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    Boutique Strat Pups

    What are some of the better pups out there for Strats? I'm looking for a set for a guitar that was built for me many years ago. I tend to enjoy that out of phase quack, honk and pinch harmonics that I can only get with a Strat. Thanks for the help!
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    Re: Boutique Strat Pups

    Jim Rolph !

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    Re: Boutique Strat Pups

    Wizz!!
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    Re: Boutique Strat Pups

    Mike Gray Chubtone hands down

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    Re: Boutique Strat Pups

    For Strat, Lollar and Fralin

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    Re: Boutique Strat Pups

    The company that has really surprised and impressed me with recent offerings is... Fender.

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    Re: Boutique Strat Pups

    Quote Originally Posted by sonar View Post
    The company that has really surprised and impressed me with recent offerings is... Fender.
    Agree. I would've suggested had the OP not specified "boutique"...

    I have 51 Nocasters in a Tele, Vintage 65 in a Strat, both amazing sets

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    Re: Boutique Strat Pups

    Quote Originally Posted by jb_abides View Post
    Agree. I would've suggested had the OP not specified "boutique"...

    I have 51 Nocasters in a Tele, Vintage 65 in a Strat, both amazing sets
    I really like the Vintage 65's. Maybe not a quacky pickup like the OP wants, but for Surf to early Hendrix it nails that veneer board tone.

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    Re: Boutique Strat Pups

    Good suggestions!

    I have a set of Wizz's in my Skinnerburst, love em.

    I have another Strat with Jim Rolf pups, good for sure.

    Lastly, the Fender Strat pups I have left me wanting more, just not there. MHO I do have a '51 Nocaster and I agree, the pups are killer!

    Anyone here using Zexcoils or the Mojotone Quiet Coils?
    Game on!

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    Re: Boutique Strat Pups

    ThroBak is now making single coil Strat pickups www.throbak.com

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    Re: Boutique Strat Pups

    Quote Originally Posted by El Gringo View Post
    ThroBak is now making single coil Strat pickups www.throbak.com
    Oh shit. That's gonna cost me...


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    Re: Boutique Strat Pups

    Quote Originally Posted by renderit View Post
    Oh shit. That's gonna cost me...
    They look pretty nice and they even have an option for a hotter bridge pickup in either the 63 or 64 set and has me seriously considering them for an alder body 57 reissue USA Stratocaster of mine that has okay tone with the Fat 50's pickups .

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    Re: Boutique Strat Pups

    I have a '15 Suhr Classic Pro SSH guitar I picked up last year.

    I really loved the vintage toned V70 singles in the neck and the SSV humbucker in the bridge.

    My son played the guitar a lot and really loved all the classic clean and ovdriven tones he was able to get with these pickups.

    He's always been wanting a Fiesta Red Strat styled guitar, so I had one custom made for him.

    The guitar included Roasted Flame neck, stainless steel frets, 10-12 compound radius neck, ash body, the V70 neck/middle, and SSV humbucker in the bridge.

    These pickups actually sound way better in this custom build than they do in the Suhr guitar.

    Here's some pics of the build.



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