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Discussion in 'The Pickup Place' started by blueruins, Jun 19, 2021.
Just ordered a set of Fender ‘57/62 pickups
What you guys Guys (and gals) think?
It's upside down!
But first...Are You Experienced?
Tidy work !
I have no knowledge about Strat pickup range...
So how does those 57/62 compare to the FAT50 ?
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?
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.
... 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.
Congrats. I had the switch on my MIM going bad so I bought the Fender loaded pickguard with 57/62s and I enjoy them.
How’s that gonna fit on a Gretsch???
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.
Hasn’t arrived yet, give me a few days. And if I forget just nudge me , I’m old.
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.