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Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set White 

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Overview
  • Designed for Jeff Beck
  • No 60-cycle hum
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $249.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $136.82
  • New Price:
    $11317
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Designed exclusively for Jeff Beck.

Jeff Beck wanted a bigger sound and better tonal dynamics than a standard single-coil pickup could deliver, and he got exactly what he was after in the new hotter Noiseless design. Warm and punchy neck pickup tone with a bluesy feel, and a bridge pickup that screams at high gain. The clean tone is clear and very full. These pickups deliver the best definition and sensitivity that has ever graced the Strat.

Features
  • Designed for Jeff Beck
  • No 60-cycle hum

Set your guitar on fire, quietly. Order today!

 
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FenderHot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set
 
4.7

(based on 48 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Buy the right pickups for what you play

        First of all, someone needs to clarify to the previous posters that compare these to lace sensors or play NIN and skinny puppy.... These are not lace sensors. These are not...Read complete review

        First of all, someone needs to clarify to the previous posters that compare these to lace sensors or play NIN and skinny puppy.... These are not lace sensors. These are not humbuckers. these are not heavy metal pickups. These pickups were never intended for any of these things. They are the same design as they were in the 50's except quiter and a little warmer. They will never be metal pickups or humbuckers so your reviews aren't really of any value. These pickups articulate and sound much like they did 50 years ago but they have a wider dynamic range. I put them in an alder body stratocaster from the early 90s and they sound much like my 65 original strat, only quieter and a tad stronger. very happy with these pickups. great value at 150 compared to 250 for other brands such as fralin, etc.. try them but either know what you are doing when installing them or have it done. Since hum elimination is the main point of these pickups, a clean solder job is very important and will affect the overall tone.

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        Buy if you like to be ripped off !

        As a guitar player of over 30 years, I have been lucky to play thousands of guitars through just as many amps. This offer from fender is just what you would expect from a...Read complete review

        As a guitar player of over 30 years, I have been lucky to play thousands of guitars through just as many amps. This offer from fender is just what you would expect from a Company that is trying to re-invent themselves against modern manufactures that, quite frankly, out perform them in every area. My first complaint is, as mentioned earlier, you cant change the color of the covers. Your stuck with what you buy. ( I guess they must think the word "noiseless" is worth this oversight) Second, Dont expect much except a slightly quieter signal. These are not HOT pups.I found them to be thin and uninspiring.You can do 1000% better with a set of Fralins.They were back in the box for return before my guitar stopped sustaining !

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        5.0

        Amazing

        By DAVO

        from Central point, or

        About Me Experienced

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              Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

              Turned a standard strat into a tone machine , worth avery penny

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              buying from Musician friend since 1985

              By Rich

              from Dallas Ga

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

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                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

                great co. thy always make me happy . thanks

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good value great sound

                By Paul Slyder

                from Leyland Lancashire UK

                About Me Experienced

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                • Improves Sound

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                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

                  I bought these for my Gordy but recently bought a fender American strat- candy with maple neck. It sounded ok but the bridge pickup was useless.
                  So this weekend I took them off the Gordy and swapped them into the fender strat.
                  The job was easy it took 30 mins.
                  Set the pick up height and plugged into my Hughes & Kettering switchblade ,wow !
                  Body with really nice sustain but still keeping the quacky sound.
                  Kick into lead and ultra and you've got buddy guy, Clapton, beck oozing out,
                  You need to experiment with your tone setting on the amp and roll back the guitar volume control to give you a subtle change of character.the variation is quite special, I also have a fender deville and it sounds brilliant in the drive channel whereas before it was brittle and nasty!
                  A very good investment for me and the early era blues style I play. Can't wait for the gig at the week end!

