Pickup suggestions for a Squier Mustang

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  1. Rockbly66

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    I have a Squier vintage modified Mustang that I put Hot Rails in and have never really jelled with it. I want to get back to a single coil sound. It doesn't have to be a Mustang sound. I mostly play Blues and Blues Rock. I think I want something that has a little bit of jangle in it but can still handle overdrive. It would be nice if the neck was reverse wound for hum canceling in the middle. I have been looking at Lace golds, GFS lipsticks, and GFS Greybottom non staggers. I have around a $100 to spend. Any Other suggestions
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Are you looking for hum canceling because of the "concept" or because you really like that sound?
    I had a Strat with hum canceling in a certain position and I hated the tone at that position.
    I prefer a little hum and the "free" tone of both pickups together.
    Whatever suits you but be aware...
    :D
     
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    Actually now that I think of it I am not really worried about the hum just a good sounding middle position
     
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    I used Hot Noiseless pickups in my Strat, they are the best of both worlds IMO they have single coil qualities, with less hum and more chunk. I've been wanting a Squier Mustang for a while, and those are the pickups I would put in my own. Middle position (neck/bridge) sounds great :thumb: I have a special switch on my strat for all sorts of pickup combos
     
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    Anyone have any love for the Lace Sensor Golds?
     
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    DarrellV Murry Chrirstmers to earl! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Actually if he wants to try some Fender noiseless I have an unwanted set of N3's from my American Deluxe strat he can have real cheap to see if he likes the sound of them.
     
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    DarrellV Murry Chrirstmers to earl! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Educate me...
    Has to do with mustang shorter scale length B string thingy?
    :dunno::dunno:
     
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    You have to turn the bridge pickup upside down to get it to fit in the pickup route.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Ah ha! light goes on! Thank you!
     
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