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I’m very fond of Gregor Hilden and I’d love to try his signature sets. Fender CS 69 and S Duncan SSL-5 combo thanks for all this great info! Thanks. Difficult question. Really helps me find out what’s out there and how different pieces of gear compare. Based on the tone, I would go for some 60s models with moderate output. Teles doesn’t handle high output pickups that well. Looking for them now. I like playing a variety of music from Metallica, Tom Petty, Country Music, early 90s, beck anything that sounds good with a guitar lol. I also recently purchased a loaded Gilmour Style – 7 position pickguard from HD Custom Guitar supply. Are there any other little things that I have missed out? I like them but they’re very different from what you already have. Is it true? The neck and middle pickups aren’t as bad but seem a little muddy to me. You could also go for something with even a bit more bite. Your magnetic field “floats” above the pickup, and if your strings are out of the field, you won’t get a rich, full tone. These vintage style pickups are more transaprent. So I have thought about going with the classic Fat 50s in the neck, Custom 69 mid and either the Bare Knuckle Irish tour (Rory used them on his Irish tour) or the Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound (Richie Blackmores pickups) for the bridge. Been a huge fan of Gilmourish.com for a while now and I’ve recently started building up my equipment and I’m wondering what the best pickup/combo is best for a Meddle-Wish you were here Gilmour tone? Hi Bjorn! I have mine wired to the bottom, I love the SSL-5 but sometimes its nasty bite has a tad to much treble, which makes the tone option great. K…so far i have a 50RI fender neck…a single piece alder cut to the us strat specs and now getting ready to buy the pups. I use only very low string action, and lowered pickups to match. What’s your Advice and opinion on this Pickups? …I think this is the config (Fat50,CS69,SSL5)on the Custom Shop DG Black Strat? Fender Custom Shop Fat 50s 2 – Fender CS69 The “frankenstein” you’re referring to feature Fender Tex/Mex (stock) neck and middle and a D Allen Voodoo Blues overwound bridge. David got the guitar in the mid 70s and as far as I know he hasn’t modified it, which leads me to think that the pickups are either based on original 50s specs or slightly hotter but probbaly no more than 7k. The only ones I’ve used are 0.22 uF and 0.47 uF. I do recommend that you try a few models and choose the best sounding one. It’s not documented what sort of pickups he used or how the custom pickups were wound but keeping timeline in mind, I guess it’s safe to say that the pickups are vintage style low output. Thanks for your support and for sharing! Mahogany tends to be dark but I’ve no idea how that would sound with a Strat contour and maple neck. I’d pair that up with a couple of CS69 or perhaps Texas Specials for a better match with the P90. The set was featured on Gilmour’s 1983 Fender 57 reissues, notably the Candy Apple Red Strat – David’s main guitar between 1987-2005. – Bjorn]. For the Strat I want early 60s features and I am thinking about the pickups of DAllen. I looked up for a set of DG20s on Ebay and it’s waaay off my posibilities (I’m poor haha). I am using the Fender CS TexMex but I want a more agressive sound for the bridge pickup closer to gibson P90 (8k output more or less, vintage sound) which is my favourite pickup at the moment. I sold my fender stratocaster many moons ago and have a Gibson les paul but I miss my emg dg20 pickups. In comparison with more modern pickups however, they’re still in the low output category. Thank you so much for your help You’ve been my Guru of Gilmour inspiration, knowledge and not to mention wallet emptying since high school and I’m 27 now; so thanks again…for most of the afformentioned ;). I think it would be a nice combo. It might be a nice choice for Vai and other heavier tones but for Gilmour, Wilson etc I’d go for PAFs, ’59s or even P90s. first in chain. That sound is your magnet fighting your string. ), but I would imagine you’d need to be pretty hands on the guitar volume to find the right balance. Classic clean and transparent, bell-like Strat tones. At the moment, my main Strat feature D Allen Voodoo 69 neck and middle and Duncan SSL5. @Thierry, Texas Specials are wound reverse the normal direction of other Fender Vintage style pups, and while not super hot, the average vintage 60’s strat had around 5.8k, the Texas specials are : Neck, 6.2, Middle, 6.4, and Bridge is fairly hot at 7.6. I’m thinking of buying an alternative set for Gilmour tones. I kept the original 57/62 in the middle because they have the cleanest sound I’ve heard in any Strat pickups. t has two Humbuckers which can be selected as two single coil as pull/push button. Hotter means that it will amplify more noise but noise is such a big topic. 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? Thanks. I know there are couple of brands out there that get a lot of praise but I haven’t tried them so I can’t really tell. What are you missing? a modified Boss DS-1, wich gives me heavy as hell, or barely distorted sounds… I suppose I should add that the Shawbucker is on a 500k pot, as opposed to the neck and middle being on 250k. You can’t really compare single coils and humbuckers or pickups with different output. The set I’m thinking to get is the ‘hot custom’ set with 5.8k neck and middle and 13k hot bridge. I am relatively new to single coil and strat. Recommended similar models: DiMarzio FS-1 – Bjorn], I’ve used a Lace Sensor Hot Gold set for the last couple years in my Black Strat and what I can say about them is that they are good pickups but they are not the most Gilmourish pickups. So I ask, is this basically what I can expect, what you see with your setup, and I have indeed installed my Duncan correctly? See the spec chart on the Seymour Duncan web site for details. not sure yet if I will go with the Chopper, maybe I should give it a try. Would these three make a good set? I had to reverse the leads on my SSL5 to fit the polarity of the 69’s. They have a fairly low output and sound somewhat similar to the SSL5. Everyone from Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton , and even David have at least one set of his pickups, ( early versions of his splitblade, with Beck the only one who has them in a stage guitar at this time, but he has rexesigned them, and each of the 3 guitarists have a set waiting in a Lindon shop for pick up at this time! But it is still a great PU to employed. Author's Note: These blog posts are for educational and information purposes only. 