What are your favorite Strat pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickup Joint' started by squierTony, Mar 24, 2021.

  1. otisblove

    otisblove Squier-Nut

    Aug 19, 2016
    Central Indiana
    I've tried many, many pickups in 9 strats over the years and I have to say I can get along with any of them. I really like the pickups that come in the Classic Vibe 60's strats.
  2. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Squier-Nut

    Feb 2, 2013
    Bucharest - RO
    57/62 for me

    second place: Eric Johnson’s
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  3. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    I'm sure he's just overwhelmed ! ! Give him a little more time
  4. Sully6790

    Sully6790 Squier Talker

    May 25, 2021
    yes I understand he’s probably overwhelmed. That’s why I’m fine with it taking as long as it needs( although going on 4 months is a little longer than I expected). Problem here is the failure to respond to all the emails about an address change. Now I have no idea if it already shipped and was stolen, or returned to sender, or if I’m still waiting.
  5. Benlostforyears

    Benlostforyears Squier-Nut

    Aug 17, 2020
    Western NC
    Bootstrap '54 Vintage Pro's. They're classic 3 of a kind vintage Fender style pickups. Just put a set in my VM 70's Strat and they give the exact vintage Strat tone I have in my head. Only $50 a set with solid build and materials.
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  6. TheDireStrat

    TheDireStrat Squier Talker

    Jan 10, 2021
    Twilight Zone
    I see that sneaky "Cool Hand Luke" quote there! And yes, that is quite an infuriating problem.
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  7. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    Rose Little Ray Ybarra Signature set texas knockouts
  8. 65refinyellow

    65refinyellow Squier-holic

    Jun 29, 2015
    The Fender ‘65s are mellow without too much high end.

    I get by on my stock Classic 50s which seem like ‘57 pickups which are very chimey and sharp, maybe too much at times.
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  9. Blueruins

    Blueruins Squier Talker

    Jun 13, 2021
    Savannah, GA
    Same. I dig the stock pickups a lot. I like them
    better than any boutique pickups I’ve tried yet.

    I’m a little superstitious about changing a good thing so I’m looking forward to scoring another CV Strat someday to experiment with.
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  10. stratelespaul

    stratelespaul Squier-Nut

    Apr 25, 2012
    Los Angeles, Ca
    On my budget, these pups have always been my go to's.
    They just sound really "stratty" and won't break my piggy bank.
    I use the sc101b in the neck and bridge position.
    Hot as Hades but I lower the neck pup to compensate
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