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|1/6/1999 5:24 PM|
Steve it's the same as the Mustang as you say but i have rewired the switchs to have a series position in addition to the parallel and out of phase.
I had a reply some time ago from some one to a question about that guitar and they stated that they liked the duo pups for the clean sound ( thats why they are not real strong ) and the fact that they were wound for humbucking it was someone i respected although i can't remember who.
My duo is a 65-66 and i think it's from the factory but it was 5 or 6 years old when i bought it.
The pups are real quiet single or togather so it's hard to tell.
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|1/6/1999 10:17 PM|
Did you add a third switch or did you manage to do the series/parallel switching with just 2 switches? I vaguely remember taking out the two slide switches and popping in two pairs of DPDT mini-toggles for some wierd switching scheme. (It was at that time that I first ran into the trick on-on-on DPDT switches and it took me quite a while to figure out why the switches were not operating as I had expected them to!)
As I recall, I thought that the stock pickups were "wimpy" but back then I knew absolutely nothing about tubes and tube amps so I was always looking for high output pickups to overdrive the preamp. The guitars were stolen many years ago but I think that I still have at least one set of the pickups around (either the Mustang or the Duo). I ought to dig them up and try them out in one of my strats...
I also seem to recall that the coils had fewer windings than a typical strat pickup which would account for their cleaner sound (I bet that Fender magnetized all of their pole pieces to the same strength at any given time back then.)
|1/9/1999 4:37 PM|
i had a switch to replace one of the stock ones but when i lifted the pickguarg off i was able to use the existing switches it's been a long time so i don't remember just how i did it.
The pups are real clean the only thing i realy don't like about the guitar is the scale size
( i have a guitar players nightmare wide hands with short fat fingers ) wonder what they would sound like on Strat scale length.
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