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Overview

  • Original '57/'62 Stratocaster Pickups
  • Authentic vintage Strat tone
  • Alnico v magnets
Description & Specs
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    $199.99
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    - $40.00
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    $15999
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Reverse-engineered from an original '63 Strat to produce classic Strat sound, feel, and vibe.

The Fender Stratocaster Original 57/62 Pickup Set contains 3 pickups that were reverse-engineered from an original '63 Strat. These Genuine Fender pickups deliver the original vintage Strat sound, feel, and vibe.

The staggered, beveled-edge alnico v magnets with formvar wire produce glistening highs and warm lows that are unquestionably vintage.

Fender part: 099-2117-000

Features

  • Original '57/'62 Stratocaster Pickups
  • Authentic vintage Strat tone
  • Alnico v magnets
  • Formvar wire

Get the same vintage-style tone that characterized those classic Strats. Order today.

 

Stratocaster Original 57/62 Pickup Set Specifications:

  • DC Resistance 5.6K
  • Inductance 3.0 Henries
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FenderStratocaster Original 57/62 Pickup Set
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Think About the RI Strats That Use These

By Noone

from Albuquerque, NM

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Not Quite The Originals

Best Uses

  • Any Venue
  • Best With A Fender Amp
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Stratocaster Original 57/62 Pickup Set:

I have several '57 and '62 RI Stratocasters which have these pickups from the factory. I have used these pickups to upgrade some of the less expensive Fender Stratocasters, such as the pre-2005 Highway One models, and this has made them very comparable to the more expensive Strats. I have also used them when I have assembled reproduction Stratocasters, like the closest to a '63 version that I put together with all Fender parts, that most of my friends ask to play when we get together. There are sets of made to fit the Stratocaster pickups that can be bought for less money than this set, but, if you are putting them in a Fender guitar, it is best to keep it with all Fender parts. Not everyone appreciates Seymour Duncan or other available brands, EMG. also, comes to mind, as an upgrade, if the guitar might be sold in the future. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with the other manufacturers, especially Di Marzio and Seymour Duncan. It depends on what type of music that is to be played on the guitar. If the early to late '60's music is on the venue, consider a less expensive Fender Stratocaster, as long as the body is alder and the neck is either all maple or maple with a rosewood fretboard, nitro-cellular paint optional, and upgrade it with this particular set of Fender Pickups with three 250k CTS potentiometers and a "vintage" type of capacitor (not necessarily in Fender packaging) and save some money on the "period" Strat. Like my guitar tech has said to me, "the amp does not know what the guitar looks like, but responds to the signal that it receives." Fender does make a number of different sets of Stratocaster pickups, but this set is the closest to those from this particular era. The middle pickup is not reverse wound, so that should be taken into consideration. I have found that the '62 aluminum shield that goes under the 11 hole pickguard can help eliminate the "hum" after it is properly grounded. They do not sound like the '54 set, nor do they sound like the '69 set that Fender also has on the market. I would also recommend using the electrical solder that is sold for the purpose of soldering electrical curcuits. Of course, to consider using any set of upgrade pickups depends on whether you can solder, or that you know someone who is reasonable about doing the operation. The set does come with the proper instructions of where to solder the wiring.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect! These are the sound!

By fnaguitarplayer9

from WV

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Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender Stratocaster Original 57/62 Pickup Set:

    Perfect! Not to often you find a perfect sound in a guitar, for the price you get a truly vintage sounding set of pickups. To get the best sound I recommend using 250K Volume and tone potentiometers with a .1uf capacitor on the tone. With that setup and a good set of flatwound strings, that sound is there! Can't beat it! To sum it up i'd say you just can not beat these! The attached video is the project i used these in, there is a sound sample towards the end of the video if you don't watch the rebuilding part of the video...

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    (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A good basic early '60's-style Strat pickup

    By Keith Lubow

    from L.A., CA, U.S.A.

    Comments about Fender Stratocaster Original 57/62 Pickup Set:

    A good basic early rosewood Strat repro pickup. Good enough reproduction for most "nerds" who actually play their guitars, but nowhere near "correct" enough for a nutball "vintage nerd." But what matters to those of us in the real world is that they sound good and they look good. There are better, less mass-produced, options out there, but these are good pickups that I would not hesitate to use if they came my way, or that I would buy outright if I got a good deal. A used set of these is well worth $100 IMO, but a new set is not worth $150. The Duncans sound a little better, and cost a little less, so apply your logic and decide what to do. If you really want these because they are Fender brand, I say wait to get them on sale, or get them used.

    P.S. I have two sets of these, so I am not just talking out of my butt. I got both of mine in guitars, so I didn't buy them. But I have been happy with the two sets for 11 and 12 years, respectively. They are not going anywhere.
    Pretty true reproduction of the classic early rosewood Strat pickups. They are a direct competitor/equivalent to the Seymour Duncan SSL-1's. A truer reproduction would be preferable to me (exact same materials as the old ones, proper material and castings for the covers, hand winding, etc.). But that said, these are on par with any equivalent product in this price range in terms of features. The Duncans are no better in that respect.
    Pretty decently made pickups. No complaints here. Nothing fancy, and nothing cheesy. A little more wax on the bobbins would be nice. The coil leads can come up from the bobbin because the wax that holds them down is so thin. Very easy to end up with a dead pickup if that happens and then you break the winding.
    On the used market, a good value. New, well, I kid of think everything is overpriced, so maybe I am the wrong person to ask. I'll put it this way.; they are good enough that I wouldn't pay to replace them if they came in a guitar. But if I was starting from scratch, I'd probably look for a pickup that was a better bang for the buck. At any rate, they are again pretty much on par with the Duncans. Both are around the same price for a set. The Duncans are about $7 cheaper, and IMO sound slightly better, so if I was buying new, I'd go with the Duncans.

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    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    57/62 pickups

    By matt wilkes

    from st. george, utah

    Comments about Fender Stratocaster Original 57/62 Pickup Set:

    For the most part I am fairly pleased with these pickups! They look cool on my strat being that they are aged yellow. They sound great and the price isn't too bad. Just remember the middle isn't reverse wound, and the magentic pole pieces can really pull on your strings and alter your intonation if they are set too high.
    Great sounding pickups! I can get much glassier and powerful tones than my stock strat pickups provided! Plus I can get pinch harmonics like you cant believe. Only reason i didn't give it full stars is because the middle pickup isn't reverse wound so you cant escape that hum in the 2nd and 4th positions. Plus the pole pieces have to be set kind of low so you dont get the magnetic pull on your strings. Granted all these things you would expect from a strat made in the 57/62 time frame. So if you are a strat purest then this shouldn't be to much of a problem. I will be swapping out the middle pickup for a tex mex reverse wound middle more than likely.
    Great build quality and sound is consistent. The wire's are even covered with a cloth wrap to help with interference.
    The price seems a little high considering you get a full set of 3 tex mex pickups separately. Plus the tex mex are hotter pickups. But it certainly beats paying for the othermore expensive pickups.

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