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. A tone depends on so much more than that :), Hi Bjorn, I recently acquired a 1995 Les Paul studio. Let’s clear something up: there is no 100% accurate height. The early 60s models does have a tad more mids but not nearly as much as Texas Specials or even Fat 50s. I am planning on building a Gilmour Black Strat and I would like to get in the neighborhood of the “Live in Gdansk” sound of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” clean and over driven sound. They’re similar to the CS69s with a tad more mid range. Do you know whether David also has the SPC control in lieu of the tone control on that guitar. The P90s are single coils but wound very hot for a tone that’s right between a hot single coil and a mid 50s humbucker. what is the correct height for all three pickups in this guitar? Hey Bjorn, hope you’ll post this. It seems that the pickup set you got is just period correct. Some like it. You might want to check out the D Allen Voodoo Blues, which is a tad hotter than the CS69s but not nearly as hot as the SSL5. You need to reverse the black and white on the SSL5 though. SSL-5 on the bridge swells the high-mid frequency quite a bit. Hi Bjorn! I currently have a Fender Blues Jr…. . I like the sound of the bridge and neck pick ups together. Non-noiseless pickups in the Black Strat in 1979 were custom wound Seymour Duncan SSL1C bridge pickup (forerunner to current SSL5), Fender ’71 neck and middle (source http://www.gilmourish.com/?page_id=66). After that I started experimenting with the other Area pickups for my American Standard (rosewood board) and initially went with the 58/67/61 set. Looks like he used custom SD Strat pickups for the Tele neck. Thank you. re the pickups, I would like do use SSL-1 on neck as a fat 50s, is this ok? SA Pickup Specifications:Logo Color: GoldMagnet Type: AlnicoResonant Frequency (KHz): 4.45Output Voltage (String): 1.00Output Voltage (Strum): 1.50Output Noise (60 Hz): -91Output Impedence (Ohm/System): 2000Current @9V (Milliamps/Complete System): 1.20Battery Life (Hours): 200Suppy (Volts DC): 9.”. Love your work!! You must give it a try! What pedals do you use? Morten. I have a couple of really good acoustics (Martin HD-28v & Gibson Hummingbird) which I am using to play an acoustic DG & PF sound but want to use my strat. We measure string height from the top of the polepiece to the bottom of the string when the string (usually the high or low E) is held down at the highest fret. No, my issue was when they put the leads on the middle pup, they accidently wired the black and white wires like a normally wound pickup, so it was out of phase. I’m using a Lunar Module and/or Hoof Fuzz, Laney Cub, and the Pompeii tones are phenomenal (not that I can really play it — yet!). But, you can replace the humbuckers with a pair of P90s in a humbucker casing. I didn’t really like the 58 as it seemed a bit muddy (much like the Texas Specials if you like those) and replaced the 58 with another 67. But they have told me that to downlowd the Flashback delay onto Alter ego I will have to downlowd the tones to my computer first and then load it to the pedal. The look and the quality are fantastic. Lindy makes everything from vintage P90s, to overwound to your taste. These are transaparent, vintage voiced with a hint of mid range and a nice bite. I would go with Russian PIO because SSL5 is already sounding modern and kind of aggressive so taming and sweetening it is a good idea. After everything was set properly, I plugged my “new” strat in my L5 studio amp and started to play some Pink Floyd stuff. !, man that sounded fat, but, not very bright anymore…….. I have no information on what may have happened to the SSL4 and standard SSL1 but I’m sure David and Phil tried and still tries out tons of stuff that they end up never using. You might also want to check out other brands and stuff like the Seymour Duncan SSL5s. These would cost me the same as Fender Custom Shop pickups. Hendrix Axis tones all day with a decent early ’60s bridge sound. Haven’t tried them, so I can’t relly tell… – Bjorn]. Hello, fellow tone addicts. It’s an alternative to a humbucker, having lots of mid range and output. [Hi Brooks! It almost gets dull compared to my neck/bridge humbuckers, The sound of two pickups, of course should be different than each on its own. For the middle position i have the seymour duncan antiquity 2 surf rp/rw and for the bridge position the antiquity2 custom bridge with a higher output level. The current Squier models that you find in most shops today are very good. Thicker strings does not mean a fatter tone. All of the models I’ve listed are tested with David Gilmour’s tones in mind, using the same guitar (alder body and rosewood neck) and setups for both stage and bedroom. Stratocaster MIM with Fat 50 – CS 69 – SSL5. Standard Gothos are very stable too. I did some research. Regarding my SSL-5 pickup…….Is the pickup cover really supposed to sit on top of the pickup wires? Gotoh SD91 Vintage Style Locking. They are 60 usd shipped by the way! And just within the last year I had a Mexican standard that I really liked also but it was stolen so this is why I ended up with the Squier which I am not ashamed of I really like the guitar and unlike the MIM’s I figure I am going to modify or swap the pups which are Duncans. Almost there….it’s been long but very close! Bjorne, Perhaps it’s the guitar or the amp that’s reflecting some strange frequencies when you use that combo…? Do you have any suggestions of what kind of pickups would work with this type of wood to get more of a singing clear sustain opposed to a bit of a broken up distorted sound. See my full review of the Voodoo Blues