View Full Version : I'm so torn! New p'ups or no new p'ups?

06-18-2015, 07:35 PM
Okay, I replaced the p'ups on my Strat with tex-mex p'ups because I felt they are twangy, but can be overdriven (see my signature about that), which works well with songs like "La Bamba". The thing is, I do want more bite in the neck position, but as I use the twangy neck for fifties rock, I want to keep the twang and " Stratocaster Sparkle" of the tex-mex P'ups. Does anyone know of a p'up that has the twang and Sparkle I'm looking for, but a bite that could play AC/DC style heavy classic rock? Or will I have to suck it up and play La Bamba in the middle position?

06-18-2015, 07:39 PM
I should clarify, tex-mex have a strong "bite" but not the heavy rock crunchy kind, there needs to be more words to describe sounds...

The Big Kahuna
07-10-2015, 05:03 AM
Just came across this while browsing the guitar forum.

The Tex Mex set are a pretty cheap set of pickups to be honest (currently about 60 for a set of 3).

If you're wanting to play rock, you're going to have to put something with a hefty output in the bridge, not the neck. Something like a Seymour Duncan Hot Rails perhaps. You're not going to get the harmonics and attack for rock from a neck pickup, however powerful.