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Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Stratocaster Pickup Set  

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    Classic Strat performance without the noise!

    Stick a set of Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups in your Fender Stratocaster for souped-up, fireball feel and authentic tone in a noise-free design. The Fender mod shop designed these Strat SCN pickups to deliver tried-and-true Stratocaster sound with huge bite and no noise. The bridge pickup has a DC resistance of 11.6K with inductance of 3.8 Henries. The middle pickup has a DC resistance of 6.5K with inductance of 2.4 Henries. The neck has a DC resistance of 6.5K and inductance of 2.4 Henries.

    A special combination of traditional magnets and Samarium Cobalt magnetic material delivers incredible dynamic and magnetic response. These pickups pack more than 50 years of Fender tone heritage while giving you absolutely authentic, noise-free Stratocaster sound and feel. This pickup set comes as standard equipment in Fender's American Deluxe Strats.

    Features

    • Noise-free Stratocaster pickup set
    • Samarium Cobalt Noiseless (SCN) pickups
    • Bridge pickup: 1.6K DC resistance; 3.8 Henries inductance
    • Middle pickup: 6.5K DC resistance; 2.4 Henries inductance
    • Neck pickup: 6.5K DC resistance; 2.4 Henries inductance

    Order now and hot rod your Stratocaster to get the tones you've always wanted!

     
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    4.6

    (based on 30 reviews)

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    True Strat Tones plus

    I dont agree with the couple of reviews stating that these Pickups are not true to their defintion of a Strat sound. Sorry people but these are among the best sounding Strat sets out...Read complete review

    I dont agree with the couple of reviews stating that these Pickups are not true to their defintion of a Strat sound. Sorry people but these are among the best sounding Strat sets out there - very dynamic with bell like tones as well as full like a humbucker. Of course, this is in my 2008 Stratocaster Deluxe with S-1 switching. I also had put in a custom made neck made out of quarter-sawn flame fiddleback maple topped with a brazillian rosewood fretboard. The sound occupies my days - I'm never bored playing that thing.

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    n3 sounds much better

    have both 2004 / 2010 deluxes and scn sounds sterile compares to n3...n3 has great warmth and chime.Fender finally got it right w/ n3 stacked humbucker.

    have both 2004 / 2010 deluxes and scn sounds sterile compares to n3...n3 has great warmth and chime.Fender finally got it right w/ n3 stacked humbucker.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    MIM Strat replacements

    Why not a 10? Just because nothing is perfect. These pups may be too bright for some. I had to back off the treble on my Super Champ XD from 5 down to three.
    Wow! What a difference. No comparision to the original mim pups. I don't play with a lot of gain so as for noiseless I can't really say, but the tone true Fender.
    Price killed the competition. I wanted to replace the harsh stock pups of my 2003 mim Strat and didn't want to break the bank. These SCN pups are perfect. They are high quality, crisp, clear and dirty up nicely.
    Great Value when you consider that most Strat sets go for more and here you get noiseless.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    n3 sounds much better

    have both 2004 / 2010 deluxes and scn sounds sterile compares to n3...n3 has great warmth and chime.Fender finally got it right w/ n3 stacked humbucker.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

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    By Marc-2Ep5O

    from Willoughby, OH

    I've done hours of research...I just can't tell you how serious I was in chosing new pickups for my 2009 Fender Standard Strat. I had SCNs professionally installed and had the 5 way switch, volume and tone pots replaced with Fender standard 250s and it sounds amazing! If you buy these let the pros install them and spend the money on new internal wiring. You don't need a more powerful volume pot. These pickups provide authentic Fender chime, quack and bell-like tones. The bridge is powerful and even sounds like a tele. I loved the out of phase settings prior (due to the hum canceling really), but NOW I love settings 1, 3 and 5. Truely amazing and completely silent through a heavily overdriven amp. I'd buy these again in a heartbeat! Thanks, Custom Shop.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    New N3 pickups

    By Jeff-uYs4x

    from San Francisco, CA

    The latest American Deluxe series featuring new noiseless N3 pickups put and end to this debate over SCN tone. As Fender himself acknowledges ?N3 pickups represent a welcome return to the warmth and clarity of alnico magnets? Check out the new Deluxe models and you will never return to old SCNs

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    5.0

    SCN's ARE an Upgrade!

