Light said:Kinman's are great. Your going to have a hard time going wrong with them. They don't sound as good as a set of really great REAL single coils (at least, not if you want that single coil sound), but they are as close as you will get in a PUP which is quiet.
"Cowards can never be moral."
ggunn said:Hmmmm. Are you saying that they won't sound as good as the (mostly) stock pups in my '61 Strat? The noise is not that big a deal; I play mostly in the #2 position and my (not stock but as close as I could find) bridge pup is RWRP. I do want that single coil sound (yeah, I know, the #2 position is technically a dual coil sound); I play mostly clean.
Light said:They don't sound as good as a set of really great REAL single coils (at least, not if you want that single coil sound), but they are as close as you will get in a PUP which is quiet.
Scottgman said:Hey Light, what would you consider as a set of really "great" single coils?
I'm thinking about changing the pups in my American Strat. I can't really say there is something I don't like about the tone, I just want to experiment. I love John Frusciante's tone and would consider that my ideal "Strat tone."
I took your advice on humbuckers (SD pearly gates and alnico) and have been very happy with those. So any advice would be appreciated...
Sorry for the hijack...
I have a Bill Lawrence P-Bass replacement and it is brilliant, I also have the 450-Ls and they are good but were not exactly what I wanted but they are really good so I have stuck with them. And I believe Bill Lawrence makes PU's for Fender now.GONZO-X said:the kinmans sound great....
but are really expensive.
you owe it to yourself, to check out the Bill Lawrence line.
got em loaded in two of my guitars now, and i ain't stoppin' there.