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Tony F



Long Island, NY

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Jul 21st, 2015 04:30 PM        

Just got em and being an old dude I've owned many strats and pups but to me theses are the bees knees to make your knees wheeze your bladder spatter and your liver quiver if your looking for that old school strat tone.



Viera

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Jul 21st, 2015 09:42 PM        

I put a set in my JV Strat going on 10 years ago. The neck pup is fantastic on this guitar. To my ears it does the trippy late 60s and early 70s stuff really well. It's great clean and overdrives very nicely. <br /> <br /> I didn't care for the '69 in the bridge and soon replaced it with a Fender Hot Vintage Noiseless. Much better, but that's just me. Enjoy yours!



Tony F



Long Island, NY

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Jul 22nd, 2015 03:02 PM        

Viera I'm only using in the neck position as I put it in my tele. My strat is a Robert Cray and man those stock pups are sweet especially the bridge.



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Jul 23rd, 2015 09:08 AM        

I was wondering if you swapped the pups on the Cray. Those pups are generally well regarded.<br /> <br /> While Tele purists may scoff, a CS'69 Strat pup in a Tele neck position sounds like a great idea to me. <br />



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Jul 25th, 2015 07:04 PM        

I’ve had a set in my Classic ‘70s Strat for about ten years now. Great pups but what really brought the whole set alive was putting a tone control to the bridge pup. Since then I play the guitar a whole lot more. In reality it only affected the bridge pup but physiologically it improved all of them for some reason.



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Jul 26th, 2015 08:47 AM        

^ Tone control on the bridge of a Strat is an absolute must for me.



infobot



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Aug 15th, 2015 12:07 AM        

I got a set, expected them to do exactly what you said, but was a bit thrown. Had the same impression as folks who feel they're bright and some say thin. They didn't seem thin to me, more like "analytical".<br /> <br /> But loved the idea of the design, got myself patient, took time with them. Takes me a week or two to get the feel of them, then can get the results you describe - but also very versatile. Very vintage but can really range too, do all sorts of other stuff too.<br /> <br /> Sometimes wonder if they were trying for something like that with these, but what I don't know.<br /> <br /> Can't shake the analytical impression, but it's not like a dry or dead end analytical, more like they seem to range more than vintage sounding pups, bright or dark. Can really chime too. More my workhorses, all kinds of stuff out of them.<br /> <br /> So yup mine too but I'll always be two weeks behind you guys evey time I toss them on, to get used to how they handle.



Tony F



Long Island, NY

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Oct 18th, 2015 02:11 PM        

infobot do you find they're nosier than most other strat pups? I've shielded my guitar like a mummy but they seem to like 60 cycle noise more than most to me.



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Dec 21st, 2015 08:33 PM        

Viera, do you use an alternate pu in the bridge? Gilmourish likes CS 69 in neck and middle with S Duncan SSL-5 in bridge. I'm interested in that combo for 85 MIJ Strat.



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Dec 21st, 2015 09:44 PM        

^ My JV Strat had a Hot Vintage Noiseless (HVN) in the bridge for several years with CS69s in the neck and middle. It was my tune down to E flat Strat and got a lot of play. To my ears the HVN does a good job of capturing a single coil vibe with just enough balls to hang well on fairly heavily distorted stuff. <br /> <br /> About a year ago I decided to turn the JV Strat into an HSS. I put a Fender DH-1 (AKA Diamondback) in the bridge and swapped the CS69 in the middle with the HVN that was in the bridge. I kept the CS69 in the neck. It immediately turned into my favorite electric guitar. Short of heavy metal it will do just about anything really well. The DH-1, at least on this particular guitar, plays well with the other pups and sounds fantastic clean. Right now it's my favorite guitar/pup combo.



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