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Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set White

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Jeff Beck wanted a bigger sound and better tonal dynamics than a standard single-coil pickup could deliver, and he got exactly what he was after in t...Click To Read More About This Product

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Designed exclusively for Jeff Beck.

Jeff Beck wanted a bigger sound and better tonal dynamics than a standard single-coil pickup could deliver, and he got exactly what he was after in the new hotter Noiseless design. Warm and punchy neck pickup tone with a bluesy feel, and a bridge pickup that screams at high gain. The clean tone is clear and very full. These pickups deliver the best definition and sensitivity that has ever graced the Strat.

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Designed for Jeff Beck
No 60-cycle hum
Hot, edgy single-coil sound
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FenderHot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set
 
4.6

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Buy the right pickups for what you play

First of all, someone needs to clarify to the previous posters that compare these to lace sensors or play NIN and skinny puppy.... These are not lace sensors. These are not...Read complete review

First of all, someone needs to clarify to the previous posters that compare these to lace sensors or play NIN and skinny puppy.... These are not lace sensors. These are not humbuckers. these are not heavy metal pickups. These pickups were never intended for any of these things. They are the same design as they were in the 50's except quiter and a little warmer. They will never be metal pickups or humbuckers so your reviews aren't really of any value. These pickups articulate and sound much like they did 50 years ago but they have a wider dynamic range. I put them in an alder body stratocaster from the early 90s and they sound much like my 65 original strat, only quieter and a tad stronger. very happy with these pickups. great value at 150 compared to 250 for other brands such as fralin, etc.. try them but either know what you are doing when installing them or have it done. Since hum elimination is the main point of these pickups, a clean solder job is very important and will affect the overall tone.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I do not like these pickups at all - see comments

I recently purchased a Fender Deluxe strat for back up. I have samarium cobalt pickups on my main 94 strat and mistakenly thought the Hot noiseless pickups might give me a similar sound qualities...Read complete review

I recently purchased a Fender Deluxe strat for back up. I have samarium cobalt pickups on my main 94 strat and mistakenly thought the Hot noiseless pickups might give me a similar sound qualities so I replaced the vintage noiseless pickups on the Deluxe strat with the hot noiseless and after sound checking for a couple of days reinstalled the vintage noiseless pickups.

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(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Buy the right pickups for what you play

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

First of all, someone needs to clarify to the previous posters that compare these to lace sensors or play NIN and skinny puppy.... These are not lace sensors. These are not humbuckers. these are not heavy metal pickups. These pickups were never intended for any of these things. They are the same design as they were in the 50's except quiter and a little warmer. They will never be metal pickups or humbuckers so your reviews aren't really of any value. These pickups articulate and sound much like they did 50 years ago but they have a wider dynamic range. I put them in an alder body stratocaster from the early 90s and they sound much like my 65 original strat, only quieter and a tad stronger. very happy with these pickups. great value at 150 compared to 250 for other brands such as fralin, etc.. try them but either know what you are doing when installing them or have it done. Since hum elimination is the main point of these pickups, a clean solder job is very important and will affect the overall tone.

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buyer - Be Aware

By guitarfish

from Pennsylvania, USA

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Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

As you can see, these pickups are getting great reviews, but there are a few things you should know ahead of time. First, the pickup covers are NOT white. They are kind of a cream/tellowish color. The Strat I installed them on has a parchment pickguard, and these are more beige than the parchment is. If color matching is an issue, just know these aren't white. I guess they were going for an aged look.Now, I thought I'd just take the plastic pickup covers from my stock American Series pickups and put them on the Noiseless. Nope. Only the bridge pickup cover will fit. The neck & middle pickup poles are spaced differently than standard Fender pickups. So, you have to keep the beige covers with the "Noiseless" logo, which I also don't care for.There's more - these pickups are almost 1/4" deeper than the stock Fender pickups. On my 2004 Strat, the pickup routes were deep enough, thankfully. However, I have read of others who've needed to route their pickup cavities in order to get these to fit. So be aware of that.OK, those are the "gotchas" to know about.Tonewise, these are very articulate. I haven't played them long enough to say much more, but I expect they will grow on me. The have a lot more going for them that the stock pickups.Incidentally, neck & middle pickup are identical, and the bridge is different from those two.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What the doctor ordered

By RFsr

from Chicagoland Area

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Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

Great buy!
I play jazz, blues and R & B. I had to make too many adjustments if I just wanted to take one guitar with me on jobs where I wanted to play different genres of music. Then I put these pickups on! Their warm, full and easy to get to a tone without breaking my neck. This was a great purchase for me. Everyone is looking for something different in tone so I know everyone won't be pleased but I see some are!
great
good value

