New PUD!

Discussion in 'The Pickup Place' started by blueruins, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Just ordered a set of Fender ‘57/62 pickups
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    What you guys Guys (and gals) think?
     
  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Looks good!
     
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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    It's upside down! :D
     
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  4. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    But first...Are You Experienced?
     
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  5. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Tidy work ! :cool:

    I have no knowledge about Strat pickup range... :oops:
    So how does those 57/62 compare to the FAT50 ? o_O

    A+!
     
  6. DennisC

    DennisC Country Gent

    Age:
    38
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    Looks very nice!

    I'm boring in this regard - don't have that great of knowledge about strats and their inners, but ... this looks pretty well-organized and carefully done - you installed them? Or did you buy a pickguard with electronics already on it? Either way - have fun!

    ... the middle ones being RWRP is a given nowadays, right?
     
  7. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    I’m led to believe that these are reverse engineered from a ‘63 Strat pickup (why the ‘57/‘62 moniker??) and will have a more classic tone than the fat 50’s which are likely a bit overwound to warm them up. I like mine fairly icy.

    I bought the whole pickguard assembled. I’m capable of a swap but this is a scratch build and I saved money buying this way plus it is tidier than I could do.
    Yes, reverse middle.
     
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  8. DennisC

    DennisC Country Gent

    Age:
    38
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    ... couldn't do it that tidy either, I think... Honestly, I never really tried ... either I did some repairs for someone else, then, of course, I took care that it doesn't look bad, and my own stuff is allowed to look however it comes out looking ... cramming that much stuff into a Tele's electric slot isn't possible without looking like a mess, haha...

    Anyway - looks great ... the pickups should be well-balanced, as that is, IMO, the major point in selling them as a set ... and if anything doesn't work flawlessly, you won't have to sit down and find the mistake, but just return it and get a replacement, for anyone selling stuff is responsible for that stuff, at least when new, being intact and working.
     
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  9. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Age:
    72
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats. I had the switch on my MIM going bad so I bought the Fender loaded pickguard with 57/62s and I enjoy them.
     
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  10. capnhiho

    capnhiho Country Gent

    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    How’s that gonna fit on a Gretsch???

    :p
     
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  11. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

    Age:
    53
    761
    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    I've been tempted on this set or something similar. I actually don't dislike my current stock set, but one never knows until one tries. It could be a much better set, or about the same.
    Can you tell me the measurements of E to E, from the center of the poles? Actually, from the mounting screws too, if you would please. If I recall, in my searches about these Fenders the measurements are not easy to find. Just wanna know how things relate to my string spacing and if a new pickguard is needed, thanks.
     
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  12. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Hasn’t arrived yet, give me a few days. And if I forget just nudge me , I’m old.
     
  13. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
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    here’s what they’ll look like...ever seen anything like that before;)
    I guess they’re known for sounding about exactly like you’d expect a Strat to sound; no overwinds, no hype, no magic sauce or fairy dust. Ho hum.
    These are Alnico V and my favorites are Alnico III so I’m curious if they’ll be too “mushy” for me? Going for a little contrast to my other Strat.
     
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