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Rob Anderson

USA California

In '77 Punk was a lifestyle not a phase
Jul 14th, 2005 02:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just put these pickups in my 60s Classic to replace the Vintage Toneless er...Noiseless mistake I made. Great pickups they have a very vintage sound and are much smoother and quieter than the origionals!
Rob

(This message was last edited by Rob Anderson at 02:16 PM, Jul 14th, 2005)

KAL

USA

Hot Rod Guitar
Aug 17th, 2005 04:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tell me more - I'm also thinking of taking out my vintange noiseless.

Are the 57/62's smooth or real bright? I had some CS 54s and found them a bit too trebly for lead work though nice for rhythm.

Rob Anderson

USA California

Too old for a Mohawk?
Aug 20th, 2005 07:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well to me they sound like more refined versions of what came stock on my 60s Classic. Not much hel huh? I would say they are not too trebly I like them a lot. To me they sound like Strats did when I was growing up in the 60s.
Rob

carsten
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brown super/germany

soundslikehome
Aug 21st, 2005 01:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

hi kal!
yes, they´re not especially trebly - rather smooth imo. in fact, my ´62 reissue (which uses these pu´s) introduced me to using the bridge pickup on a regular basis ;)
cheers - C.

Rob Anderson

USA California

Too old for a Mohawk?
Aug 21st, 2005 11:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I still don't use my bridge pup much by itself but I love it with the middle for playing shuffle rythms,
Rob

imjb1911
Contributing Member

USA Chicago Area

Leo got it right
Aug 25th, 2005 01:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When you think of what a Strat sounds like, that's what they sound like. I have a 57 and a 62 and I can't decide which one I love more. (see profile pix)

gokturk

Turkey

Aug 28th, 2005 12:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They really sound like a Strat, not like a Tele or anything else. But I like the timbre of CS '54s more. They have more of a vintage feel.

weed manus

Canada

Sep 7th, 2005 03:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

These are good eh?! I have a set but have not installed them...as of yet!!

Rob Anderson

USA California

My kid says "Dad's still Punk"
Sep 8th, 2005 12:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep I love mine I haven't been under the hood since I installed them.
Rob

Modal Magic
Contributing Member

MBJ, Highway Hound.

You Can't Bend It Aussie!
Nov 3rd, 2005 11:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

57/62's, Love 'em. Chimey, bell like, lovely bottom end, nice chimey tight highs, warm, smooth I chose them purely because they are directly reverse engineered from an early sixties set with all the nuances.
I tend not to use them with distortion or effects, because to my ear, it zaps the tone out of them. They are magnificant from clean to mild overdrive.
They sound at their most heavenly when set low, as this really brings out the bells and chimes. I too started using the bridge pup due to fitting 57/62's. I highly recomend them.


stratmatt98

Indiana, USA

12ay7 in V3
Dec 25th, 2005 08:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How loud is the hum in poditions 2&4?

I need quietness as I play in a church and while praying the hum will not work.

I do have a Boss NS-2 Noise filter I use with my Texas Specials so this may be the ticket with the 57/62's.

glrogers
Contributing Member

Georgia, US

first time caller, long time listener
Jan 4th, 2006 11:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd expect the hum to be the same in 2/4 as 1/3/5. These pickups are not made to be hum cancelling in 2/4.

The hum may sound 'diminished' (until you turn up the volume to compensate), but that is only because the output is diminished in 2/4 as you put two pickups in parallel and lower the effective output.

That being said, I haven't installed my set of 57/62s yet, so this is purely based on assessment of the stats, not from personal experience.

I can't imagine a lot of neon signs, TVs, and other things in a church that are normally the biggest sources of hum when playing in a bar/club. Do you find you get a lot of single-coil hum playing in church?

(I guess that's really a topic for another forum.)


davess23
Contributing Member

USA

stillplayin'
Jan 5th, 2006 03:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

To me, the 57/62's capture the sound of old Strats. And like some of the responders above, I use the bridge pickup frequently because it's remarkably free of the icepick effect I hear in some other bridge pickups... the 57/62 is trebly, yes, but not harsh or shrill.

jackmac91

australia

I prey to Hendrix!
Mar 6th, 2006 01:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got a set of these the other day after a while of lookin at pups and(after instaled properly) i imediatly loved them. they sound just like strats should

Voodoochile77

Australia

Mar 14th, 2006 03:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

they are a great set of pups, i swapped a set of CS '69's out of an American series for these and didn't regret it for a minute

Rob Anderson

USA California

Sick Boys are people too!
Mar 15th, 2006 12:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Still diggin' mine 9 months later, I have found that set just a tad higher than spec they have great punch!
Rob

Modal Magic
Contributing Member

MBJ, Highway Hound.

You Can't Bend It Aussie!
Mar 25th, 2006 09:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Still luvin' mine after, what? two years or so. Amazing smooth tone. I find mine set low give the best results with the most chime. I like 'em, 'cause that's what they were like in the late 50's, early 60's. Just stock production pups with great tone and no "customization" to improve tone. All of the nuances of them days :-)

DanielRocker

Canada

Apr 1st, 2006 05:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Can't stand 60 cycle hum especially when playing live. I have Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups in my Highway One strat.

My 62 AVRI has Kinman AVn nioseless pus.

I love the the tone I get from both these guitars.

Modal Magic
Contributing Member

MBJ, Highway Hound.

You Can't Bend It Aussie!
Apr 2nd, 2006 04:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The only hum I've ever had with my 57/62's is when I put my guitar next to my GNX4 power supply. I must be lucky, as my guitar isn't shielded. I've NEVER had any hum problems with any of my strats.

jiagap

Washington, USA

"can't we just settle this over a pint"
Mar 23rd, 2007 08:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Reviving an old thread....

I am new to understanding the nuances of pickups. I have a MIM strat with ceramic pups, and I have always liked it, but never knew any different. The other day I went into the local guitar store to try the new Princeton Recording Amp and the sales rep handed me a strat and said, go try it. At first plug in, I was amazed. I heard 3 dimensional complexities and clarities I never knew existed. I immediately just thought it was the amp. But was not sure. So i asked to play a few other strats and they did not have the same sound. So I asked him what was with that first strat. He said it was just a MIM guitar with 57/62 pickups - which he personally liked very well. I said, hmmmm, as I was unaware of these kinds of things. Now I did buy the Princeton Amp and took it home and played my strat through it, and it sounds great mind you, but not as great as it did with the 57/62 pickups. So I went to another guitar store that had the PRA and an Eric Johnson Strat which I was told had the 57/62 pups. I plugged it in, and that same sparkle and glassy 3-D sound was there. AMAZING. So I looked on line and see I can get a set of these for my MIM Strat for about $119. Thinking of doing it. Are they very difficult to install? Seems like a pretty nice upgrade with not alot of cost. Any thoughts from anyone?

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