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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:03 pm    Post subject: Squier Cyclone needs pickups Reply with quote

Looking for suggestions for pickups for a newly acquired Squier Cyclone. I play mostly blues and rock. Would like to keep the single coil and hum configuration. Wanted to try some GFS pickups...or something budget friendly. I have a squier 51 pickup set sitting at home but was afraid it would sound too much like my other 51s if I used those pickups. any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bluesy rock on a (relative) budget? DiMarzio. Bluesbucker bridge + Area 61 or Area 58 neck. Silent and awesome single coil tones. They're not exactly "cheap" but can be found used for under $50 each.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

<cue my obligatory plug for gfs>

there's always the endless tonal and aesthetic options from guitar fetish.

at their price points, you could totally experiment with a couple options without breaking the bank.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y'all need 2 read. He mentioned he wanted to try GFS. I think he was looking at what kinda pups to try.

But Anyway, I would say 'trons would be some good low-output blues rock buckers in a cyclone. But yeah, GFS has a ton of weird/cheap pickups so you can always swap them out at a later date.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Squier Cyclone needs pickups Reply with quote

scion08 wrote:
Wanted to try some GFS pickups...or something budget friendly.

I went with the latter part of this sentence because I can't really recommend GFS humbuckers to be honest. I like their Jazzmaster and Tele pickups, but their humbuckers aren't any better to my ears than other cheap humbuckers...Squier, Epiphone, PRS SE, low-end Ibanez, etc. They are cheap, yeah. But to me they sound cheap. Have not tried their "tron" series, though.

Unfortunately it seems like Bluesbuckers are hard to come by used. Same for a single "Area" pickup. And I didn't realize DiMarzio prices had gone up so much. He'd be looking at around $160 brand new. That price would buy three sets of GFS pickups Rolling Eyes Cheaper than "boutique" brands, at least. And, with DiMarzio, if you don't like it, they'll let you swap it for any of their other pickups.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes looking for gfs recommendations...or cheaper/used pickups

Trons sound interesting...I don't have any guitars with those...
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