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ganzua
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:21 am    Post subject: What are your favourite strat pick ups? Reply with quote

What are your favourite strat pick ups? What models do you think are the best?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: What are your favourite strat pick ups? Reply with quote

ganzua wrote:
What are your favourite strat pick ups? What models do you think are the best?


Van Zandt Blues Single Coils:

http://www.vanzandtpu.com/pickups.html#
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: What are your favourite strat pick ups? Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
ganzua wrote:
What are your favourite strat pick ups? What models do you think are the best?


Van Zandt Blues Single Coils:

http://www.vanzandtpu.com/pickups.html#


Thanks marcus VanZandts are great, I like a lot the true vintages.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VanZandt true vintage.. +1
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus Yuta's not totaly authentic, but not too much of a shock for us Les Paul players, still plenty of oomph!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: What are your favourite strat pick ups? Reply with quote

ganzua wrote:
What are your favourite strat pick ups? What models do you think are the best?


Lindy Fralin Blues Specials.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus Yuta VS1 and VS2. both great
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, thanks for the answers.

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Bacchus Yuta's not totaly authentic, but not too much of a shock for us Les Paul players, still plenty of oomph!


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Bacchus Yuta VS1 and VS2. both great


I need something that I can purchase and listen before

I wanted to know what are your favourites pick ups and what do you think are better because there are zillions pick ups for strat. However, I'd like some early 60s era sound because I want to record some surf music.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ganzua wrote:
Hey, thanks for the answers.

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Bacchus Yuta's not totaly authentic, but not too much of a shock for us Les Paul players, still plenty of oomph!


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Bacchus Yuta VS1 and VS2. both great


I need something that I can purchase and listen before

I wanted to know what are your favourites pick ups and what do you think are better because there are zillions pick ups for strat. However, I'd like some early 60s era sound because I want to record some surf music.


See if you can find some Edwards strats..... they have Seymour Duncans in them. Also look for any Bacchus strats
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new Tokai Springies, exclusively custom order made for Tokai Germany,
http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=12931&start=30
are equipped with my custom order pups. They are miles forward against the early 80ies U- and E-pup's and do offer an incredible transparent vintage sound.
Let me check if the new Tokai pups available separately ...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no such thing - it depends on the guitar. Texas Specials were great in my ST80, but muddy & awful in an alder bodied US Strat. I recently replaced the TSs in the ST80 with Yutas bought from JohnA, & I'm not sure they're an improvement, though the same pickups sound excellent in a Bacchus.

I have 2 Voodoo ST60s in a Goldstar (along with an SD Twangbanger at the bridge), & they are excellent. But it's quite possible that they wouldn't sound as good in a different Strat.

I've come to the conclusion that any of the respected name pickups can be great if you get the right match with the individual Strat you're trying to improve. And then it also depends on your choice of amp.....

Which Strat are the pickups for? I think it makes a big difference whether it's alder or ash.

Mike
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

togps wrote:
The new Tokai Springies, exclusively custom order made for Tokai Germany


Are those pick ups made by Keiyo?

JohnA wrote:
Bacchus Yuta's not totaly authentic, but not too much of a shock for us Les Paul players, still plenty of oomph!


Diodibuh wrote:
Bacchus Yuta VS1 and VS2. both great


I have just learned why you like those pups . Yuta is a Keiyo model;

http://park15.wakwak.com/~keiyo/guitarPU.htm

The high output mkIIs that come with Tokai Love rocks are Keiyo pick ups and are great. My favourite japanese pick up maker so far.

Any sample of Yutas I could listen?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ganzua wrote:


Any sample of Yutas I could listen?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VjPt9Gi2Dc

Check out the other videos from the convention too, there's quite an assortment of Strats.

Mike's right about pickups, they need to suit the guitar, quite what it is I can't really put my finger on.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnA wrote:
Mike's right about pickups, they need to suit the guitar, quite what it is I can't really put my finger on.


I think one "rule" is that fatter sounding pickups & ash bodied Strats or Teles go well together. Brighter pickups seem to work better in alder guitars.
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