January 26th, 2009, 04:44 PM
With wich pups is loaded?
Do they fill the bill? (vintage sound)
Any measurements? (DC resistance and inductance)
Are they similar to any other Fender pup? (57/62?)
Can't find info on them... "3 Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat® Pickups with Staggered, Alnico Magnet Pole Pieces and Aged Covers " don't say too much...!
January 26th, 2009, 06:59 PM
Stock pup resistance is neck 5.8k, RWRP mid is 5.9k and bridge ( which is twanngy) is 6.10k. STA5 fender on each of the alnico pups.
There is a little controversy as to whether or not they are alnico III's or V's because the pickups in the CV 60's model are Marked STA3 so some think that they got them switched around on the two models.
I got the measurements from someone on the Strat Talk board.
Edited to say:
Oops I thought you were talking about the Squier Classic vibe 50's
January 26th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Thank you, but, not shure, maybe you are talking about the Squire CV 50s...
Thank you anyhow, I was looking for that specs too :)
January 29th, 2009, 08:21 PM
The MIM classic series pickups are all the same , all three that is ,all around 6K tad over. Sound pretty good, vintage tone ,what not ,Depending on a persons preference ;other spec.ed and scatter wound pups will work better. That being said they do sound pretty good. No RWRP in the classic series MIM. Alnico V, plastic bobins forget what the wire is 42 ? formvar I think.
Similar to the 57/62 well not really but still. The 57/62 are made with fiber bobins - top and bottom plates which allows the wire to come into contact with the mags (poles) The ones in the classic are a plastic injecton molded bobin which is not only a top and bottom plate thing, but has channels that the mags fit into ,the wire does not contact the mags. Does this have anything to do with why they sound different ?I don't know. But that is one of the differences.
January 29th, 2009, 08:42 PM
thank you very much for the info!!
IIRC the mags are laquered before winding so the wire is not in contact with them either.
The different sound should be from the different DC resistance 5k6 vs 6k and different inductance, different wire also... I guess
I can imagine winding pattern can alter freq response but it's hard to imagine that the material of the bobins do anything, but I'm an igorant
January 29th, 2009, 10:30 PM
I had a classic 50's for awhile. I took out the original p/ups and stuck in some high dollar Rio Grandes, .... for about one session.
The originals are quite nice in comparison, chimey. I think, if I remember right, they were in the same area as vintage... 5.6 to 5.9 or something around there, but please don't quote me.
I have some 57/62's in the mail, when I get them into my 57, I'll report back with my thumbs up or down.