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender noiseless pickups

By Will Moffett IV

from Richmond VA

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Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

These are by far the best Strat sound I have played yet ! Custom shop 69's are great too but these noiseless are the pure Strat tone hands down. Imagine Hendrix meets Cash and that is what is on tap. Gigged with them last night in a MIM 50's reissue and was killing my lead guitar players standard US Strat as far as tone was concerned. I've read mixed reviews on these p'ups but I have a smile on my face after what they did for my playing. Very happy.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Hot Noiseless Pickup

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

I play a dirtier, heavier kind of blues (think AC/DC or Aerosmith). I was looking for more oomph in my playing, so I tried this pup out in the neck position. It answers all of my calls. It has a big, punchy sound that hits you in the face, but it is responsive to picking dynamics (loudness). I love it. I use a Fender Vintage noiseless in the middle, and a DiMarzio Area '61 in the bridge, so I have a very "classic rock"-sounding guitar. If you are looking for a big bluesy sound with no hum, this is your best bet. I ain't got no pickup blues.

(6 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Buy if you like to be ripped off !

By Mr. Truth

from WI.

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Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

As a guitar player of over 30 years, I have been lucky to play thousands of guitars through just as many amps. This offer from fender is just what you would expect from a Company that is trying to re-invent themselves against modern manufactures that, quite frankly, out perform them in every area. My first complaint is, as mentioned earlier, you cant change the color of the covers. Your stuck with what you buy. ( I guess they must think the word "noiseless" is worth this oversight) Second, Dont expect much except a slightly quieter signal. These are not HOT pups.I found them to be thin and uninspiring.You can do 1000% better with a set of Fralins.They were back in the box for return before my guitar stopped sustaining !

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review

By Blues.King

from Southeast

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Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

I have these in an American Ash Strat...very big sound, much more of everything compared to SCN or Vintage. Ceramics have their own voice and sound great with overdrive or hard distortion (much better suited for a Marshall amp than a Fender as they work well with the "brittle" British output valves). Most single coils get a little flabby as the gain increases but these seem to get more full without losing definition and produce a great high-gain solo tone. They also stay together on heavy power chords much like a side-by-side humbucker with a grind that tightens as the volume goes up. Excellent for a raspy blues tone or stadium rock and they produce a very nice, full clean tone. Maybe I got lucky with a good setup, but the dynamics from the low E to high E are very consistent - does not have the typical peaks and valleys like many other pickups. Not something that I would use for a metal sound as they don't "scoop" very well but an excellent pickup. As close to a "do-everything" pickup as I have in my arsenal.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great choice for upgrading MIM/Squier

By Art Vandelay

from SC

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Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

I dropped a set of these in my "FrankenSquier" for an immediate tonal upgrade.They are noiseless, as advertised, but I find that they are not that "hot". In fact, my American Standard's pickups have more edge.Don't get me wrong, these pickups have a great full sound and nice tone. Just don't expect too much. They are powerful and rich sounding, but more "warm" sounding than "hot". Great blues sound.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BELL LIKE TONES

By Jammer Man

from iowa

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Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

I own a Mexican Fender Strat.....I broke my originals pickups and I am so happy that I replaced them with these. I cannot begin to tell u how much nicer the sound got. I use a Crate Solid-State amp and this is the first time that i have ever heard tones like this out of a solid state. My amp sounds like a tube amp. When you combine the neck and middle pickup you get bells coming out of your speakers. BELLS! These pickups are amazing!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By DAVO

from Central point, or

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Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

Turned a standard strat into a tone machine , worth avery penny

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Temperamental Yet Transparent

By Doctordredlocks

from San Francisco Bay Area

Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

These pickups came on a Fender Highway One Stratocaster that I purchased off craigslist. I've struggled to get the right sound before panicking and spending a ton of dough to replace them. I am in complete agreement with the reviewer who suggested that these pickups need a lot of adjustment until you hit a sweet spot. At the right height you get a nice blues tone with plenty of midrange and some classic Fender single coil sparkle that picks up all the pick scrapes and nuances of your particular picking style. A really beautiful transparent tone that's clear as a glass of water. Frankly, they are not completely noiseless in that sense as they demonstrate a great amount of sensitivity to your pciking. I have found the in-between positions of the neck-middle and middle-bridge to be a little flat with a noticeable drop in volume. And my tone gets a little muddy and woofy when I play through my Way Huge Swollen Pickle fuzz pedal. Any other pedal -analog delay, distortion, wah, for example- and these pickups come through my amp with great clarity and can produce a really pleasing tone that just makes you want to hear more. Direct to a tube amp or a nice solid state like my Roland Blues Cube, and you'll dial in Fender magic. May lose some clarity with some pedals...but then you might be able to say that about any pickup! But at the end of the day, this can be a very temperamental pickup. Beware!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sounding Pickups

