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What pickups are best to modify a stratocaster for Jerry tone?

PostPosted:Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:50 am
by Grateful Dad
I want to replace stock pickups in a stratocaster. I'm looking for opinions from the Jerry players out there who did this and what pickups they are happy with. Thank you!

Re: What pickups are best to modify a stratocaster for Jerry tone?

PostPosted:Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:42 pm
by Ebearius
I’ve have Custom Shop ‘69’s, d. allen 69 Voodoo’s, and Lollar Dirty Blonde pickups as replacements on Strats.
In my opinion, d. allen’s are the best for Jerry tone. Add an Alembic Blaster and a vintage Fender reverb-style amp, and you are pretty much there.

Re: What pickups are best to modify a stratocaster for Jerry tone?

PostPosted:Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:00 am
by bcresci
Scott Walker (of Scott Walker Guitars) was making single coil Dimarzio Super IIs some time back by chopping the humbucker in half. Not sure if he still is, but I picked one up and have been very happy with it.

Re: What pickups are best to modify a stratocaster for Jerry tone?

PostPosted:Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:17 am
by Pointclear
I’d look at dimarzio sds-1 pickups as well. They were in wolf fall 77-mid78, along with a stratoblaster. That era of tones has some of my absolute favorite characteristics.
They are hot single coils, and quite a bit different than normal alnico Strat pu’s.

Re: What pickups are best to modify a stratocaster for Jerry tone?

PostPosted:Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:50 pm
by tntawney
bcresci wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:00 am
Scott Walker (of Scott Walker Guitars) was making single coil Dimarzio Super IIs some time back by chopping the humbucker in half. Not sure if he still is, but I picked one up and have been very happy with it.
I can split one for you. It is pretty easy and I have extra magnets. I like them in the bridge and middle position. IMOP think a sd1 is better in the neck. I also have a guitar with the voodoo 69's. Either combo with a blaster is pretty killer.

Re: What pickups are best to modify a stratocaster for Jerry tone?

PostPosted:Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:14 pm
by Searing75
D. Allen Voodoo 69’s are amazing! I plan on trying Dimarzio SDS-1’s again. The first time I did, I wasn’t impressed, but that was long ago, and I did not have the blaster installed.