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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 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (10)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Functional (7)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

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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4.0

Tex Mex

By Rik

from Arizona

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Verified Buyer

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

    Verified Buyer

    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

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          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 James C

          from Bloomsburg, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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              5.0

              Excellent value strat pickups

              By MSMahler

              from Oak Park, IL

              About Me Experienced

              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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                5.0

                Great sound for a great price

                By MarcDrumz

                from Madison, WI.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    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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                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        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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