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post Feb 1 2009, 02:28 PM
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Hey guys!

Been thinking about upgrading the pickups and maybe some hardware on my mexican strat, I love playing this guitar but am intrigued by the fender custom shop upgrades or maybe just getting some USA pickups in there?

My main playing is blues (Gary more, SRV etc) so any input would be greatfully received smile.gif smile.gif .
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post Feb 1 2009, 04:34 PM
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Texas special pickups, srv used am, and so do I , theyre the best Fender pu's u can ever get. GET THEM!


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post Feb 1 2009, 05:30 PM
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Don't bother with Fender Custom Shop hardware. Check out the best upgrade you can do, a Callaham bridge replacement for your MexiStrat.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...Upgrades_Review


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post Feb 1 2009, 05:40 PM
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Wow JD, the whammy on the picture there looks so short!


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post Feb 1 2009, 10:13 PM
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Callaham bridge and Texas Specials would be a great upgrade for a MIM Strat man. You would get more sustain, better ringing and punchier tone.


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post Feb 1 2009, 10:15 PM
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You can take a look at some Bareknuckle pickups too, but they are a bit expensive.


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post Feb 2 2009, 02:48 AM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ Feb 1 2009, 10:40 AM) *
Wow JD, the whammy on the picture there looks so short!


Yeah, that's the "Gilmour" length arm. They have standard and one in between called a "64."

I'm not even using mine now.. my guitar tech refuses to let me have a floating bridge until I can play better. biggrin.gif


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post Feb 3 2009, 02:35 PM
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QUOTE (Toni Suominen @ Feb 1 2009, 09:15 PM) *
You can take a look at some Bareknuckle pickups too, but they are a bit expensive.

Lindy Fralin P/ups are worth looking at as well. It all depends on your budget!!!


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post Feb 3 2009, 07:27 PM
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Thanks guys, all very helpful biggrin.gif
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post Feb 4 2009, 09:03 AM
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Been offered a set of texas specials on a pre wired pick guard for 265 US (Around 180 GBP) delivered, used but in decent confition, does that sound like a good deal? huh.gif
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post Feb 6 2009, 12:09 PM
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Now I'm not sure what a preloaded pickguard with those pups would cost however I do know that for around 180-200USD
you'll get a NEW set of the texas special pups so sounds a bit expensive to me!


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Sigfridsson is right, I think the better thing would be to buy new set of pups and just swap them in your existing pickguard. They would be new, and it will be cheaper.


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