would have to say that it is in the hands.


It sounds kinda flippant to say that, but there's a lot of truth in it.

I'm always a bit baffled to see people talk about the difference in sound between one lump of magnet with some wire wrapped round it and another- ESPECIALLY if they are minor variations on exactly the same thing- eg strat pickups.

Being able to tell the difference between one power amp valve and another, from a youtube clip? Don't get me started! Wink Twisted Evil

I just pick up guitars that I think look cool and make me look cool. Best way to channel Hendrix in my op!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out Randy Hansen on Youtube.

Although he's a righty and is not the prettiest guy in the world, he does a fair impression including very close cloning of the tone and style of Hendrix.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnWEev9UyOA&feature=related


And on another note!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1wE9bb533M&feature=related
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Structo wrote:
Check out Randy Hansen on Youtube.

Although he's a righty and is not the prettiest guy in the world, he does a fair impression including very close cloning of the tone and style of Hendrix.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnWEev9UyOA&feature=related


And on another note!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1wE9bb533M&feature=related


Is that the same guy? Crazy!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look at Toneriders. I even have them in a left hand stagger if you really want the Jimi vibe.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lindy Fralin's Vintage Hots and my favorite are the Suhr Guitars Fletcher Landau Classics. They are around 6.0k ohm. Do not get overwound pups. You need the highs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What everybody here is saying is the truth! I can get the Hendrix vibe on all my strats, but the guitar that REALLY does it is my strat with CS69's. It just has THAT sound!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 100 watt Super Lead doesn't hurt either.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Carvin AP-11's for singles.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is that the same guy? Crazy!


No
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to everyone for their input, $.02, and crazy impersonator video's lol!

After listening to countless sound clips of the different pickups ya'll suggested, I've decided to go with the Tonerider Pure vintage.

I'll make sure to post pics as the project comes along.

Thanks again,
Adam
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