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Fender Pure Vintage '65 Strat Pickups

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Product Price $112.43
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Veritable Fender replacement part.

From vintage bobbin construction to genuine original-era cloth wiring, all Fender Pure Vintage pickups are wound to precise specifications for authentic, traditional Fender tone and performance. No other pickups give you the powerful, clean and clear surf rock tones of mid-60s Stratocaster guitars like dutifully constructed, meaty-sounding Pure Vintage 65 Strat pickups.


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FenderPure Vintage '65 Strat Pickups
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Improves sound (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Transparent, vintage goodness!

These pickups sound very transparent and really allow the sound of your instrument to come through. Unlike many Strat middle pickups, these '65's have a really good sounding middle position. The bridge...Read complete review

These pickups sound very transparent and really allow the sound of your instrument to come through. Unlike many Strat middle pickups, these '65's have a really good sounding middle position. The bridge pickup has lots of quack on it's own as do positions 2 & 4. The neck position works great for clean or dirty blues work. These pickups were installed in a Fender (MIM) Standard Stratocaster.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Long wait to get a defective item delivered.

Long wait for replacement items = below average compared to others retailers.

Long wait for replacement items = below average compared to others retailers.

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(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Long wait to get a defective item delivered.

By Eddie

from lake lure nc

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Fender Pure Vintage '65 Strat Pickups:

    Long wait for replacement items = below average compared to others retailers.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Transparent, vintage goodness!

    By Dean Curtis

    from Booger Branch, Louisiana

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Sound good clean or dirty
    • Useable middle pickup sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Stage/Live
      • Studio

      Comments about Fender Pure Vintage '65 Strat Pickups:

      These pickups sound very transparent and really allow the sound of your instrument to come through. Unlike many Strat middle pickups, these '65's have a really good sounding middle position. The bridge pickup has lots of quack on it's own as do positions 2 & 4. The neck position works great for clean or dirty blues work. These pickups were installed in a Fender (MIM) Standard Stratocaster.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      clean n clear

      By kwesi1999

      from chicago,IL

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • its got that vibe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • blues/rock/jimi n SRV
        • Concerts

        Comments about Fender Pure Vintage '65 Strat Pickups:

        G8 pickups clear n clarity. lotta quak in funk position ( bet mid n bridge)
        very responsive to dynamics. I got em in jimi strat and the bridge pup can get piercing
        but cld be my amp. does that " Wind cries Mary " tone. Love them buy em before they
        decide to go up on $$. It can pull off SRV stuff too. Its versatile and just solid pickups
        for that 60s sound.

         
        4.0

        Good product at a reasonable price

        By Sax-son

        from Three Rivers, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Pure Vintage '65 Strat Pickups:

          I bought these mostly out of curiosity and price to install in my partscaster project. They are definitely stratty, but also have their own nuance of tone that is a little different from my other strat pickup sets, I definitely like them but the jury is not 100% out yet. It is always a challenge to find the right pickup match for your guitars. Some pickup may sound lousy in one guitar, but fantastic in another. It all depends on the acoustic properties of the materials of the instrument you are trying to upgrade. I built a lot of great guitars by using cast off parts from other projects. Tone is subjective to the individual.

           
          5.0

          Good sounding product. I would buy again.

          By none

          from Sarasota, Fl.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender Pure Vintage '65 Strat Pickups:

            Changed the way the Strat sounded. Nice and clear. Very little humming in this installation. Does everything as expected.

             
            5.0

            Awesome

            By Matt

            from Vancouver wa

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            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Fender Pure Vintage '65 Strat Pickups:

            Awesome

             
            5.0

            One of the best pickup sets

            By Jimmy L.

            from Washington, DC

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Pure Vintage '65 Strat Pickups:

              These are truly one of the best Strat pickup sets out there. I just put these in my Rory Gallagher repelica Stratocaster and it is now on fire! I am very surprised that these are actually made in USA gray bottom '65 pickups that come with American Vintage '65 Stratocaster and Jimi Hendrix Tribute Stratocaster. I sent an e-mail to Fender asking if these were true gray bottom '65 pickups before I purchased them, and they replied back confirming they were. To be honest, I was little skeptical even after Fender's confirmation, but when I opened up the box and saw the gray bottom, I was going 'yeah!!!!'

              Regardless of whether they are gray bottom or not, they shine with the tone. They bring the 60's vintage tones to your Strat. And the price! You can't beat the price. It costs about half of Texas Specials. Texas Specials are one of my favorites as well, but they have totally two different tones. At this moment I am leaning more toward Pure Vintage '65.

              If you want to sound like Jimi Hendrix, this would be the first step you might need to do. Installing these great Fender pure vintage '65 gray bottom pickup sets to your Strat.

               
              5.0

              Nice sounding vintage pickups

              By JBBIN

              from Texas

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              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender Pure Vintage '65 Strat Pickups:

                Put these in a Fender 60's Classic Series Stratocaster. Replaced the stock pickups with these and I'm impressed with the results.

                 
                5.0

                Unbelievable bargain...

                By Stratlover

                from Swartz Creek MI

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender Pure Vintage '65 Strat Pickups:

                    I read some enthusiastic reviews about these pickups and thought for the money I'll give 'em a shot. Boy, am I glad that I did...these pickups SMOKE! I think they give my expensive boutique pickups a real run for their money, and I'm diggin them so much that I am in no hurry at all to go back to the boutiques.

                     
                    4.0

                    Great sound at a great price

                    By Markselah

                    from San Juan, PR

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Fender Pure Vintage '65 Strat Pickups:

                      I can't vouch if they sound like a 65 strat since I've never played one but by itself these pickups sound amazing. They are bright without being harsh and absolutely love the 4 position with neck and middle. It has a very natural and almost percussive tone. Only drawback is that they are not reverse wound so you could cancel the humm in the 2 and 4 positions. Hum is always present so i would not recomend if you use high hain. Otherwise great sound at a great value.

                       
                      5.0

                      OMG!!!

                      By DRG

                      from Missouri

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                      Pros

                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Upgrade

                        Comments about Fender Pure Vintage '65 Strat Pickups:

                        Again, OMG! I put these in a Silvertone Strat because I love the feel of this guitar. These pickups are absolutely awesome. Get them and get them now!

                         
                        5.0

                        These are '65 strat pickups for sure!

                        By Papadosio

                        from The Great State of New Hampshire

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                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Affordable price
                        • Amazing vintage strat sound
                        • Vintage spec

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • It's a strat. Anything!

                        Comments about Fender Pure Vintage '65 Strat Pickups:

                        If you are after the mid 60s Hendrix style Stratocaster tone, these are the pickups for you. I love the vintage spec construction. Price is surprisingly affordable. Fender could charge nearly double for these if they wanted. Highly recommended!

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