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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 S...Read More

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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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SPECIFICATIONS

Tex Mex Pickups set of 3

  • 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 38 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (12)
  • Good quality (11)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

I like them

By Brian

from Texas

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

      I replaced the pups I had originally installed in my partscaster which were Highway one pups. Never really did like those, even though I used them for about 8 years. I had a switch in the guitar getting noisy so I thought why not change everything. Did some looking and decided on the Tex Mex set because the specs were about the same as the Texas Specials at half the price. Being a computer and electronics tech my whole life, I don't care about cloth covered wire and myths. THese sound good and when set in the sweet spot perform like they were designed to do.

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      5.0

      Night and Day Difference

      By GuitarPlayerMan

      from East Hampstead, NH. USA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All the time
        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

        I bought the three set of pickups for a guitar project I'm doing and bought them from Musician Friend because they had a set in a less than perfect box but the pickups were perfect. I put these pickups in a knock off Stratocaster copy that is made of really good quality woods but the electronics were sub-par. After installing these pickups there was a night and day difference in the sound coming out of my amp and it was very surprising, the sound is tight and crisp and the amount of volume is also quite impressive.I would recommend these to everyone. If you want great sound for a great price, buy these from Musician Friend.

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        4.0

        Tex Mex

        By Rik

        from Arizona

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

          Like them better than the stock pickups on guitar

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          5.0

          "Better Than I Expected!"

          By Rafty45

          from Austin, Tx.

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • I use these in my Mexican Strat and they ROCKED!

            Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

            I love the bright sound I get with these pickups! It's like night & day to how they were before!

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            5.0

            These pick ups are great!

            By Cobra

            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

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

            Cons

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                Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                These pick ups are the greatest! I put them on my Squier Strat and the difference was unbelievable! These are so hot and no more hum! I am so happy with them and would recommend them to anyone wanting to make their Squier Strat sound better! The price was very reasonable and they were ease to install!

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                5.0

                Great

                By Jimmy C

                from Bloomsburg, Pa

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                  I put these on my Squier Strat, awesome.

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                  5.0

                  The do-everything strat pickup!

                  By Dean

                  from North Adams, MA

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                  Pros

                  • Improves Sound
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                    I own these in a Jimmie Vaughn stratocaster, and while I would typically go for a higher wound pickup like the Texas Specials by preference, the Tex-Mex pickups are actually quite good.

                    I would say they fall somewhere between the vintage strat pickups and Texas Specials in both output and tone, as they have notably louder midrange and highs than vintage strats, but are not quite as fat as Texas Specials. I would describe them as the do everything strat pickups.

                    The downside to these pickups is they can sound treble heavy when used with a thinner (typically higher gain) amplifier and be quite fussy with EQ settings.

                    The neck pickup offers a fat and smooth sound, and the middle pickup is a high point, as it doesn't thin out like many lower output single coils, and neither is it too overly twangy.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent value strat pickups

                    By MSMahler

                    from Oak Park, IL

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                    Pros

                    • Bold Tone
                    • Clear
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Full Frequency
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound
                    • Loud

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Gigging
                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                      I got a squier SE strat from a friend. I liked the neck and body but not the pickups. These really improved the tone of my strat. They turned it into a beautiful, versatile instrument that I love to play.

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                      5.0

                      Great upgrade for MIM strat...

                      By Ted123

                      from Leominster,MA

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                      Pros

                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Great Sound And Clarity
                      • Improves Sound
                      • More Crisp Straty Tone
                      • Very Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Fender Tex Mex Pickups set of 3:

                      These pickups really woke up my 92 MIM strat. This baby really screams and paired with a tubescream, you really get that SRV type tone. Great product with an even better price. Definately give these a try and wake that lifeless stratocaster up!!!

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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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