Otherwise, the only height adjustment for these is available via their six threaded-steel pole pieces. My amp is a VOX AC4 C1-BL, blue which is a 4 watt combo tube amp that is fairly loud for bedroom practice. David used a 56 Goldtop with P90s. The TexMex pickups has a higher output, more mids and an overall darker tone. Was: £255.88. Kinda flat, no soul in it. Great bridge pickup for more sustain and bite. It not only is the most gilmourish sound I’ve found, but it is also the strattiest strat that ever stratted. In love with the lead tones though so I was hesitant to swap it back. Hi Brooks! The Texas Specials or some custom wounds would be fitting. I find one thing a bit curious: The 0001 Strat is supposed to have Alnico III pickups if original, not Alnico 5, althought the not so correct ’54 reissues do feature that alloy. Thanks for reading this. The solderless system comes prewired on a custom 11-hole white pearl pickguard with white knobs for easy installation. Claus. You then use the same measurements for an incorrect height later on. I’m not good enough to appreciate many of the subtle tonal differences you discuss, but I am a huge Gilmour/Floyd fan and have wanted to get closer to his tone for a while, though I would not pretend to be able to play at a 10th of his level. Well I lucked out and came across a guy outside Dallas, where I live, that plays a lot of Floyd covers in his band. I’d like also to start to improve my Stratocaster made in Mexico, I must say I am quite happy about the tone I am getting now but anyway I am sure there are some room to improve. Just thought I would point out this web site. Very different from the DG20, which has a darker more mid rangy tone. So here I am, a year later, reviewing these pups. Is there a main setting , and some variants? The stock Classic Series pickups are OK and based on the late 60s tone but I recommend upgrading these for some handwound ones like the Fender CS69s or the D Allen Voodoo 69. Go with modded strat on wywh animals and beyond? Have played gibson classic 57 humbuckers almost all my playing years. P90-Style pickups really benefit from the entire pickup raised to the optimized height, then fine-tuning the string balance with pole pieces. How different is it from the SSl5? That pick up change has made all the difference though and am really enjoying playing this previously unloved guitar. As soon as I’ve seen your post I decided to do some research and found that Nico’s Dee Gee doesn’t really exist anymore and that they were included in the Planettone catalogue under the DG Tribute name. has a good sound and is very easy to play. Possibly lower. The Fat 50’s sounds thin and less “DG/sweet sounding” compared to the 69 in the neck. Awesome site by the way, greetings from Venezuela! I haven’t noticed any issues with the comments field but I’ll look into it. As always you give the best explanation and guide , amazing thank you :). The neck and middle pickups aren’t as bad but seem a little muddy to me. Do you know if there is any place in the web, where I could find all the Pickup selector positions and settings of the EXP and SPC knobs, for the David Gilmour Red strat EMG pickups, in each song of The Division bell? [Indeed he did but only for that song so I thought a more versatile setup would be more appropriate. Most of the models will be able to cover a wide range of other genres and tones as well. I still don`t like the pickup cover sitting on top of the pickup wires and having the lower part of the pickup windings exposed because of the raised cover, but who am I to question Seymour…. I reinstalled the passive pickups but I would like to be able to get somewhere near the fat Shine on tone with a clean tone on the neck pickup. I also love Stevie Ray voughn’s tone especially his neck pickup solo tones, can I get something similar to his neck pickup tone with a CS fat 50’s or CS 69 neck pickups. Sorry for my late reply, Franklin. – your rosewood neck japanese 65 model has the DG20 Can I fit them to a Gibson body and what issues am I likely to encounter. I have just put a set of Slow Hands in my strat and they sound incredible. I haven’t tried that specific pickup configuration so I can’t really tell how the pickups blend but the JB SH-4 is fairly hot so I’d go for the SSL5 – at least for the middle position. The Moore Eq looks to be great even though it only has five sliders. There’s no right way of setting up the pickups but keep the following in mind: low string action will create a strong magnetic pull, which can kill the sustain and create distortion and bad pitch. Hey Bjorn, how is the Seymour Duncan SSL-5 in terms of noise? That’s what I’m going to go with, I meant SSL-5 in bridge. Can you recommend any that sound like them? What’s a nice bridge pu to combine with the Fat ’50’s, perhaps an SSL1? Can you suggest what you ‘d do if you was me which pick up, tremolo, and ……. Reading through the older posts after trying many, many different pickup combos. I spent a long time plugged straight into the amp as you always recommend to start and found the base tone I was happy with after a lot of height adjustment on the EMG pickups – it made a lot of difference to me. They have a custom set called DG based on David Gilmour preferences and setup for his black strato. The set I’m thinking to get is the ‘hot custom’ set with 5.8k neck and middle and 13k hot bridge. Early on, I had read that Seymour Duncan had designated the pickup(s) they made for Gilmour as SSL-1Cs but was never able to find exactly those, even when I contacted Seymour Duncan directly. The stock pickups are great but personally I’d replace them for either CS69s or an SSL5 in the bridge :) – Bjorn]. 