set here. Hi, had some issues with the spam filter. Buzz should be eliminated with shielding so I’m guessing you have problems with hum, which is hard to eliminate. I figured since I had the pick guard off, i was going to do the Gilmour mod. Lindy is known to most of the business, as a master of Vintage Fender Pickups, and is known for innovation, and for using the best materials available. What do you mean by “setting the amp at the very edge of break up”? The Fender CS69s should go nicely for your setup. They can cut up some harder stuff as well, very versatile. The only difference being I replaced the bridge pickup with this pickup… Like you always say it all depends on what tones you want. I am going to drop it in my FSR. Between all the late 60s models that I’ve played, the Voodoo 69s are the most dynamic and open sounding. The humbucker should give you enough mids and compression anyway. I haven’t tried that one myself but the reviews seems positive. Do you think I should detox my rig and downsize? Others, like Kinman, has succeeded in making noiseless pickups with a twist on the basic, vintage design using iron and differential winding techniques in the noise sensing coils. Both have a very strong signal so the intricacies of lower impedance pickups are not present. Hi Bjorn. If they are similar, I might sell them to get some extra money for the guitar. Thanks for the kind words! Great customer service, and lots of configurations to choose from. My factory 96 Fender pickups sound a bit conservative and bland, and lack some of the high frequency content and mid range definition. Thanks x, [Ah… for one, the size and the fact that you probably would need to remove a good chunk of wood to make the middle pickup :) Other than that… I don’t know. Regular price $169.99 Sale price $125.00 Sale. Check out Seymour Duncan or D Allen for some great sounding models. does it really improve the bridge pickup sound, and won’t it kill my Blackmore tones(the guy switched between the bridge and the neck only, the middle pickup was pulled off)…in your opinion? I’d either run the Vick alone, with perhaps the mids switch in either flat or boosted mode, or, with a more transparent booster. What do you think about having as bridge pickup a Duncan SSL5, as middle a Dimarzio Area 67 and for the neck pickup a Fender custom shop fat 50’s? Still, if you want something similar to David’s Black Strat tones then the hot bridge is kind of the point. Thoughts? Hi bjorn I don’t know what pickups came with it, they’re originals, but do you think it will sound better with a TEX-MEX trio on it? Only tested it last night a bit at low volume, so can’t judge fully yet, but in comparison to the standard mexican PUs, that were in before, it is a noticeable improvement already. Do you think that is a good mix/blend? I like the sound from all the eras all the way from “dark side of the moon” and uptil today. I think you need to decide whether you’ll need two controls or not. Wampler Plexidrive. – Bjorn], Hi Bjorn, thank you very much indeed! I prefer the old PAF or a mid 50s humbucker. They’ve upgraded much of their lines and you get a lot for the buck. Hoping to build the black modded strat for my 8 year old to play and keep some day! Do you have any experience with these pickups? The hum is hard to get rid of. My apologies if this question has already been asked. I’m planning in buying a loaded stock pickguard off Reverb and replacing the pickups. As always, your input is very much appreciated. Setting your pickup height too low would cause your pickup not to be optimized for your guitar. The DiMarzio True Velvet, although a bit hot, would go nicely. With the SSL-5 it always crackles/distorts a bit although my T20 Hiwatt with V30 cab is set clean. Not much difference between the 69 and F50s. Hi Ardavan. – Bjorn], Hey Bjorn, i sent you a message in july asking what was the closest tele bridge pickup to the S.Duncan SSL-5, you told me there was one in their range and i should ask them. What would you suggest putting in there? sounding like a Fralin employee, but I’m just a very excited customer who had the luck of having one of his first rewinds some 30+ years ago, and his knowledge talent, and notoriety have grown exponentially since it became his business instead of his hobby. I want to build a new Strat and my first Tele. The Fat 50s has a bit more mids but the 69 would be more authentic. I am running it through a Vox night train 15w head into a matching 1×12 cab with a celestion greenback. It depends on the pickups’ output and what sort of tones you want. My strat is the natural wood color, so I’m going to put in a black pickguard with everything blacked out for my variation of the black Strat. Hi Chris and Bjorn, i can confirm the darker tone with my SSL 5 too. Hi Bjorn, thank you again on really helpful and interesting article. I was referring to the emg dg20 model. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I have also already bought a Seymour Duncan SSL-5 bridge pickup and also a Fender custom Shop fat 50’s neck pickup. Glad to hear :) Experimenting is part of the fun :). Yep – I firmly agree that using your ears as the final test of correct pickup heights is true! I love it and it compliments the set nicely. I am talking to the 920d guys to get a pre-wired pickguard with the additional Gilmour switch to activate the neck pickup with the bridge and bridge/middle combinations. Boy, it sounded bad. Utilizing a push/push mechanism (the set feature a custom tone pot that you need to swap with your old) you can switch between two modes on the bridge pickup a slightly overwound 69 at 7.6k (same as featured in the Voodoo Blues set) and the even hotter SSL5-ish at 12.5k. I felt instantly in Gilmour territory when playing neck pu. Sounds to me that they’re a tad fatter than the typical low output 50s era Tele pickups. Neither SSL5 nor Alley Cats are good for that. Richmond VA 23227 | (804) 358-2699 | As everyone knows, having the 3 pickups withe the same low output (5.8 Hz ), gives a bridge pickup sometimes a bit too much trebly, not as hot as you’d like to. Is there a good combo of pickups you can recommend? A few mods and you have a very nice guitar. Try