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BaconCableNinja
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09/04/2011 12:58 am
I'm looking for the right pickup to deliver that amazing, smooth, glassy sound like you can hear on Stevie Ray Vaughan's Tin Pan Alley and other songs. i don't mind shelling out a few hundred bucks, but want to make sure I get the right set. I realize there are other components to the sound and I have the Fenders and an decent amp as well as a D/A and decent board that I can go direct into.
I am oh, so close...
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09/10/2011 6:57 pm
More than likely you're going to want a PAF style pup. Low output. If you go to the Seymour Duncan forum, they will probably point you to the 59.

Also, have you tried either Dimarzio or Seymour Duncan's pickup choosers?

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/tone-wizard/
http://www.dimarzio.com/pickup-picker
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09/10/2011 11:17 pm
Originally Posted by: BaconCableNinjaI'm looking for the right pickup to deliver that amazing, smooth, glassy sound like you can hear on Stevie Ray Vaughan's Tin Pan Alley and other songs.

'59 Fender Strat single coil pickups. Supposedly they are what the Texas Specials are modelled on. But some claim the Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Single coils are a better match.

References:

http://www.srvguitar.com/DIY3.html
http://www.srvguitar.com/theguitar.html
http://www.stevieray.com/srv-strat.htm
http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/stratocaster/vintage-output/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Ray_Vaughan's_musical_instruments

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09/11/2011 6:23 am
Hmm, I was in humbucker mode. Chris is leading you down the proper path.
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09/11/2011 8:36 am
hi,Hi I'm Useing An Old Boss Me6 From 1985 i think that was the year i've Had since i was 16 i love it,but ive allways wanted the valve warm rock tone ive got EMg Pick ups Now in my Strat and thats made it so much Better but no quite got that sound yet.Ive Tried other things like line 6 pod xt live and boss Me50.but i love the clean sounds on my me6 that much i cant get close to the that on the new stuff.so i allways go back to my me6.any ideas i would be very greatfull? i dont use an amp i go direct thru mixing desk.and go thru a D.I. box.

just explain it a bit more simple.id love it if i could get my Old Boss Me6 To Sound Like A Valve sound.that would be so good :)
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09/18/2011 3:38 am
Rick, Chris - excellent references from both! I've got some shopping to do. Thanks!
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09/23/2011 4:15 am
Originally Posted by: RickBlackerMore than likely you're going to want a PAF style pup. Low output. If you go to the Seymour Duncan forum, they will probably point you to the 59.

Also, have you tried either Dimarzio ac repair or Seymour Duncan's pickup choosers?

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/tone-wizard/
http://www.dimarzio.com/pickup-picker



Well yeah, these are cool man! I mean, I them and they are so awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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09/23/2011 9:15 pm
hi,
I guess the thing to remember is Stevie used a single coil guitar, a strat. Also the neck was changed to an older model style. I guess what I'm getting at is everything on or in the guitar is going to give it it's own character. Everything from how old the wood is (the older, the dryer and usually lighter), guitar shape, control electronics and wiring, string gauge ( he used a very heavy set), etc., then your guitar cable, any inline devices, your amps and speakers. Stevie would, on some cabinets use tape across the center of the cone area on the grill cloth (outside) to decrease high frequency beaming. Usually just an "X" shape in the center of the speaker area. I live in San Antonio now but, when I lived in Austin I saw and spoke with him a couple of times about his set-up. He had other guitars and amps, I saw him with a Dumble once, but his main guitar was a single coil Stratocaster. I don't remember if he changed any out with older or newer pick-ups of the same type but, even this would change the sound. However, his sound....well he could get it with whatever he played because it's all in the hands, head and heart anyway.
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