May 7, 2013 in Gear Reviews

Upgrade Your Stratocaster Pickups

change strat pickupsOne of the easiest ways to improve the sound of your Fender Stratocaster is to upgrade the pickups. Stratocasters are famous for their signature look of three single coil pickups, but these single coil pickups can have a humming sound that you may not like. Some Stratocasters have their middle pickup wound backwards in order to act as a humbucker. In order to combat this humming noise, Fender players have the option of upgrading to more advanced pickups.

Deciding to upgrade to better pickups is only the first step. Fender offers an extensive collection of pickups that each offer slightly different sound and action. Each of the pickup sets listed below can be purchased new for around $200. The … Continue Reading