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Fender 60th Anniversary 1954 Strat Pickups, Set of 3   

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Single-coil Fender 60th Anniversary 1954 Stratocaster Pickups deliver a singing, ringing original-era voice. Their low-output design features authent...Read More

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Single-coil Fender 60th Anniversary 1954 Stratocaster Pickups deliver a singing, ringing original-era voice. Their low-output design features authentic touches including beveled alnico 3 magnets, cloth-covered wire and vintage-correct polystyrene covers. Available in a limited-production run of 1,954 pickup sets. DC Resistance: 5.8k, Inductance: 2.6 Henries.


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Fender60th Anniversary 1954 Strat Pickups, Set of 3
 
5.0

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  • Improves sound (6)

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5.0

Real Vintage

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from NYC

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary 1954 Strat Pickups, Set of 3:

    Great vintage pickups. Replace the pickup in my ST57 Strat. If you are looking for vintage chime, quack, and bell like tones and clean, clear glassy highs this is the pickup for you.

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    5.0

    Best PUs I have played on

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    from Irmo, SC

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    Pros

    • Dynamic Feel
    • Glassy
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blues
      • Classic Rock
      • Clean
      • Jazz
      • Tweed

      Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary 1954 Strat Pickups, Set of 3:

      These are the best pickups I've ever played on. All positions have a beautiful, glassy shimmer and provide exceptional playing dynamics. The neck PU gives a nice bassy spank, especially through a Tweed Bassman or a Twin Reverb. The bridge PU drifts into twangy but without becoming painfully sharp. The middle pickup is well-balanced and versatile.

      These won't be beefy or big sounding enough for super high-gain stuff, but they play lovely in a tweedy application. I can't say enough about them.

      For reference, I've used these to replace stock PUs in a Squier Classic Vibe 60th Anniversary Strat. I cannot put this guitar down now. Honestly. I am playing it as I type.

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      5.0

      Fantastic Clean Strat Tone

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      from Northwest, NJ

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blues
        • Clean
        • Jass
        • Rock

        Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary 1954 Strat Pickups, Set of 3:

        This 54 Set is a Fantastic Upgrade for a Squier or Mim Strat .. very good clear big bottom end with huge detail in the mids and glassy highs .. I put these in a Stock 2010 MiM Strat with Maple Fingerboard and I could not believe how good the tone is.. when installing the Bridge Pup use the Pup with Highest DC Resistance out of the set

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        5.0

        Vintage Vibe without the Vintage Price

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        from Alabama

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        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Vintage Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary 1954 Strat Pickups, Set of 3:

          I finally got around to having these installed in my Surf Green Classic 50's and wow, what a difference from the stock pickups!

          Chimey and glassy sounding. Gone is that harsh sound from the stock bridge pickup. I played this on my AC15 for about 20 minutes and was thinking how good it sounded when I realized I didn't even have the reverb on. Sounds even better with a bit of 'verb...

          I had one of our local shops install these, along with a fret level, new strings and a set-up. Also had him install a three way switch per the vintage wiring diagram just to get this as close to a '54 (within reason, of course).

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          5.0

          Beautiful, authentic tone delivered

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          from St Paul, MN

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary 1954 Strat Pickups, Set of 3:

              If you don't read any further, know that these pickups do exactly what they say they will: low-output ringing tone that kills the '50s era Strat sound.

              I bought these for a Fender Standard Strat with an ash body and maple neck looking to turn it into a Buddy Holly machine, and what I got was a lot more. The neck pickup is clear with a bell-like metallic ring to it. The middle pickup is very well-balanced, perfect for some clean country rhythm. The bridge is bright without being harsh, and the notch positions easily give the best "quack" that I've heard from a Strat. Run it clean through a Fender Twin and you'll love how clear and bright it sounds. I shouldn't have been surprised that I needed to turn up my preamp pedal (a DOD 250) quite a bit more before the amp broke up...these pickups are definitely in the low-output category. When I switched to high-gain amps, these pickups didn't have the bite and definition needed to cut through a wall of distortion. (Figures for a 1954 reproduction!) However, finding the right setting on a Marshall or Mesa Boogie yielded some delightfully dirty tones...think more Jimi Hendrix than David Gilmour.

              All in all, these are by far the most impressive and faithful pickups that I've played. The noise level was surprisingly low - on installation, I noticed quite a bit of wax residue on the pickups, which made me happy. The fact that you can get a whole set for under a hundred is frankly unbelievable. I highly recommend them for anyone that wants serious vintage tone from their Strat. These pickups deliver!

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              5.0

              The Perfect 50s Strat Pickup Set?

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              from New York, NY

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              Pros

              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary 1954 Strat Pickups, Set of 3:

                I installed these in a 82 Tokai vintage Strat with a very light weight
                ash body and a meaty all maple neck along with vintage correct high
                end electronics and a NOS .22uf capacitor. Acoustically, The guitar
                has a loud and clear voice with some great low end and warmth to it
                due to the big neck. And this is exactly how it sounds with these
                pickups installed through a 5e3 amp: the bass strings through the neck pup
                sound thick and metallic, you can "hear the wire". Also, the neck pup sound is
                fat, warm yet transparent. The middle pickup sounds equally strong but
                with some quack on its own. The bridge pickup is clear and hard
                sounding but not harsh. The 2 and 4 positions are perfect quack Strat
                sounds. Overall the sound is clear, chimey with a very organic shimmer and warm. It is very unforgiving as every touch of your fingers or picks is picked up beautifully. This is simply the best 50s Strat set I have ever experienced
                in any of my guitars, guitars of friends or any guitar I have tried in
                stores. I tried several 60th Anniversary 54 Strats recently with these
                pups installed and they ALL were fantastic. I am usually not a fan of current Fender pickups. I exchanged a 57/62 (?) set that was very bland and I kicked out a Texas Special Set recently. I gave these here a try as I loved the sound of the 60th Anniversary 54 Strat in my local music store. If you are looking for a
                fantastic 50s style vintage sounding and low output pickup set that
                sounds, feels and looks right, this is it. I love this Tokai guitar and the
                pickups will stay in it. They have put her on top of my Strat
                collection. Fantastic value and looks too. They sport the nicely
                rounded pickup covers that usually have to be bought elsewhere for a
                lot of money. My search for the perfect 50s Strat pickup set is over.

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                5.0

                Really sounds like a 1954

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                from black hills

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                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Well Made Really Vintage

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Great Vintage Vibe

                Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary 1954 Strat Pickups, Set of 3:

                If you want an old strat sound this the set for you. The quality is as good as it gets, I've played a couple 54 strats and these pickups really do sound like 1954. Low output give a clean warm sound. Fun to play just you , guitar, straight into your vintage amp, no fuzzy boxes please, you want to hear the pickups/amp and your playing, not a 49.00 fuzz box. Can't wait to try with pure nickel strings for really 1950's sound.

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