tweaking the settings and keep in mind too that by rolling back the guitar volume a tad or two, you’ll get a much smoother top end. Reversing your pickup height orientation will provide you with “warbling” bass strings and thin treble strings – not good. How about information on setting pickup height for basses? Perhaps roll off some top end due to a slight change in the impedance. The SSL5 in the bridge works nicely too and adds a bit more balls to your tone. Not sure I have any experience with stainless steel frets so I can’t really comment on it. See my review here. [Check out the Texas Flood SRV set from D Allen Pickups. Take a look here for a Gilmour loaded pickguard! [email protected]. peace, Keith. Aloha Bjorn, http://www.stratcat.biz/4035.shtml. Hi there, I know he mostly used the SPC at 7, right? I had sold off most of my stuff except for several pieces of some project guitars I had laying around the house. The Fat 50’s sounds thin and less “DG/sweet sounding” compared to the 69 in the neck. higher point for the G and D string position). I will buy too a Push/Pull DiMarzio Potentiometer for the bridge Pickup. However, the “bullet Strat” pups DG has in the black Strat only average about 5.3k, while the SSL-5 is around 12k, not anything vintage about that, but they do have a tap around 7k, so with a more cro switch, the SSL-5 is a great vintage pickup when tapped, and a real screamer when the whole coil is used. You did a tremendous job with this website. Then watching Live at Gandske, I noticed Gilmour seems to do the same. Hi Bjorn, David Allen emailed me saying his pickups would be out of phase with SD’s and doesn’t recommend, is all it is, to just reverse the wires, to make it work, Or is it more involved then that? Which is most adaptable? Ideal for neck position. I`m thinking about cutting out a plastic spacer on my scroll saw to take up the space between the base plate and the cover. That should solve the issue :) – Bjorn], Greetings. What is an amp that is small enough to fit in a suitcase easily but can still pack a nice punch, and maybe has some headroom for pedals? BTW, I’m already a satisfied split-coil J Bass pickup customer, currently eyeing a PJ set for my Fender American Vintage Reissue ’62 P Bass. Really happy having read about this amp, on gilmourish! So which other alternative can give that kind of flavor of tone and response for most of non-EMG Gilmour tones with a bit higher output and less noise? Would an eq in the signal path somewhere help or isn’t it that simple. Its a schecter diamond series 006 Deluxe. i am becoming increasingly aware that my Favorite Gilmour tones are from the Pulse, momentary lapse of reason, delicate sound of thunder and Division bell. Perhaps a bit more open sounding with a slightly rounded top. I went with the SSL 5. Jimi’s old Marshalls were cranked beyond sanity but they also had a lot of headroom, which could handle this sort of setup. Its just a mex strat but I love it so much. I’m sure they could set you up with some great Gilmourish pickups for a Tele. Also I’m thinking of buying the new and very reasonably priced Hotone Roto Rotary that’s had a good review by the TG Magazine as I really love David’s “What do you want from me”, Gdansk Another day for freedom, Raise my rent, comfortably numb, time, shine on, echos, on an island, the blue, marooned and endless river solos. I found some precision square brass rods in exactly the heights I needed. Before you start swapping pickups I’d run a check list to isolate the problem. Are the other telecasters he is using right now (eg, 1952 Butterscotch Reissue) have stock pickups, or are they Seymour Duncans? I have a couple questions for you. Thanks for the input! I’ve also always wanted to try out EMG’s and I think this is a good opportunity to do that. £10.91 postage. p.s. – Bjorn]. People don’t realize if they don’t sort out their capacitors to get the tone they want, the tone knob is not going to be very useful because the foundation of the tone has issues, and there are lots of videos in the internet showing the differences of tones with different capacitors. Hi Bjorn – What an amazing resource you have built, thank you. Well I lucked out and came across a guy outside Dallas, where I live, that plays a lot of Floyd covers in his band. Depends on the overall sound and resonance of the guitar as well. I’m really not the one to answer this… I’m no expert on the technical stuff and I would have to open up my guitar to see. I didn’t trim the strings yet because I had already burned two packs and I was on my last one. Tone is kind of hard to explain, but they are worth a shot, if anybody is searching for that tone : ) :D Thanks ! Personally I think the Texas Special are a bit too middy and they can sound a bit dark on some amps but if you ask me, and since I use them myself I think D Allen’s pikcups are awesome. Featuring this classic sound—bell-like high end, punchy mids and robust low end, combined with crystal-clear articulation—the sonically flexible Player Stratocaster HSS is packed with authentic Fender feel and style. I have now reinstalled the EMG s and made a discovery that has opened things up for me. Great, thanks for the info! There are no sources on what these might be but they were done sometime in the mid 70s and by the tone I would assume that they’re late 60s specs or perhaps a tad overwound around 6-7k. They’re very similar to the late 60s pickups David used when recording and playing Echoes in the 70s. They fit the single coils better. Hey Bjorn! I’ve never tried them but judging by their specs, they are very hot and perhaps not what I consider ideal for Gilmour’s tones. Butler Tube Driver, etc. Hi Bjorn, did you ever get to review those frailins we’ve heard so much about? It’s been years. I promise you will freak out, and fall in love with them! The HSS (which stands for humbucker-single-single) pickup configuration gained popularity in the 80s, much like everyone’s favorite haircut, the mullet. I want to pair a set of these pickups with a humbucker,hoping to get a normal in-phaze hum-cancelling sound in the second position of a 5way strat switch (middle pickup+split coil of a humbucker) The circuit is notorious