Need help with P/U choice.

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by 5thumbs, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. 5thumbs

    5thumbs Squier-holic

    Dec 19, 2009
    I can't make my mind up on what type P/u to put in my new project? I am gona stick with the three single coils.I don't have a very big budget for them about $150 max. I really keep coming back to GFS Alinco II's I think i would like to stick with something like that? I have looked at.. BG P/U's ,Chevalire(former copperhead) Rumpelstiltskin. I would like more bottom end crisp mids but not to brittle highs alincoII magnets? But im open to everything can yall toss me some ideas.
  2. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Dec 14, 2009
  3. 5thumbs

    5thumbs Squier-holic

    Dec 19, 2009
    I forgot about tonerider Duhhhh
  4. mijstrat72

    mijstrat72 Squier-Meister

    Dec 22, 2009
    U.P. North
    I have GFS premium alnico vintage staggers and they have some serious tone. When I auditioned for the band I'm in, everyone stopped in their tracks when I started playing. During break time, the drummer, the bass player and other guitarist all stood there looking at my rig while they exchanged some very impressive comments about my tone. They didn't know I could see and hear what they were saying...kinda cool.
  5. richieryan

    richieryan Squier-holic

    May 24, 2010
    I put the GFS prem Alnicos in my SE recently and love the improvement! The tone is great, but the biggest change I noticed is the pick attack response that I have now.:cool:
  6. softwarejanitor

    softwarejanitor Squier-holic

    Apr 19, 2010
    Pflugerville, TX
    Here is another vote for GFS... I put a set of their Premium Texas Stagger Alnicos in one of my squiers and I'm quite pleased with the results. For the $$$ an incredible value since the set of three isn't much more than what one big name brand pickup usually retails for. The 'Texas' set is wound hot though so if you want something a little more subtle their overwound or vintage sets might be the way to go.
  7. Tsukiyomi

    Tsukiyomi Squier-Meister

    And another vote for Toneriders. I'll admit I haven't used their single coils but their humbuckers and P90's are stunning and I see no reason why the single coils wouldn't be the same
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010