Ordered a little 59 for my 2014 American Strat

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  1. Leumas

    Leumas Senior Member

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    I just cant take it anymore. I love the feel of my American strat, I love some of the sounds it makes in the neck and mid position, but I've spent two years not picking it up because when I need it it doesn't have that little extra, so I'm trying the SD single sized humbucker. It was between the 59 and the bonamassa model, but the 59 seemed more versatile.

    After I put p90s in the mexi-strat it sounded like I always wanted it to, so I'm hoping with this I can hit a really diverse range of usable sounds and still be stratty when I want to be. I'll report back when I've installed and had a chance to give it the right there Fred.

    Anybody else done this here?
     
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    :thumb: I use Hot Noiseless (stacked HBs) in all positions in my strat, for me its the best of both worlds. Hooking up the bridge pickup to a tone control goes a long way too (if yours isn't already wired that way)
     
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    I undid the bridge tone on this one because I like being able to have the tone rolled off the middle and full blast from the bridge in position 2. I might have to reassign it.
     
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    ah, that is a sweet setting (all the better with the bridge HB), you'll probably be happy. I've read a few accounts from people who didn't like strats, then tried one with the bridge on a tone control, and that changed everything. Single sized HBs and master tone controls can go along way in the versatility dept
     
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    I use Hot Noiseless in the neck & middle positions, and a JB Jr. at the bridge.
    The bottom tone control for the bridge, the first tone control for the neck & middle.
     
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    Yep!
    SD little '59 in bridge, DM Area 58 middle and Area 67 neck. I love it.
     
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    Good call. I am inching closer to getting the same pickup for my G&L Legacy.
     
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    Are you talking about the "Jeff Beck Hot Noiseless" pickups or is there another "Hot Noiseless" pickups I'm not aware of?

    You mentioned "stacked humbuckers".
     
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    yes, there is only one "Hot Noiseless" set, and yes, they are stacked coil humbuckers
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    I guess I knew they are "stacked coil pickups" because they're so thick/deep. I just never heard anyone refer to them as "stacked humbuckers". That's why I thought maybe you were talking about something different than the Jeff Beck pickups.

    I've got them in a loaded pickguard in my Strat and I love them too! I've also got the bottom tone control wired to the bridge pickup. What a difference this makes, It makes the bridge pickup much more usable now. I hardly ever used the bridge on my Strat before because it was way to trebley, now I can dial in a much better tone by taming the treble some...or a lot if I prefer.

    I highly recommend these pickups, (JB Hot Noiseless) they sound great! They retain all the characteristics and tone of regular Strat single coils minus the hum...and they look great too!

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    Hey! This thread was brought back just in time! I wired in the little 59 last weekend and I absolutely love it. It's got the humbucker response that I was looking for, while retaining just enough strat personality to make it interesting. Strat purists probably would not like it at all, but for me it's the sound I've always wanted a strat bridge to sound like.


    So a bucket in the bridge while still having the singles in the neck and mid made this guitar SO much more playable and versatile for me.
     
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    No doubt it sounds killer, Leu!!!
     
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    yeah, they don't make it too clear that "noiseless" basically means the same as "humbucking pickup", I assume it's some kind of Fender trademark deal (or an attempt disguise the fact that they are not true single coils). I've never taken mine apart, but from everything I've read, they are stacked coils. I had to route-out some extra room in the neck and middle routes in my CP60 to get to them to sit where I like. They are great pickups, I can't recommend them enough to people to want an all-around good Strat sound, with the added noiseless operation and "girth" of dual coils



    I'm glad the lil 59 worked out :thumb:
     

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