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Old 06-15-2015, 07:12 AM   #1
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Best budget pickups for the edge's sound?

I really love Edge's early tones from boy-unforgettable Fire, and I read that he used a Dimarzio fs1 in the bridge position in his strat. I was all set to get that, until I read that it lost a lot of the quack in the middle-bridge position that is nescisary for a lot of U2 songs.

Does anyone have any recommendations on good strat pickups under $100 that'll help get me closer to his tone, particularly his under a blood red sky tone, but will still get me a good quack sound? I currently use a stock mim strat with an ac15c1, but the pickups are a little thin sounding, and I'd like to try something better.

I was thinking about getting the Tex-mex pups. How are those?

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Old 06-15-2015, 06:54 PM   #2
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what about a Seymour Duncan SSL-5 Resistance 12.9k or SSL-4 Resistance 13.3k
and you should be able to keep your strat Quack.
i was once told a great sounding set is SSL-1 neck+middle and SSL-5 in the bridge
you could pick up a SSL-5 for under $100
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what about a Seymour Duncan SSL-5 Resistance 12.9k or SSL-4 Resistance 13.3k
and you should be able to keep your strat Quack.
i was once told a great sounding set is SSL-1 neck+middle and SSL-5 in the bridge
you could pick up a SSL-5 for under $100
Cool, thanks.


So the ssl5 would keep the quack better than the fs1 would?
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The FS1 gets mentioned often as it was mentioned in Musician magazine article at one point. But the thing is, I am not sure that pick-up was more than a short-lived experiment.




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Old 06-16-2015, 01:28 PM   #5
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@Fenderbendr your best bet is 'you tube' to compare but from
what ive been told the SSL-5 is a very good pick up along with
the SSL-1s



found this with google and the guy has Tex-mex



http://www.strat-talk.com/forum/pick...ex-bridge.html
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I was really going to say...why don't you go for Dimarzio Chopper, but I stopped


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@Fenderbendr how did you get on?
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@Fenderbendr how did you get on?
The ssl5 is still being shipped. I'll let you know what I think about it when I get it.
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Cool yeah hope it works out for you. The thing is about the early stuff is several magazines gave conflicting stories one said FS-1 and another said it was a Duncan lol I have the magazies sumwhere in my edge collection. hopefully the SSL-5 bridge pup will give that extra bit of punch but retain the strat goodness.
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