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                  (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  What the doctor ordered

                  By RFsr

                  from Chicagoland Area

                  Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

                  Great buy!
                  I play jazz, blues and R & B. I had to make too many adjustments if I just wanted to take one guitar with me on jobs where I wanted to play different genres of music. Then I put these pickups on! Their warm, full and easy to get to a tone without breaking my neck. This was a great purchase for me. Everyone is looking for something different in tone so I know everyone won't be pleased but I see some are!
                  great
                  good value

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                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Temperamental Yet Transparent

                  By Doctordredlocks

                  from San Francisco Bay Area

                  Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

                  These pickups came on a Fender Highway One Stratocaster that I purchased off craigslist. I've struggled to get the right sound before panicking and spending a ton of dough to replace them. I am in complete agreement with the reviewer who suggested that these pickups need a lot of adjustment until you hit a sweet spot. At the right height you get a nice blues tone with plenty of midrange and some classic Fender single coil sparkle that picks up all the pick scrapes and nuances of your particular picking style. A really beautiful transparent tone that's clear as a glass of water. Frankly, they are not completely noiseless in that sense as they demonstrate a great amount of sensitivity to your pciking. I have found the in-between positions of the neck-middle and middle-bridge to be a little flat with a noticeable drop in volume. And my tone gets a little muddy and woofy when I play through my Way Huge Swollen Pickle fuzz pedal. Any other pedal -analog delay, distortion, wah, for example- and these pickups come through my amp with great clarity and can produce a really pleasing tone that just makes you want to hear more. Direct to a tube amp or a nice solid state like my Roland Blues Cube, and you'll dial in Fender magic. May lose some clarity with some pedals...but then you might be able to say that about any pickup! But at the end of the day, this can be a very temperamental pickup. Beware!

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fender noiseless pickups

                  By Will Moffett IV

                  from Richmond VA

                  Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

                  These are by far the best Strat sound I have played yet ! Custom shop 69's are great too but these noiseless are the pure Strat tone hands down. Imagine Hendrix meets Cash and that is what is on tap. Gigged with them last night in a MIM 50's reissue and was killing my lead guitar players standard US Strat as far as tone was concerned. I've read mixed reviews on these p'ups but I have a smile on my face after what they did for my playing. Very happy.

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                  (2 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Buy if you like to be ripped off !

                  By Mr. Truth

                  from WI.

                  Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

                  As a guitar player of over 30 years, I have been lucky to play thousands of guitars through just as many amps. This offer from fender is just what you would expect from a Company that is trying to re-invent themselves against modern manufactures that, quite frankly, out perform them in every area. My first complaint is, as mentioned earlier, you cant change the color of the covers. Your stuck with what you buy. ( I guess they must think the word "noiseless" is worth this oversight) Second, Dont expect much except a slightly quieter signal. These are not HOT pups.I found them to be thin and uninspiring.You can do 1000% better with a set of Fralins.They were back in the box for return before my guitar stopped sustaining !

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great sounding

                  Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

                  2010 Fender Standard Stratocaster. I put new CTS Pots, CRL 5-way, Switchcraft Jack. Full and very warm sounding and it now has that strat thing, Stock it didn't that that strat wah to it.It takes sometime finding the right pickup height to strings. You can get what you out of them by adjustment. Very happy.

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                  5.0

                  Review

                  By Blues.King

                  from Southeast

                  Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

                  I have these in an American Ash Strat...very big sound, much more of everything compared to SCN or Vintage. Ceramics have their own voice and sound great with overdrive or hard distortion (much better suited for a Marshall amp than a Fender as they work well with the "brittle" British output valves). Most single coils get a little flabby as the gain increases but these seem to get more full without losing definition and produce a great high-gain solo tone. They also stay together on heavy power chords much like a side-by-side humbucker with a grind that tightens as the volume goes up. Excellent for a raspy blues tone or stadium rock and they produce a very nice, full clean tone. Maybe I got lucky with a good setup, but the dynamics from the low E to high E are very consistent - does not have the typical peaks and valleys like many other pickups. Not something that I would use for a metal sound as they don't "scoop" very well but an excellent pickup. As close to a "do-everything" pickup as I have in my arsenal.

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great choice for upgrading MIM/Squier

                  Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

                  I dropped a set of these in my "FrankenSquier" for an immediate tonal upgrade.They are noiseless, as advertised, but I find that they are not that "hot". In fact, my American Standard's pickups have more edge.Don't get me wrong, these pickups have a great full sound and nice tone. Just don't expect too much. They are powerful and rich sounding, but more "warm" sounding than "hot". Great blues sound.

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