for sucking tone and for being noisy but the actual equalisation shouldn’t mess up your tone… unless you over did it :) The SSL5s has a lot of mid range so you need to be careful with the sliders on that GE7. by reading your reviews of the pickups, i think i feel more attracted to the Custom Shop 69’s, but i’m not too sure…, [Sorry for my late reply, Robert. The Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour NOS/Relic Stratocaster sports a slightly different setup than the original Black Strat, as requested by David: Fender CS Fat 50s neck, Fender Custom Wound middle (CS69-ish) and Seymour Duncan SSL-5 bridge. – Bjorn]. Also I’m going to add the Callaham full alumn. I don’t have any experience with the V-mod pickups so I can’t really compare. Thanks!! Really liked that CS PB video you put up a few days ago btw ;). The down side, and what made many go back to the passive, vintage style single coils, was that the active pickups didn’t sound Straty enough and lacked some of the dynamics of the vintage models. Not only that, my whammy bar was pulled all the way down. I’m playing through a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III, and after reading your reply above I’m wondering if I’m better off with the Texas Specials instead. I was thinking about replacing it with an ssl-5.. I’d like your opinion regarding what type of sound will I get from this setup and will it combine well with the PAF? From what I remember they’re pretty similar. Tune your guitar and place it on a table or a workbench with a towel or blanket underneath.We measure pickup height from the top of the pickup to the bottom of the string while the string is pressed against the highest fret (Photo 1). Bjorn: what I meant was: can a pickup booster and an independent buffer unit (like the pure tone or virtual sound buffer) be placed together say: guitar > pickup booster > buffer > other pedals? Yes, a lot of gain pedals, :-) but I don’t use all of them and want to sell some of them. They can handle pretty much anything, produce any tone I want and the moderate output and wound doesn’t colour the tone. Just want to know if you heard of duncan’s svr-1 vintage rails pickup and what do you think of it as for neck/mid? – Bjorn]. Adjust your pickup height. [Hi Chris! After shielding the buzz in my DG NOS is gone. Would you be able to maybe suggest a different more darker amp as well? Check out my clip of Time here, played with PAFs and the AnalogMan Boss DS1, http://www.stratcat.biz/ssl-1c-dg-info.shtml, http://www.stratcat.biz/black_strat_parts.shtml, http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/stratocaster/medium-output/little_59_for_s/, http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/stratocaster/high-output/hot_rails_for_s/, http://home.comcast.net/~pointco/Ibanez%20RX%20650.jpg, http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/28/00yz.jpg, http://www.captadores.com.br/loja/produto-34302-1751-novo_custom_d_g, http://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/tele/standard-tele?view=grid, http://www.siglermusiconline.com/store/pc/Seymour-Duncan-and-Fender-Loaded-Pickguard-DG-style-181p5000.htm. Could someone please show a video on doing a setup on a Riviera? Xotic EP Booster I bought and installed the DG Tribute set from Jose at Planet Tone following a recommendation from this thread and I have to say that they are amazing. What all these options have in common is a well sorted alder chassis and a slick, satin finish maple neck with a comfortable C profile and easy to navigate Pau Ferro or maple 9.5" radius fingerboard. Thank you very much for answering and you have made a great job with all the information in the webpage.. [Hi Diego! Just wanted to get your thoughts on the Little ’59â„¢ for Strat SL59-1 (http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/stratocaster/medium-output/little_59_for_s/) or Hot Railsâ„¢ for Strat SHR-1 (http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/stratocaster/high-output/hot_rails_for_s/). Yes thats the Idea to get close possible to the sound of David……i realy dont have any expérience un this but you think the ssl-5 Seymour Duncan could do??? [Thank you Fritz! Slightly mid-scooped with clarity and strong bass, and perfect for authentic Hendrix, Gilmour and Blackmore tones etc. Brightening up the high end loss caused by shielded pickups might work but you should do some tests and see which cap fits your guitar and rig. Seymour Duncan SSL-5 However, on some days i like the Hot custom set more. I always thought it was just an octave pedal, with a unique sound, and had no idea it was a Fuzz pedal as well. I just reinstalled them and it feels like coming home. you probably want to keep it low. Just thought I would point out this web site. It’d saved me a few thousand bucks. If anyone has more experience with active pickups then I, feel free :). I built myself another little helper for measuring Strat pickup height. – Bjorn]. No, the middle position sound very different from the bridge and you won’t get a similar sound just by placing the SSL5 there. While that remains to be seen, I bet my life that you can’t find a better Strat, or Tele pickup builder anywhere, and his Gibson style pups are top notch as well. David doesn’t use any noise suppressors or gates and if you’ve ever seen him live, you’ll notice that there is a lot of noise coming from his guitar. Would it make a big difference to place the Octavio between the Wah, and my JH-M1 Fuzz Face? I bought the MXR – M152 flanger today. Flat poles is often used on flatter radius necks. That’s because there are 2 types of noise, Hum which is cancelled in the pickup and Buzz which can only be minimized by shielding the wiring cavities (refer to >Technical >Perfect Guitar >Shielding for newer guitars, I am playing a MIM Tele®, and would like to know what are the best pickups for my Tele® that don’t require any body mods? Plug it in and things get even better. 