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  • The Joe Bonamassa Signature Bonnie Pickup Set

    Check out this limited edition set here.

    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

  • #2
    seems like a nice set of strat pups. cool that they are a4, dont see much of that in single coils

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    • #3
      Joe is a great player with good tone. I'm sure i'd love these if i had a strat' to put them in.
      Epiphone Les Paul Tbte Plus (SD custom shop humbucker & SH2b neck)

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      • #4
        Did anyone notice that they're using a .1MFD cap, (same as .1 uf), for the tone control on the prewired pickguard? That seems extreme. I'm surprised that the tone control wouldn't act more like a volume control. 0.1 uf is enough to send ALL the signal through.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ArtieToo View Post
          Did anyone notice that they're using a .1MFD cap, (same as .1 uf), for the tone control on the prewired pickguard? That seems extreme. I'm surprised that the tone control wouldn't act more like a volume control. 0.1 uf is enough to send ALL the signal through.

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          I guess that is what Joe wanted.
          Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mincer View Post

            I guess that is what Joe wanted.
            And I think he knows more about it than I do. It do sound good.

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            • #7
              thats what all the old strats had

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jeremy View Post
                thats what all the old strats had
                Really? I did not know that. Now I need to try one just to hear it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ArtieToo View Post
                  Did anyone notice that they're using a .1MFD cap, (same as .1 uf), for the tone control on the prewired pickguard? That seems extreme. I'm surprised that the tone control wouldn't act more like a volume control. 0.1 uf is enough to send ALL the signal through.

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                  Appears to be the original spec for a 1950's-1970's Stratocaster, if these drawings can be trusted. (I've seein Leo's original drawings on the internet, still looking for them)
                  https://p4.zdassets.com/hc/theme_ass...1002B_SISD.pdf
                  https://p4.zdassets.com/hc/theme_ass...1000C_SISD.pdf
                  https://p4.zdassets.com/hc/theme_ass...7002A_SISD.pdf

                  Somewhere in the 70s maybe is where the .05uF came in?
                  https://p4.zdassets.com/hc/theme_ass...0072A_SISD.pdf

                  Since around the year 2000 drawings I'm seeing .022uF used (presumably due to noiseless/humbucking usage?)

                  Here's a teardown of a 1954 Strat: http://www.guitarhq.com/54strat.html

                  An original 1958 Strat control assembly

                  Last edited by beaubrummels; 01-16-2021, 08:32 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Great info. Learn something new everyday around here. Now I really need to try this. It just seems extreme on paper.

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                    • #11
                      as someone that uses their tone control a lot, i prefer a smaller cap for sure but since on these old strats the bridge doesnt have a tone control, you get full on treble from that position. i prefer to put the tone on the bridge pup and have a lower value like .02 to roll off some highs when using dirt

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jeremy View Post
                        as someone that uses their tone control a lot, i prefer a smaller cap for sure but since on these old strats the bridge doesnt have a tone control, you get full on treble from that position. i prefer to put the tone on the bridge pup and have a lower value like .02 to roll off some highs when using dirt
                        I do similar. I like one tone pot for N/M and one for the bridge. And .022uf has pretty much become my standard. But, I do want to try this .1uf thang.

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                        • #13
                          i usually leave the middle without a tone i also seldom use the tone on the neck pup but its nice to have

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                          • #14
                            So, I'm not a vintage Strat guy. Just how many 54/55/56/57-esque vintage sets are there out there besides this?
                            Originally posted by Bad City
                            He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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                            • #15
                              from duncan? none like this. and i dont think fender ever used a4 rods. the old plastics are a nice touch too

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