By First Time Strat Guy

from Portland, OR

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

      I installed these pickups in a custom Stratocaster I build from parts. You get the distinctive single-coil sound, the cool middle sounds in positions 2 and 4 even though these are actually stacked hum bucking pickups. But you don't have to deal with the staggered poles that disadvantage the B string, and the bridge pickup is beefed up so you don't feel a need to go to a HSS configuration either. All in all you have really clean balanced sound in all three pickups and across all strings, but crank it up a little and the grit comes out nicely.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Strat Sound, No Hum. Works as Advertised

      By Erick D.

      from Glenpool, OK

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • No Hum

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Improves Tone and Overall Sound
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

        Had Duncan Designed pups that came stock in my Squire Strat, and could not get rid of hum and noise. Got these at an open box bargain. Installed these, adjusted height to specs, and Noiseless is right. No hum, awesome silence until I'm ready to strum. A world of difference, no noise, better tone on all 5 positions, classic Strat sound, a world of difference. Plus, original Fender equipment. Outstanding quality at any price.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        buying from Musician friend since 1985

        By Rich

        from Dallas Ga

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

          great co. thy always make me happy . thanks

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good value great sound

          By Paul Slyder

          from Leyland Lancashire UK

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

            I bought these for my Gordy but recently bought a fender American strat- candy with maple neck. It sounded ok but the bridge pickup was useless.
            So this weekend I took them off the Gordy and swapped them into the fender strat.
            The job was easy it took 30 mins.
            Set the pick up height and plugged into my Hughes & Kettering switchblade ,wow !
            Body with really nice sustain but still keeping the quacky sound.
            Kick into lead and ultra and you've got buddy guy, Clapton, beck oozing out,
            You need to experiment with your tone setting on the amp and roll back the guitar volume control to give you a subtle change of character.the variation is quite special, I also have a fender deville and it sounds brilliant in the drive channel whereas before it was brittle and nasty!
            A very good investment for me and the early era blues style I play. Can't wait for the gig at the week end!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good Investment

            By UHOHJD

            from Dallas

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            Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

            I have an american standard stratocaster, and the stock pickups weren't doing it for me anymore. After much delibiration I purchased these and just installed them myself today. I have to say I'm very impressed, absolutely no noise, no pop when switching positions, nothing. The neck pickup has a dirty blue sound and the bridge pickup has alot more output and bites pretty hard. I'm very happy with this purchased. Quit reading and buy them..

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nothing better for a strat!!

            By cgtrox

            from C.C., TX

            Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

            I just bought a 70's reissue Mexi strat and put these pups in it, GREAT SOUND! THIS is what a strat is supposed to sound like, clean and clear. Not only that, but the bridge pickup screams out leads loud and clear! I would highly recommend any strat owner give these a try. Thanks Mr. Beck!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            SWEET !!!

            By N5KDA

            from Natchez, MS

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            Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

            I just installed these on my 2003 Mexican Strat. No more noise even running into a vintage tube overdrive and or a blues overdrive pedal. A friend just put a set of EMG?s (David Gilmour set) on his strat. The Fender Hot Noiseless are just as hot as the EMG?s but keep the vintage sound. So, if you want great sound without the noise these are a great choice. Unless you?re into metal where you don?t want the vintage single coil pickup sound these are a great buy. It took me about 20 minutes to make this super upgrade.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great sounding

            By Last sunset Music

            from Wyoming

            Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

            2010 Fender Standard Stratocaster. I put new CTS Pots, CRL 5-way, Switchcraft Jack. Full and very warm sounding and it now has that strat thing, Stock it didn't that that strat wah to it.It takes sometime finding the right pickup height to strings. You can get what you out of them by adjustment. Very happy.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            These pickups Rock!

            By G.G.

            from Chicago suburbs

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about Fender Hot Noiseless 3 Pickup Set:

              These pickups sound great. Used in conjunction with a blender set up on my Strat, I can get a nice single coil sound as well as a Telecaster sound. I would consider buying these for future guitar upgrades.

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