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    Hey guys! Figured I'd start my first thread!
    I have a MIM Fat Strat that I want to swap pups in. I play a Splawn QR and a JCM 800. I play rock/hard rock with a healthy dose of gain. I'm looking for a fairly hot/high output pup for the bridge. I've been looking at Suhr, Fokin (these things sound amazing), BG, and obviously, dimarzio and Duncan.
    For he bridge I'd like to keep the typical Strat sound but still be capable and clear under high gain. I was thinking maybe Lindy Fralins or similar...
    Ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtrjunior View Post
    Hey guys! Figured I'd start my first thread!
    I have a MIM Fat Strat that I want to swap pups in. I play a Splawn QR and a JCM 800. I play rock/hard rock with a healthy dose of gain. I'm looking for a fairly hot/high output pup for the bridge. I've been looking at Suhr, Fokin (these things sound amazing), BG, and obviously, dimarzio and Duncan.
    For he bridge I'd like to keep the typical Strat sound but still be capable and clear under high gain. I was thinking maybe Lindy Fralins or similar...
    Ideas?
    Welcome dude,
    you didn't mention Zexcoil pickups, they have a dozen of decent pickups, some of them would match your taste, as Juicy Bucker or Throaty Bucker... punchy indeed.

    +1 Like for experience with JCM800


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    Many options. Among the lesser-known entries are

    http://lawingmusicalproducts.com/single

    and

    http://www.harmonicdesign.net/allpages/strats.html (Vintage Plus in the neck and middle, and Super 90 in the bridge would be incredible).

    Others include...

    http://www.sdpickups.com/twister.shtml

    https://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/mai...php?cat=strats




    http://www.lollarguitars.com/mm5/mer...=strat-pickups
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlefloor View Post
    Welcome dude,
    you didn't mention Zexcoil pickups, they have a dozen of decent pickups, some of them would match your taste, as Juicy Bucker or Throaty Bucker... punchy indeed.

    +1 Like for experience with JCM800
    I hadn't ever heard of zexcoil until just yesterday!! I'll look into those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tele savalas View Post
    Many options. Among the lesser-known entries are

    http://lawingmusicalproducts.com/single

    and

    http://www.harmonicdesign.net/allpages/strats.html (Vintage Plus in the neck and middle, and Super 90 in the bridge would be incredible).

    Others include...

    http://www.sdpickups.com/twister.shtml

    https://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/mai...php?cat=strats




    http://www.lollarguitars.com/mm5/mer...=strat-pickups
    I probably should have mentioned that I have a Floyd bridge and a humbucker in the bridge.

    I have BKP's in both of my Les Pauls...they slay....but they are pricy.

    I'm hong to do a little web site surfing when I get home from work and look into the ones you posted...thanks for that.

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    What you did say regarding the bridge pickup was, "For he bridge I'd like to keep the typical Strat sound but still be capable and clear under high gain". Somehow, I didn't picture a Floyd and a humbucker after reading that...
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    Sorry...I meant neck. My fault.

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    Default Pickup replacement suggestions

    A guy on CL has a set of mustang pickups( Fralin) for sale...cheap. I might grab them and just use the one labeled "bridge" in the middle position. Output-wise it will fall between the neck and whichever humbucker I get for the bridge.
    Unless anyone has a good reason these won't be any good in a Strat??

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    There are specs in this thread:

    http://music-electronics-forum.com/t20065/

    Looks like they are the same size.
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    Interesting thread on full sets:

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/ind...ation.1412849/

    Two points I would make:

    1. The Mustang set, if vintage-correct, has the neck pickup wound counter-clockwise and the other pickup (middle in your case) wound clockwise. You might want to confirm that with Fralin, and then make sure the neck and middle pickups in your current setup are wound the same, or there may be some incompatibility with the wind of the bridge pickup.

    2. If you get around to replacing the bridge humbucker, check the spacing of the pole pieces, which may be different for a Floyd than with traditional PAF spacing.
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