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. They look like a tele pickup, but sound like an early P-90. If you’re looking for something cheap then you’d get much more from buying a new pedal or cables. Most of my guitars have D Allen pickups now and I really recommend his Alley Cats, which are based on the PAFs. I have looked everywhere for a comparison but I haven’t found proof that one is better than the other. with cS69/CS69/SS5 (or equivalent), woudl you mind sharing your pickup heights? They said 69 pickups are noisy. However and as you point out, there will be some high end roll off. It goes well with my amps but then again, I set the amps very clean which makes the pickup sound less hot. Which is the difference between the 1 and 2 ? I do not work for Craig Wells nor am I affiliated with his business (OverDrive Custom Guitar Works) or website, but I have spoken with him at length about the pickups and other Gilmour-related gear he offers. could you support me based on you know-how? I have been really enjoying your new album and I also voted. – Bjorn]. The tone and dynamics are intact and you get a very silent signal. Once I have money to re-dress the frets on that vintage neck, I will attempt to try it with my ’96 strat. Peace, Keith, So, keep the CS69 connected “normally” (that being: white wires to the 5-way switch) and reverse the connections on the SSL5. Hey Bjorn, I absolutely love your dedication to researching the Gilmour tone and I ask you this: Since I live in a relatively musically isolated and sort of poor country in Eastern Europe, and I’m trying to replicate Gilmour’s sound on a very humble 00s made in china squier special edition, I can’t seem to find a neck cs fat 50s anywhere except in sets, which are way too expensive and downright impractical for what I’m trying to achieve since Gilmour uses 3 different pups. I’d have a tech do it if you’re not sure you’re up to it. I use a JCM 800 combo on lower volumes. Low output pickups may sound thin on smaller amps and low volume but crank them on a loud tube amp and they’ll sound huge. I like to play Pink Floyd, radiohead, and some punk rock too, so i was hoping you could give me some advice. Recommended similar models: D Allen Austin Blues, Kinman Blues Ideal for warm and smooth rhythms, bluesy solos and full-blown Big Muff mayhem. the ssl-1s totally have a vintage vibe while the ssl-5 has an overwound sound it still sounds like a strat. – Bjorn]. I was excited to order the echoes set but when the payment page is reached there is an error message. £419.66. Did you already test it? [The CS69s are vintage straight wired and non specific to placement. I have been on a mission for almost 2 years to get Bjorn a set of Fralin pickups, but until I spent a couple of days hanging out in Lindy’s shop, it kept getting lost in the absence of us talking about it. – Bjorn]. I was a little nervous about drilling a hole. I’d like to know if each position (bridge, mid and neck) has it’s specific pickup or is the same pickup for all three. BUZZ appears as a static caused by radio noise propagation from electrical components (motors, processors etc). Sorry to be so inquisitive about a pedal that’s not Gilmourish, but it is a very interesting subject, having actually learned what it really does! Works great for David’s tones. The difference is just a nuance and whether you hear it or not depends on your amp and the pedals you use. Experiment, always. Thank you Bjorn, it was you who guide me here! do you have an idea about how would sound? Think the Phase 90 is causing that somehow … should it do that? Personally I’m using a NoCaster neck and early 60s bridge. – Bjorn], Hey Bjorn, I know you said first, and I always listen to you, but I’m taking the wah off the board to make room, and to place the wah where I can easily reverse it. There are some differences between US and MIMs, in terms of laquer, contour and general specs but that’s more down to taste than quality. I’ll certainly check out the Voodoo Blues and let you know the result. Once it was all setup, I plugged in and played. The SSL5 is a great alternative for the bridge, with a bit more warmth and output. Setting the gain low and the master high, will provide the cleanest tone but David often keep the preamps pretty hot, right before breaking into overdrive and the master volume to push the volume further. Do you use one or two and what types and values would suggest? Hey Bjorn! Noise is obviously an issue with single coils and Strats but it can be handled in lots of different ways as explaied here. Resistance ohms: 6.2k to 6.5k-7.1k (neck to bridge) It certainly isn’t as transparent. Is it better to swap places on some? [How about Fender CS69 for the neck and middle and a Seymour Duncan SSL5 for the bridge? Playing myself I used the Middle and Neck PU for rhythms which seems to come closest to the actual sound (Bridge is to harsh IMO) CS69 and SD SSL5 setup in my Strat. The right pedal will give you all the punch, and aggresiveness you need. I have a 2006 Eric Johnson Strat (maple fretboard). Hi Bjorn, In your experience, is it a good improvement to change the pickups to a Fender Strat Standard Mexico 2017 ??? Thanks for sharing. Using them with a Keeley Phat Mod and EHX Green Russian Muff into my Hiwatt T20 at the moment, so your recommendations on settings are very accurate to make it sound smooth ;). Anyone else here have experience with this model? It’s slightly darker and lots more mids. I have been upgrading for over a year now on my Gilmour tone quest, with you site as my main guide. I like to have a fairly low action on my strings and but the 7.25™ radius neck require slightly higher treble strings to be able to bend properly. I haven’t tried a Fat 50s in the middle so I can’t really tell. I also write my own songs with my own tone being looked for! First of all i’d really want to thank you for informing us about reaching gilmours sound. I have the mojotone classic tele pickups,which,although aren’t noiseless,are absolutely amazing pickups,on a level,or better than my set of bare knuckle flat 50’s….I honestly don’t think you can go wrong with any mojotone product. I also recommend the Texas Specials, which are similar to the 69s but the slightly boosted mid range might make them more versatile. I have a Stratocaster with swan ash body and maple neck. I am to buy a new Vintage Reissue Strat. Pickupswise, I’d go for a classic 69 neck and middle and a SSL5 