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Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3  

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These overwound vintage style Strat pickups offer increased output, sparkling highs and a very nice warm tone while retaining your favorite vintage Strat characteristics. Constructed with Alnico 5 magnets and polysol magnet wire and featuring a reverse wound/reverse polarity middle pickup for hum canceling in positions 2 & 4, these pickups scorch. OEM on the Jimmy Vaughan Stratocaster. Available in white only.


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Tex Mex Pickups set of 3 Specifications:

  • Tex-Mex Stratocaster Bridge Pickup:
  • DC Resistance: 7.4K
  • Inductance: 3.7Henries
  • Tex-Mex Stratocaster Middle Pickup:
  • DC Resistance: 6.4K
  • Inductance: 2.75Henries
  • Tex-Mex Stratocaster Neck Pickup:
  • DC Resistance: 6.4K
  • Inductance: 2.75
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FenderTex Mex Pickups set of 3
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

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  • Improves sound (3)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great for Blues and Rock

      I have played for years and own 9 guitars. My vintage guitars are stock but the rest are modded, as are my tube amps and pedals. I chase tone. I bought an FSR...Read complete review

      I have played for years and own 9 guitars. My vintage guitars are stock but the rest are modded, as are my tube amps and pedals. I chase tone. I bought an FSR Strat and wanted to get that Texas blues sound - overdriven warmth with high-end bite. I tried some other brands and got the overdrive but they lacked depth, color and clarity. I bought and installed these Tex Mex pups a year ago after reading other reviews and found was I after. I also wired my guitar so that the mid pup tone pot controls the bridge pup (ala Jimmie Vaughan - move the pot's wire over one post on the switch), so I cut the treble off the bridge, and then got a professional setup. This guitar smokes! I can only echo what others have said: low-mid growl, smoky haunting tones and harmonics that jump off notes. Up the amp volume and cut the guitar volume for headroom, and you have vintage sounding highs, and Strat quack. Bottom line, these are the most versatile pickups I have on any of my Strats (stock '74, Custom Shop '69, '57/'62). At the current sale price, these are an absolute steal! It's ridiculous to spend more and not get what you're after (I know). Get 'em now!

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      Great Pickups

      These pickups sound amazing! They have a little bite to them so if you like a little more aggressive fender tone these are for you.

      These pickups sound amazing! They have a little bite to them so if you like a little more aggressive fender tone these are for you.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet!,,,,,

      By Scott

      from Pennsylvania

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            Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

            Extremely musical. Nice highs and bottom. Like all pickups you need to play with height to find sweet spot. Once you find that height, wow. Turned dead Mexican Strat into a jangly Strat, as they are supposed to be.

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            5.0

            Great sound for a great price

            By MarcDrumz

            from Madison, WI.

            About Me Professional Musician

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            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
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                Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                I just put these in an old Squier Strat. Needless to say a huge improvement from the stock pickups. They sound amazing and indeed as with other reviews; they are very bright sounding especially the bridge pickup but can be EQ'd to your taste so this is no big deal. In the perfect world the neck would have just a little more snarl, but I am definitely satisfied overall. Another customer stated in his review that when he put these in his Squier the original screws and springs didn't fit. Perhaps the set he bought didn't include the replacement screws and rubber bushings. He also mentioned the wires being of a different gauge and they are but I found this to be no problem at all. Very satisfied.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wow! What a difference....

                By dgbwashinton

                from Boise

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                    Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                    Just installed a set of these in a MIM late 90's Strat. Now it souunds like a Strat!!! With a bit of an edge. I had stock MIM neck and middle pup with a Seymour Duncan Hot Rail Stack in bridge. Bought it this way thinking I couldn't go wrong with SD but found I didn't like it a all.

                    I really love the tone I get from the neck p/u but the bridge is a bit tinney for me. Positions 2, 4, 5 are just what I was looking for anyway. I have a Jag w/ humbuckers to get me the deep sustain. I didn't wire it like the Jimmie Vaugh spec. It is wired as a grease bucket with a no-load pot on bridge/mid tone which I am fine with.

                    Overall, for the price you can't beat em if you are trying to improve a MIM stocker. You will not go wrong if you are trying to get a vintage Strat sound with an edge on a budget.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Tex Mex pickups

                    By JMBW Vintage

                    from MN

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                        Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                        These are very good pickups. Nice warm sound. Installed them in my Strat. Bought them before the price increased. Highly recommend.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Champagne tone on a beer budget

                        By Skidbrake

                        from Portland, OR

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                              Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                              Full, round bass tone with chimey trebles that sing. Every bit as good as the Lollar and Kinman pups in my other Strats. I'm glad I trusted the feedback from others and gave them a try.

                              If you're chasing SRV tones, you cant go wrong with these.

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Awesome Pickups

                              By Nigel Banks

                              from Roanoke, VA

                              Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                              If you have a mexican strat and you want a great blues tone then these are for you. When I began playing with them installed, my father asked why I was playing an SRV record so loud. Definitely worth it for such a low price.
                              These pickups get a perfect 10. Just what I was looking for in my strat.
                              %The sound quality is fantastic. They have just the right amount of bite and they can make any strat scream.
                              Nothing negative to say.

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great sound for the price

                              Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                              Great range of sound options, all work well with these pups. Can't really complain about the sound they produce, and the range. Just the hum.
                              The Fender Tex-Mex pickup set made my 2003 MIM sound much clearer, butinstalling them wasn't easy. The diagram included was wrong, and the sound was erraric and rediculous buzzing. Took the guitar to a local shop to fix the wiring. They said some Fender schematics are just plain wrong. They wired it correctly and my guitar sound like a Stratocaster should, although the 60 cycle hum from these is a bit much. Positions 2 and 4 are fine, but the bridge pup produces alot of hum. I like the sound of the Tex Mex set, but probably should have got the noiseless set.
                              Great Fender quality, but the hum is a bit much.
                              For the price, they will make your stock MIM Strat sing, but if the hum is a concern, get a noiseless set.

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Snarl baby, snarl!

                              By Ken Upright

                              from North Carolina

                              Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                              Best money I've spent on an upgrade. Ever.
                              One of my guitars is a strat wannabe I've been tweaking for years. I got a MightyMite neck and a Fender pickguard from Musicians Friend a few months ago. Just put these TexMex pickups in the other day, replacing some Carvin pickups from back in the 90's. The difference is astounding. ASTOUNDING! Stevie Ray licks with all the double stops and rolls and hammers finally sound like they're supposed to sound.
                              Way more sensitive than what I had.
                              I bought the cheapest Fender set because I don't have money to burn, but that's what it would have been buying the more expensive set. I've played Strats, and I've heard Strats since I was a kid. These babies make my GoldieLocks sound like the real deal.

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                              (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Great Pickups

                              By Chaz Jeske

                              from Undisclosed

                              Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                              These pickups sound amazing! They have a little bite to them so if you like a little more aggressive fender tone these are for you.

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                              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              not for me

                              Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                              Dont get me wrong, if you play rock and need a hotter sound than stock pickups, then these are for you. For a classic country and rock n roll player like me, these don't have the sound, to trebly to much midrange, to powerfull for my taste. the bridge is about 7.5K ohms and the middle and neck is about 6.5k, vintage (50's early 60's) strat pickups were all 3 wound to aprox 5.6k ohms or so. I will say the neck pickup has a good sound though, i can tolerate it, and my strat i can have the bridge and neck pickups on at the same time, and it sounds good there, but i'm not satisfied at all with them, and plus when we bought them they cost more than they do now. haha next set for me will be Fender 57 / 62 strat pickups. i want the old sound!

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