Fender Tex Mex Pickups
Cook up some barbecue with the heat from some Fender Tex Mex guitar pickups. I purchased a set of tex mex pups on an ebay store, after a few cocktails. I don't recommend shopping on ebay after having a few drinks. They were seventy dollars, with free shipping, so compared to all the other Fender pickups these seemed to be a steal.
These pickups come standard on the Jimmie Vaughan stratocaster, so I figured if they are good enough for the slower playing, plucking Vaughan, I figured they'd be good enough for one of mt strat clones.
In my humble opinion these pickups will do anything you'd like on a strat. They quack like a duck, will play bright, will play warm, and are pretty quiet in the unshielded body of this particular clone. I'm always torn between stacked humbucker, and single coil strat pickups. I love the silence of the stacked, but can't deny that there is something better about the single coils. Can't put my finger on it, but there is.
These particular pups have been potted at the factory. They come with plenty of wire, directions, and screws with adjustment springs. I prefer to use surgical tubing rather than springs. However I'm beginning to think it doesn't matter. Some say the springs will make noise at certain harmonics, but I've never been able to tell.
For those that are interested here are the coil specs:
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
If you're looking for an affordable set of pickups that won't let you down, try a set of Fender Tex Mex pups.
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