bridge. I am watching a CS69’s too, SSL5, and regarding of what I fond out about Staggered vs Flat, I will consider too the SSL2 or SSL1. Back the string away until the “warbling” sound disappears! go to 2:15 onn this and you can hear the splits on this LP Could CS 69 with Duncan SSL-5 @ bridge be fine? Is this pickup wired to the bottom tone control in your #1 Strat? Pickups is a huge topic and just like pedals, it’s easy to get lost in what models and brands to choose. Lots of great brands out there. The other part of my question is, because I’m using a single coil, do you think I should add the SPC control? If you want David’s Strat Pack 2004 tones, then look no further. Quite frankly, I didn’t even look at the pedal enough to see the controls are, level, and fuzz, and only ordered it to get 1 of 2300, attempting to get the entire tribute set, but missed out on the Univibe. According to Duncan, the SSL1C is the forerunner to the SSL5 so I assume they’re more or less identical. Hi Bjorn, I rarely use the tone controls but some do all the time. This is a versatile set covering most of David Gilmour’s tones as well as just about everything else. CS 54 or 57/62 for some more vintage tones? See my full review of the Echoes set here. It’s never happened to me but I’m sure it depends on the guitar and perhaps the pickups as well. hi, Bjorn, Thanks for your site. [I guess RWRP is about taste and preference. Is this pedal good enough for David’s both echo and delay sounds or would I need a separate delay pedal like for example TC Flashback? – what pickups do you have in your Hybrid strat with road worn body and warmoth neck? it is just a signal switcher and turns your wah from a wah into a seagull at the push of a button. I`m sure the cover is on correctly, and after looking at it some more I think it was meant to be this way. How the combo ultimately sound depends on your amp. – Bjorn]. 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. Presently enjoying a set of Zexcoils – zero noise, authentic tone with a dash dare I say of Filtertron flavour. Be sure to get some high quality ones. Have you tried the Vintage Noiseless pups from Fender and can you offer your take on tone comparison between them and the CS69’s and SSL-1’s? I have a set with 8.5k neck, and 10k bridge, and they’re the best sounding pops I’ve played, and I’ve played close to 50 or60 guitars with p90s. I was able to sell my Fender FSR, with custom shop 69’s and for $150.00 out of pocket pick up his. That being said, you might appreciate the slightly more vintage flavour of the CS69s and SSL5 :), Hi Bjorn, thank you for your generosity in answering our questions. Of the 50s, 54 and 69 most people prefer the 69s (included you? I’d like to know what you think about the RWRP middle pickups The magnets on G and D string positions are really high on CS69 and perhaps it is more suitable for vintage neck that has more curvature (7.25″ radius i.e. Hi, there! What about the other two SSL-1C? There are lots of different models out there, like Duncan, Fender etc. As does using shielded cables and proper powering. Thanks. The SSL1 works nicely in the neck though. Don’t have any experience with the EJ pickups so I can’t compare but I haven’t noticed any significant difference between the Allens and other PUs that I have. I have a hiwatt t20, pig hoof, fx buffalo powerboost and buffalo td-x. Thanks…, I prefer vintage low output pickups for that classic Tele tone. It has two double single coils in it now. Thanks, Haakon. Thank for all your advice and information. The same pickup height starting point described in this article also works for bass. Can you point out a wiring diagram? Hej Bjørn, thanks for this amazing interview and t... Hey! [Thanks for your kind words and for sharing, Chad! Guy does impeccable work, responds quickly. 1) Duncan SSL5 Custom Staggered Thank you for your response Bjorn, I have bookmarked your site and will send any questions I have your way your opinion is very much respected and appreciated. I’m concerned about it sounding too ‘metal’-ish with the Muff. Never owned a Fender before. Keith here will have something to say about Lindy Fralins, I’m sure… Keith? Any thoughts? A hotter pickup will compensate for some of the tone loss caused by low volume but it can also make a smaller amp distort sooner. Personally, I’d go for a CS69/SSL1 neck and middle and SSL5 for the bridge. but I don´t like the bridge pickup because his sound for me i´ts empty. A humbucker won’t fit in my lap steel without coring in to the body, which I don’t want to do, so I’m going to use a single coil. The more turns, the more output with more mid range and less highs. Your taste and preference should be the judge of that. It is also about the same price as other SD Custom Shop pickups, so I don’t think he is gouging people on price. So I was looking into getting a travel guitar and amp as well. Reason I’m looking at the JB is because I’ve heard with high gain, PAF style pickups can get muddy and flabby in the bass. Here we talk about a set as follows: ssl-1 neck and middle, ssl-5 bridge. I don’t think the store does you a favour by dismissing the pickups and try to make you buy something else. – Bjorn]. And also your thoughts on a bassbreaker 45 amp coming close to hiwatt style amps? I recently got a Fender strat (54 model, CIJ 1997-1998). Hi dear Bjorn, what’s your opinion on Seymour STK-S6? Output? Hi Bjorn, I am aware of the stratcat biz version, but this one is 250 with free shipping. They say for 7.5 is good the staggered pup’s and I recently bought a Fender American Special FSR Ash vintage blonde that haves 9.5. Try it and see how that works with your guitar and pedals :). Try raising the 400Hz band a tad and maybe a slight dip on the 3.2k and 6.4k bands and see how that works. What would you suggest would be best for a more current black strat sound such as on an island? It makes a noticable difference but keep in mind that shielding and noise reduction is complexe and you should pay as much attention to the quality of the cables, powering etc. I had to use a new string from another pack because I cut it by mistake (I hate when that happens). hands. What do you think? Since