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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:44 am    Post subject: Supersonic pawn pickups Reply with quote

Picked up a 2012 super sonic. I noticed the pickups are super loud, and not the clearest... I took it to a tech. He did a coil tap push/pull and tone mod. He said the pickups are super hot. The coil tap sounds cool but the humb buckets are still loud and dirty. Anybody?

Anybody swapped out?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check what pots they've got in it. They're probably mismatched.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I swapped the original pot for a bourns 500k push pull, and I left the original pot. Which is a weird pot. But 500k. Solid shaft...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe a ground wire is messed up?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anybody else with the fender super sonic think the pickups are super loud and over the top?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nobody has anything to say about super sonic pickups? the both measure at 15k.

and the problem to replace is that fender used the 3 bolt humbucker, which nobody makes...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could use another Fender 3-hole style pickup (sourced from Amazon, eBay, independent sites) with a more moderate output such as the Diamondback, Twin Head "vintage", Tex-Mex, etc... stay away from the Enforcers and Atomic Humbucker (one of which you likely already have in the guitar).
Alternatively you could drill an extra hole in the pickguard between the existing two on the bass side. Those Fender pickups actually have 3 mounting holes on both sides so you can use them in any orientation or with any pickguard; the two bass-side screws aid angling of the pickup relative to pitched strings and also stop it moving when struck or rested on.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
You could use another Fender 3-hole style pickup (sourced from Amazon, eBay, independent sites) with a more moderate output such as the Diamondback, Twin Head "vintage", Tex-Mex, etc... stay away from the Enforcers and Atomic Humbucker (one of which you likely already have in the guitar).
Alternatively you could drill an extra hole in the pickguard between the existing two on the bass side. Those Fender pickups actually have 3 mounting holes on both sides so you can use them in any orientation or with any pickguard; the two bass-side screws aid angling of the pickup relative to pitched strings and also stop it moving when struck or rested on.



I was thinking about other fender pickups. Does anybody know of other 3 bolt humb pickups? I'm looking for that warm vintage sound
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schaller pickups can be set up that way, they have three holes on each side. I don't know if the spacing matches though, but they have detailed diagrams on their site, you can measure.
http://guitar-pickups.biz/hp12743/Humbucker.htm?ITServ=CY3fea284X1507a2cc4f9XY5d39

Also Fender Vista pickups, but you might not be happy with those either.

I keep reading the thread title "Supersonic prawn pickups".
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