Pure Vintage 59 vs. Pure Vintage 65 pickups

Discussion in 'Pickup Joint' started by DougMen, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    Here's Shane at In the Blues demoing the Fender AO 50s and 60s Strats. The 50s one has PV 59 pickups, and the 60s one has PV 65 pickups. In these two videos I much prefer the rounder and woodier tone I hear on the neck pickup from the 60s one. Now I want a set of the PV 65s more than ever!

     
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  2. Big tuna

    Big tuna Dr. Squier

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    I think both sound good.
     
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  3. DougMen

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    He didn't change the pickups. The AO 50s comes with PV59 pickups and the AO 60s comes with PV 65 pickups. So, what are you talking about changing pickups?
     
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  4. Big tuna

    Big tuna Dr. Squier

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    I mean all of fender pu's are good sounding in the different models i should have phrased it differently.
     
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  5. DougMen

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    Sorry. I always say "Don't confuse me, it's too easy to do!"
     
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  6. billyb

    billyb Squier-Nut

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    Those PV 65's are a steal IMO...$109 brand new for the set of 3 on GC and MF sites.
    If U R looking for a TRUE vintage strat tone whether it's clean or crunchy they are hard to beat :) :)
     
  7. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    Shane liked the 50s one so much he bought it. He says it's the best, and most expensive, Strat that he's ever had.
     
  8. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

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    I’m a big fan of the Fender 57/62’s. Great vintage sound!
     
  9. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

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    I have PV 58s in my AMS Fender Tele they sound good, but I think I might put some MIM pickups in it. They say they are closer to Texas specials , but half the price I was told.
     
  10. Ken Rose

    Ken Rose Squier-holic

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    They sound great. I normally like a 50's style tone more but it comes off as harsher instead of sweeter in this case. The 60's style was much thicker to my ears, in a good way. either way, a White Strat? Yes please.
     
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  11. DougMen

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    Tex Mex would be closer to Texas Specials, but since you don't like bright pickups, I think you will really like the MIM ones. They're fatter and warmer, with less highs than vintage Alnico types.
    OOPS, you said Tele. I don't think there are Tex Mex Tele pickups, only Strat ones, but there are Texas Specials for both.
     
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  12. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

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    Would keep are keep Fenders Grease Bucket circuit.