Looking for some half decent alnico pickups

Discussion in 'FREE to a good home!' started by Guitarmageddon, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Ricky3Fingerd

    Ricky3Fingerd Squier-Meister

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    That strat is gorgeous btw
     
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  2. SQ0998

    SQ0998 Squier Talker

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    so what could be a good Pick up upgrade? Keep in my mind I'm from Costa Rica So I need to ship them most likely
     
  3. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    If you can wait for the shipping, most these cheapo MIChina ones are actually pretty good. Lots of variety on Ebay.
     
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  4. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    If you have a Standard with alnico pickups, NO UPGRADE is necessary.....
     
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  5. SQ0998

    SQ0998 Squier Talker

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    Yeah I can hold I'm from Costa Rica so I think it can take a little bit longer but I can deal with that, also I was thinking maybe a mex strat pick up for the neck? I have a friend selling some parts from a mex strat, I was thinking on buy some parts as tuners, pick ups, bridge, etc
     
  6. SQ0998

    SQ0998 Squier Talker

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    It is squier standard not fender, I think is 2009 maybe, how can I know if I have alnico? If I post the serial number can you help me to track it?
     
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  7. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    YES you have alnico 100% for sure if it's ICS09 - I know it's a Squier Standard not Fender - Fender standards had ceramic pickups......
     
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  8. SQ0998

    SQ0998 Squier Talker

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    Thanks, I use a fender champion 20 at home and it sounds pretty decent but I was thinking on maybe mex strat pick ups but I think they are alnico also right? Thanks for your help. I'll check the serial # at home cause I'm at work now
     
  9. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    No, Fender MExico Standard Strat pickups are ceramic......like I previously said.....
     
  10. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    I'm thinking he doesn't know that "standard strat" = MIM
     
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  11. SQ0998

    SQ0998 Squier Talker

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    May I ask what MIM does means? with standard I mean it is a squier standard, I'm not really used to the terms so I'm sorry
     
  12. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    MIM: Made in Mexico
    Standard Stratocaster (by Fender) were made there.
     
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  13. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    You said 'mex strat pickups' to me that means MIM Standard Pickups.....MIM means 'Made in Mexico. When someone say 'Fender Standard Strat' it means the MIM made in Mexico Standard from 1990 to 2017......

    When someone says 'Fender AMERICAN Standard Strat" it means USA.....

    So, if you were to put ceramic magnet Fender Mexico Standard pickups in your guitar, it would be a downgrade.....
     
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  14. SQ0998

    SQ0998 Squier Talker

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    Understood! thanks a lot
     
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  15. mwmeci

    mwmeci Squier-Meister

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    I could send you these. They're Blake Wright Alnico V. I think they're called Falcion.
    Do you have screws and springs? If not I could find some.
    N6.11k M 6.41k B 6.22k
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  16. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    I've had those before!! Some of my fave pickups!! @horax sent me a set to test out when it was a new product. I'm not really in need of anything, this was an old thread - the guitars I was going to put them in are gone. What you could do is offer them to someone else in need?? That would be awesome.....
     
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  17. mwmeci

    mwmeci Squier-Meister

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    Yeah, I could do that. It should be someone who doesn't have the financial means to acquire some.
     
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  18. Dave M

    Dave M Squier-Nut

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    The story on this one ....got it on GC online...said it was a sunburst finish standard, the pic was crappy but i went for it any way...came like this, discovered it was a 2004 Deluxe Standard, It now has Guitar Madness s-90's in it, they are super nice !!!!! They have a bark (woof) to them.... here's a sunshine shot of the burst.....
     

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  19. Ricky3Fingerd

    Ricky3Fingerd Squier-Meister

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    Its unreal. Quite possibly my favourite strat body I have ever laid eyes on. White pearl....****ing perfect
     
  20. SQ0998

    SQ0998 Squier Talker

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    I want them, But I'm on Costa Rica, a shame
     
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