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Re: Fender Vintage 57/62 Stratocaster Pickups

Postby Gary Allen » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:32 am

None of this matters if the guitar is not the correct shade of fiesta red... :D
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Re: Fender Vintage 57/62 Stratocaster Pickups

Postby roger bayliss » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:45 am

Here are the winding specs for Fender PU's in the early years. Clearly the DC resistance was in the range of 6k in the late 50s and early 60s. Another thing that influenced the sound was resonant frequency as well as loose scatterwinding and materials used. See chart on webpage lower down.


Further more we can see 34346 was made in 1959 from here


One notable thing about 59 pus is the formvar wire dia is 30thou where mostly it was 28thou.
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Re: Fender Vintage 57/62 Stratocaster Pickups

Postby John Brown » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:14 pm

All this information I know suits certain people but to me the average joe bloggs means nothing when all the other variables are thrown in, I have two strats one with the Hank Marvin Kinmans pickups and one with vintage Tonerider pickups both great sounding with Acetone Session amp either with an HSE , Magicstomp and Zoom Gu2.1u all of course with Charlie Halls registered patches. We have seen Pastmasters regularly and even had them at our 40th wedding anniversary now 10 years ago, along with them and The Rapiers they seem to be authentic shads sounds but skill and finger playing is far more important than pickup winding
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Re: Fender Vintage 57/62 Stratocaster Pickups

Postby dave robinson » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:14 pm

Having done a bit of research, my AVRI Stratocaster was made at the Corona plant in 1987 and is part of the historic series, which were continued to me made by the Custom Shop at that particular factory and were re branded as CS models.
The pickups were unique to those instruments at that time, which doesn't' surprise me as every one of those guitars I've seen sounds amazing. Maybe it's more than just the pickups ? :)
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Re: Fender Vintage 57/62 Stratocaster Pickups

Postby Uncle Fiesta » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:39 pm

It is indeed, the most important part of any guitar is the nut at the back.
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