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Noisy Pickups for a Strat
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Noisy Pickups for a Strat

I'm shopping around for the noisiest, most obnoxiously hot single coil to throw in an old strat of mine. It's for a lot of things, but mainly i'll be recording with this guitar and I need something that I can intentionally produce feedback with and get really noisy tones out of. Any ideas?
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I'm shopping around for the noisiest, most obnoxiously hot single coil to throw in an old strat of mine. It's for a lot of things, but mainly i'll be recording with this guitar and I need something that I can intentionally produce feedback with and get really noisy tones out of. Any ideas?
THE SINNER SINGLE COIL STRAT

https://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk...er-single-coil
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YES those are some great pickups, and definately ones that I was eyeing actually. All of bareknuckle's stuff seems top notch. I'm not sure i want to drop $200 worth of pickups into this thing just for a beastmode guitar but I just may. Perhaps i'll just get one for the middle position pickup? Thanks
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I'm shopping around for the noisiest, most obnoxiously hot single coil to throw in an old strat of mine. It's for a lot of things, but mainly i'll be recording with this guitar and I need something that I can intentionally produce feedback with and get really noisy tones out of. Any ideas?
Producing feedback has mainly to do with operating your amplifier at an adequate level (translation: LOUD.) Hendrix got plenty of feedback with plain ole stock Strat pickups - from an era where Fender's pickups were at their worst.

Overwound hot pickups will be lacking in highs. Hot pickups that use super strong magnets will cause additional string drag which will tend to inhibit feedback.

What are you using for an amp?
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My main amp is an Ampeg Gemini 1 60's model also I love my little Valve Jr with random external cabs.
Old 3 weeks ago
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My main amp is an Ampeg Gemini 1 60's model also I love my little Valve Jr with random external cabs.
HMMmmm.... You might need a bigger amp for feedback stuff. The Gemini might cut it, or might not depending on the version. IIRC the very old ones were a bit short on gain, but it's been a long time since I played one. Putting a gain pedal in front of the amp might help. The Gemini I was originally intended for accordions and jazz guitarists, so it's not real gainy by itself. Toward the late '60s Ampeg did a bit of a rerfurbishing of the design, it's possible that they updated the preamp.
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Yeah, I have the earlier model, not much gain, although it sounds great dimed. That being said i've had great success with a fulldrive on it. I also have a 00's reissue twin that's in the shop
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Yeah, I have the earlier model, not much gain, although it sounds great dimed. That being said i've had great success with a fulldrive on it. I also have a 00's reissue twin that's in the shop
Lovely amp. Not much good for feedback stuff.
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