I cannot just runout and buy a new guitar anymore (living on disability) I will have to mod what I have. Thanks! It is what became the SSL-5, so it’s basically the same pickup. I was considering changing pups to get a more classic strat tone and some David’s tones, so I thought about getting a full set of SD SSL-1s or Fender CS 69s, and then change the bridge to SSL-5. Thanks a lot, I forgot to say that my squier was made in 1984-1987, an that’s the reason I want to keep that one and change the pickups, I ‘m pretty sure I gonna use a combination of Duncan SL5, Fender CS69 and Fender CS fat 50′s Pickups, I have a VOX Night Train head and cab amp, what do you think about the combination of the pickups and the amp? The guitar I had the Echoes set in, I cannibalized the neck, tuners, bridge and neck plate on to finish out an Eric Clapton loaded body I came across. Great pickups IMO!!! So, have you played this pedal, and how does the fuzz stack up against the Fuzz Face? They have excellent reviews from what I can find. I thank you for mention of this unique brand. As I understand it, the 3 pickups identified as SSL-1C are now under the name of the SSL-5. But I am in balance between the standard and the 2nd with the interlocking system. – your rosewood neck japanese 65 model has the DG20 fantastic job on the site! Not quite sure what you are experiencing or hearing but it sounds to me that you’re describing the nature of that combination. I wasn’t cosidering them before. All pickups look extremely good but I’m mostly intrigued by 1970 Strat pickups since those should be the most transparent ones and best for Hendrix and Gilmour’s pre-Animals tones. I’d give it time and experiment with your amp and pedal settings to match your new setup. You will feel and hear a great improvement from the standard mexican PUs. I really like it! I also checked the Fralin pickups site and a couple of models caught my eye my worries are for songs like dogs or sheep would a hot pickup be too much or is vintage styling the way to go? What if I just replace the stock bridge and neck pickups and leave the stock middle pick up undisturbed? What is your opinion of the Fender N3 pickups? I installed the new pickups and, at the same, I also shielded the cavity with some copper tape as recommended on Kit Rae’s website. Hi Brooks! Also, would they benefit with 500k pots to brighten them up? Hi Jason! Not disappointed and the clean tone is sweet! Just thought I’d point that out. Rob, Hi Bjorn, But, I don’t want my strat to sound like a Les Paul, of course (I already have a decent Les Paul). The cover should fit… are you sure you’ve fitted it correctly? Loving the phase 90 from your reviews…. Got it, thanks! Hi Bjorn I have a mim fender strat and want to change the stock pickups in them. Gilmour tones: Black Strat bridge pickup (Animals – present). I started with a 50’s Roadworn Black Strat/ Maple neck, all Nitrocellulose finished. – Bjorn]. Single coil liveliness and dynamics but with much less string pull and noise (hum cancelling) and a touch hotter and fatter than a vintage PU, say 69 or 57/62 fender’s and the like. I do not get why emg uses that strange pickguard, why not white does it have something to do with copyright laws i want to change mine how is it done? I kept bringing down the neck pick up but my Fender repair guy brought down the middle pick up position instead. I’m planning on modifying a 2014 American Standard Strat (maple neck, alder body, fat 50’s pickups) that I’ve never been totally happy with. Well, that depends a great deal on what you want out of your instrument and possibly what kind of … The versatility of these two controls and the tones they produce once set up with my clean amp base tone is amazing! Not sure if he’s still operating. 1) Now I’m ready to get the pickups. It works very well, sound like a fat 50’s fender pickup, and match very well with a comp (mine is the custom comp mxr) for the solo of another break in the wall for example, even if it’s the only (i think) solo that david plays with a Les Paul. – Bjorn], Hi Shouldn’t be any reason why a pot or cap would cause any issues but I’d take the guitar to a local tech and let him have a look. Having been very disappointed with the Boss GE7 coloring the tone too much even when off I am wary, the mxr looked to be a possible but this has hard wire bypass which can colour the tone too. Hey Bjorn! My question is: is it worth changing the pickups this guitar by a DG configuration type: SSL 5, 2 CS 69 or SSL 5, CS 69 and CS Fat 50s? Middle Fender CS 69. Trust your ears and not some reviews on youtube or some other stuff. There are lots of part dealers out there. The 65s are very similar to the 69s, which would be very close to what David has in his Black Strat neck and middle. A single coil pickup is pretty much an exposed antenna picking up all kinds of electric radiation. When you pick a string, the vibration resonates between the wood (body and neck) and the strings. Still I ‘ll have to order one without even trying it, cause there’s no left model in stock. Thank you for all the info and please give me any feedback you can? Tags: None. The EMGs and other so-called noiseless pickups are great but they sound different. Here’s some details and demos about the 920D: https://www.siglermusiconline.com/products/920d-custom-loaded-strat-pickguard-duncan-fender-bk-wh-ssl-5-69-fat-50s, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7VHam-hBzM. The same sort of bell-like and glassy highs. There is a pickup manufactor from brazil called Malagoni. I really enjoy the single coil sound but the hum is killing me. Measure the distance from the bottom of the string to the top of the. I can’t find one! Check out the Texas Specials as well for a bit more bite. I will try the catalinbread echorec and the strymon el capistan by the corner shop, but i would like to try the replica and the flex delay too. Thank You Bjorn! Anyway, I’ll reply to your mail in regards to the Fralins very soon :) – Bjorn], @Rick from Chicago, Fralin also makes P-90s that fit Teles, and Strats. I just bought the CUB12r amp and Vick audio Rams head after reading your site. 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