1) Now I’m ready to get the pickups. You could go for a mix though, like Texas Special bridge, 69 middle and Fat 50s neck. I have installed one in the Bridge Position of a Blade RH-4 Strat and the crystal clear Highs are some sort of damped now, but as Chris said, more Power for Lead tones is also nice. Personally I prefer something a bit hotter, around 7-7.5k, which for me at least, works better with distortions etc. Very similar to the CS 54s, with slightly less output. Hi bjorn – Bjorn]. I would order Jimi Reverse Stagger Alnico Premium Pickup Set, because i don’t have money for any pickups you wrote here. Thanks for your kind words :) Seems like a very nice combo. The FS1 is a tad hotter but not a huge difference. -Mark. Let me know and I’ll try to help :) – Bjorn]. It took me all of five minutes, without the head settings in hand, to get the absolute perfect delay for the Echoes Arpeggio at the end of the space jam, right before it goes into the third verse, and it was dead on, just like pompeii, or meddle. The inspiring sound of a Stratocaster is one of the foundations of Fender. Got it, thanks! when I switch to neck/middle position on the strat, I notice volume drop and loss of high mids and top end. It’d saved me a few thousand bucks. The difference between the SSL5 and FS1 is minimal. I tend to find the SSL5 sounds fairly bright or normal I guess, as it should be. I think strings are so personal and subjective and I really just recommend that you try a few different gauges and feel for yourself. Guitar: Fender American Special FSR Vintage Blonde, Ash body maple fingerboard. I am currently satisfied with my N3, but always look more vintage sounds. What pedals do you use? I have just found out that you can download all of TC Flashback delay tones to the Alter Ego V2 plus as uoi know many other toneprints. This is an inspirational resource, thank you! I’m currently building my own stratocaster and was wondering what would be good pickups for a Swamp Ash body weighing about 5 1/2 pounds with a maple neck? So I ask, is this basically what I can expect, what you see with your setup, and I have indeed installed my Duncan correctly? Thanks for all the work you’ve put in. Pickups should be matched to the guitar and amp. I use a Vox AC-15 (handwired) with Celestion greenback speakers in it. I have owned mine (built in 2008) for about a year and a half and absolutely love the tones out of this guitar; in particular with the pickup selector in the bridge position and the mini switch engaged so all three pickups are engaged at once. You can expect Zero-Hum, longer sustain, minimized fret buzz and sound you’ll love because it a Zero-Hum replication of your guitar God’s sound, DG. I have a Squier Affinity strat with stock pups in it, and I was wondering what pups would suit the guitar best for overall Gilmour tones. Set to the correct height, your pickup’s magnets create a strong magnetic field that gives your guitar the tone that you love. The 69s, which would be the closest to David’s early 70s setup, will sound warm and fat on a Hiwatt or Marshall but quite bright on a Fender. – Bjorn], Hi. Found a free China made strat pack from a friend’s garage and want to bring it to life. I am told that this is because the pickups are very low output. Peace, Keith. The SSL5 has a lot of mid range, which can appear not as clean as a lower output 69 or similar. Should I replace the whole set or just go for the Voodoo Blues bridge, to get Animals-present Black Strat tones? I have had the SSL 5 on the bridge for a while but I think mine must be defective: I get a lot more output out of my stock MIM bridge PU (6.5kOhm) and with my nkt-275 I get more saturation too with the stock PU. Someone i know mentioned Gold Lace Sensors but I’m not sure. Tell you what, if you will send me your shipping address, I will send you the loaded pickguard with the Echoes set. I am beginning to see that these EMG dg20 pickups give me much more versatility for my own sounds and not just Gilmour stuff. Have you ever tried them? My tele has a maple neck and I’m looking for clear sounding pickups with heaps of clarity when playing chords and definition on single notes without getting harsh. Hey Bjorn! I would avoid NoCasters and the more modern sounding ones. Given the time he got it, mid 70s, and the tone, I’m guessing that the bridge at least is slightly hotter than what you would find on a stock mid 50s Esquire. [Hi Chris! Considering that “shielding will also reduce some of the high frequencies”, in your opinion does the buzz reduction pay off the signal loss? I bought a new squier classic vibe strat and I really like it, but the pickups are not the best. There were only two cables on the SSL5, black goes to the volume pot and white to the pickup selector, which is NOT connected to the tone control in case of the bridge PU ;). 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