    By Jammers5

    from Mount Pearl NL

    Y'know I have seen a lot of mixed reviews on these pup's which made it very confusing when making an upgrade decision. I have a '93 American Standard and the stock pickups suck! In the end I pulled a HSS Deluxe Strat off the wall at my local store (sidenote: what an absolutely gorgeous Strat in terms of feel and build quality!) and although I have a SSS configuration, based on the sound of the Deluxe. Here are my thoughts:1) These pickups are an HUGE upgrade over the dull lifeless stock pups. No question.2) Whoever says you can't get a traditional strat sparkle and quack from these pickups ain't trying. This pickup really shines, especially with my Blues Junior, it has the it in spades!3)The gain sounds are great as well. Not no where near a humbucker, but I didn't want or need that, so I am very happy with them. Sounds awesome with my newly acquired Tone Hog Green Gremlin Overdrive!4)These things are dead quiet. I mean DEAD QUIET!

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    5.0

    Have in my strat

    By XNRXKNnQ7

    from Cincy, OH

    Well, after reading the reviews from other people i thought i would chime in with my take. These pickups work well for me. I'm a les paul player and have been for awhile but i wanted another sound so i bought a strat with these pickups in it and i was floored. This is by far the best sounding strat i have ever heard and it has me putting down my tried in true more often than not these days. Not only do i love the subtle overtones these pickups produce but they take a little bit of the ice pick highs out of the strat single-coils and make them smooth and singing. Pretty much everyone who plays this guitar now loves the way it sounds and offers to buy it off me if i want to let it go. I can see why these pickups might not be for everyone but Fender puts them in their high-end guitars and i would guess they know more than most everyone else about THE strat sound. Anyways, for $150 new, you can't go wrong. buy them, if you dont like them, sell them and you won't be out much at all... have fun and good luck on the tone quest!

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    5.0

    Big change from normal pickups

    By R.J.M.

    from GA

    These pickups came stock on my American Deluxe and I immediately liked the sound. There is no innate hum and the bridge pickup doesn't generally sound thin or tinny.As for the debate over 'classic fender sound,' I would have to say they don't fall perfectly into one category or the other. Admittedly, I was disappointed by the clean sound as it didn't feel clear or sharp, but that was playing on my fender deluxe 85 solid state amp, and the clean channel has been blown out on it for years. Then I tried an American Deluxe (w/SCNs) on a Fender Hot Rod tube, and I couldn't have asked for a more crisp sound, so I'm going to blame my old beat up amp. Rest assured, you can get "chimes" or "bells" out of these.I would consider normal Strat pickups to be more blues, these pickups lean more towards rock, but still have what I would call the signature Strat twang. I think they fall between standard sound and a Fender desire to compete on thicker tone with the Les Paul. As someone whose first guitar was a Mexican Strat and loved it, but wanted a slightly meatier sound, these are perfect for me.

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    5.0

    Good Mercy

    By jonobroom16

    from Spanish Fork, UT

    I bought these when building a strat because a friend recommended them to me. I love the sound. It is a true strat sound. I play old classics and these are exactly the sound I was looking for. I couldn't be happier with them.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    True Strat Tones plus

    By Georgeatt

    from Central Illinois

    I dont agree with the couple of reviews stating that these Pickups are not true to their defintion of a Strat sound. Sorry people but these are among the best sounding Strat sets out there - very dynamic with bell like tones as well as full like a humbucker. Of course, this is in my 2008 Stratocaster Deluxe with S-1 switching. I also had put in a custom made neck made out of quarter-sawn flame fiddleback maple topped with a brazillian rosewood fretboard. The sound occupies my days - I'm never bored playing that thing.

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    3.0

    Great cleans but not good for overdriven tones

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    These came loaded on my American Strat Deluxe (ash). They do clean very well; completely muddy through my Peavey C30 + Avatar 1x12 cabinet when on the overdrive channel. 90% of what I play is thru the OD channel - will be swapping these out for something more suited to the rock OD tone.

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