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Mick Reid

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May 6th, 2016 01:55 AM        

I just installed a set of Fender Vintage Noiseless in my Dlx Lone Star strat.<br /> I haven't spent too much time with them yet but initial impressions are very good.<br /> <br /> Out of laziness (and experimentation) I installed them with the 250k pots that were already in the guitar.<br /> I don't know how much brighter the included 500k and 1M pots would make things, but I can't imagine using them.<br /> The VN's are plenty bright and sparkly to me with the 250k's.<br /> <br /> I've got a couple rehearsals coming up next week, so should be a better testing ground.<br /> My only question mark is whether I should have gone for the Hot's instead of the Vintage, but at house levels, they seem to balance well with my other strats equipped with Lace Sensors.<br /> <br /> I heard people knock the VN's as "toneless" etc. but that's certainly not what I'm hearing.<br /> Then again, I'm a fan of Lace Sensors too!<br /> <br />



Hammond101

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May 6th, 2016 09:41 AM        

Mick, I have the VNs in one of my Strats and in two Teles. One of those is a Nashville style where the middle PU is from a Strat set. Overall I like them but they seem more responsive and toneful in some guitars than others. I tried them in one of my Am Dlx Strats and bleh, not so good. In an older Am Std they work very nicely. I do use a bit of clean boost almost all the time so....YMMV.<br /> <br /> I have not tried the Hot version.....yet. I'm into ZanZandt Blues PUs at the moment for the Strats.



Mick Reid

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May 6th, 2016 03:52 PM        

"Overall I like them but they seem more responsive and toneful in some guitars than others."<br /> <br /> My Dlx Lone Star (MIM) is Alder body, Maple neck, solid steel saddles and decked trem.<br /> I know the sum is greater than the whole of parts, but so far I haven't heard anything that makes me want to try them in one of the other strats.<br /> <br /> Not to say that *couldn't* happen ;^P<br /> <br /> edit: What pot values do you have?<br />



achord



USA

May 6th, 2016 04:19 PM        

Congrats Mick. Let us know how your rehearsals go next week.



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