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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:42 am 
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:love: Whoa, what a looker. Bet it handles great. Sienna is my favorite.

So they're your strat pups, eh? For what style? I'm into Texas Blues right now, one of my bands requires it. I'm using my stock MIJ Strat pups, the neck pup is great but the other two are so-so.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:47 pm 
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It's weird but the Custom Shop RC pickups have a so-so rep. The MIMs that come on the RC guitars are highly regarded so you'd need to find a loaded Cray pickguard typically to get the "good" ones. There are probably lots of boutique pups that are equally as good or better - Amalfitano's come to mind - but for a Fender pickup and a real genuine strat sound I love these. Position 2 and 4 will quack like a duck - think Dire Straits all day long. 1-3-5 are more standard-ish. Pickup height is crucial on these guys. I can't say there's a "woman" tone in these but with a bit more experimenting I could probably get close. Also, and maybe contributing is the fact that the RC model is a string through hardtail. My Sienna I have almost totally decked and 4 springs so I can get some trem when I want to and still have a real solid bridge.


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