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

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Australia / Brisbane

Jan 8th, 2010 08:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hello BT,

Thanks for the Great information.

Could I ask what your recommended Heights should be?

Fender say 8/64" For the Bass Side and 6/64" For the Treble Side.

So does that mean all the Pickups should be the same height?

If you have a preference please let me know.



(This message was last edited by gezza at 09:24 PM, Jan 8th, 2010)


Vancouver, Canada

Jan 10th, 2010 12:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

I replaced the '69 pickups out of my Classic Player strat with a set of Hot Noiseless pups, and as I adjusted to the new pickups, i found myself unhappy with the performance of the tone controls i didnt like the roll off as much as with the 69s (not a creamy women tone, sounds more like theres a blanket over the amp) Im not sure if i should change the pots or the caps, or both. Do most of you use 250k pots? what value caps do you use? I cant tell what are in mine from the markings

Dr. Jimmy


Jun 23rd, 2010 08:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a set, but they don't seem to fit in any of my Strats, they are too big and I'd need to rout the cavity. I wasn't expecting to do that kind of work. Really bummed.......



Jun 23rd, 2010 06:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I have a set, but they don't seem to fit in any of my Strats, they are too big and I'd need to rout the cavity. I wasn't expecting to do that kind of work. Really bummed......."

It really isn't that difficult to rout out the body to get the pickups to fit. I had to do it when I installed a set in my 50s classic series strat. I used a dremel with a routing bit. It took about 15 minutes to do that and was worth the effort.

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Jul 14th, 2010 04:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks All! just recieved a new set of HNN, due to this thread, I hope I have time to put them in my 74' this weekend!
One Question, What does "Magnet 2 Ceramic 8"

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Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Jul 14th, 2010 08:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

Perhaps it means that each pickup has 2 ceramic-8 bar magnets?



Aug 8th, 2010 09:00 AM   Edit   Profile  

What do you mean by "active follower"?

Also, since this seems to be drifting off of the main topic (HN pups), would it be worthwhile to start another thread?

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Aug 8th, 2010 12:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

On the Hn's they recommend a .022k Capacitor on the tone pot, my old strat has a .05Z???
Will that make a difference in the sound?

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Mechanicsville Va

Aug 11th, 2010 04:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

So how deep are these pickups? Im gonna bite but cant find the depth specs



Aug 11th, 2010 01:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Go back a bunch of pages."

There are a BUNCH of posts on here (130+ and counting). If you want us to help please provide a date, a number.......something. Some people don't have the time to go searching for it. Also, are you sure that BT was not talking about the VINTAGE noiseless? From what I have read, most people using the HOT noiseless have no complaints without using anything else or swapping pots.

Also, it may help to start another thread. People interested in preamps may not be interested in noiseless pickups.

Yes, I have some ideas for a schematic that is easy to build.

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Universe of Tejas

Bluz Cowboy
Aug 11th, 2010 03:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

So Bill Turner had a lot to do with these pups too. I have Tele Texas Specials in my MIM Tele, and do find these to be very special pickups. I really like the sound, and I don't play country western.

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Of course you should

...everyone needs another guitar
Aug 25th, 2010 05:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

Ok. Based on what I've been reading on here, I ordered a set of the Hot Noiseless pickups. Arrived yesterday, installed today.

So far, I love them.

Taking them to church tonight, we will see how they perform live.

I put them in a Deluxe Super Strat. I had Texas Specials in it, and while I liked them, I always had a hard time dialing them in. Especially compared to my 57/62's and the pickups in my CS 60.

I'll report back tomorrow...

(This message was last edited by clg5 at 01:15 PM, Aug 27th, 2010)

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Of course you should

...everyone needs another guitar
Aug 27th, 2010 01:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

After a few days of having the Hot Noiseless pickups, I love them!! Better than I imagined. Beautiful tone, relatively easy to dial in. And definitely noiseless!



Aug 27th, 2010 04:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

How would they compare to the SNC's in my American Deluxe?

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Patient people get what they want.
Sep 1st, 2010 07:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

I got a PRRI. The FHN and the PRRI is a perfect match, in all positions. And I often end-up using the middle position.

Dr. Jimmy


Sep 3rd, 2010 07:14 AM   Edit   Profile  

I installed a set in one of my Strats a few weeks back (one that had a rout deep enough to accomodate them). I love the neck and the middle, the bridge not so much. I'm thinking of swapping the bridge with a Duncan STK-S9 Hot Stack Plus for a little more oomph.

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better living

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Sep 3rd, 2010 01:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Just a cool little aside to the thread:

PICKUPS - Sorted by Price - Bill Turner, Inc.

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Patient people get what they want.
Sep 16th, 2010 10:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

LOL!!! That's a good one Fritz_D_Cat !

Still loving my Hot Noiselless Bill. Killer pups!

Dr. Jimmy


Oct 11th, 2010 09:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have the Hots in my neck and middle and a SD Cool Rails in the bridge, nice setup and sounds awesome except I get quite a bit of buzzing (goes away when I touch any metal on the guitar). My wiring seems fine, wondering if I need to shield the body/pickguard or if I wired the Hots wrong? Black to ground on those, right?



Sep 26th, 2016 01:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

I bought a Fender AM Deluxe year 2000, but, they are with Vintage Noiseless PUPs and 500k pots, but the pots are not the stock one, i want to know what pot to use to get the best sound from them

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