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FDP Forum / The 'Pup' Tent / Surprised by Fender Hot Noiseless pups

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Mick Reid
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Sep 26th, 2016 03:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hi lucas and welcome.

Like most things guitar, "best" is a relative term and personal preference.
However, FWIW when you buy a set of Fender Custom Shop Noiseless pickups they are supplied with 2 x 1 meg pots for the tone and a 500k pot for the volume.
These are their "recommended" values.

I have two strats with Vintage Noiseless and I kept my standard 250k pots and they sound great to me.
The reason behind the higher value pots (1M & 500k) is "brightness" (more high end).
Personally I wouldn't want my VN's any brighter than they are.
I know of other members here that have used 250k pots and they have been satisfied as well.

Probably not much help to you, but thought I'd share my experience. Hopefully other will to.
And welcome again!



Feb 14th, 2017 11:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hey guys! After months, I finally found this thread.
I'm very interested in the Hot Noiseless. I've got a 99' MIM Fender Strat. Do you guys think that still worth it? I'm really excited about the sound after I saw that youtube video showing the Texas Special and the Hot Noiseless together. I've got a friend that has the Vintage Noiseless, and he loves it, but in my mind, I should choose the Hot ones so I can get close to the SRV/Hendrix kinda sound. Any advices?


Of course you should

...everyone needs another guitar
Dec 8th, 2017 03:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

BluesBrazil - I know this is about 10 months late...but, the Hot Noiseless aren’t really “hotter”. They do sound great, and in my experience can cover a lot of territory.

As for worth it, that’s up to you. If you like noiseless and like tha Strat you want to put then in, then I’d say yes it’s worth it. Although, I actually like the stock MIM std pickups as well, for a modern sound

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