Noiseless pickups for Mustang?

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  1. danadig

    danadig TDPRI Member

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    Hey all!

    There's a 2002 CIJ 69 Competition Mustang up for sale at a local guitar shop, and I've always wanted a Mustang. Tempted to buy it, but the thing is that 60 cycle hum drives me nuts when I play in my band. With my strat it was an easy fix, I installed DiMarzio Areas and Pro Track in the bridge and love it.

    For a Mustang, I'd want it to still sound as close to a Mustang as possible, but noiseless. Does anyone know if there are good noiseless Mustang pickups out there?

    I've heard of people putting in noiseless strat pickups, but don't want it to sound like a strat since I already have one. I love the classic jangly grungy sound of a Mustang.

    Thanks!
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  2. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Afflicted

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  3. Derek Kiernan

    Derek Kiernan Friend of Leo's

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    Mustang pickups are Strat pickups with flat poles and sometimes lower inductance. You're not going to get Strat out because the bridge and scale make it a very different guitar. I put a set of Bill Lawrence's L280s from Wilde in a friend's Mustang years ago, which really brought out the versatility of the instrument. The L200s would be a great Alnico-poled noisefree to keep the 60s vibe with plenty of the clarity you probably like out of the Mustang. Just keep height adjustments in mind because the original plastic covers in effect lower the pickup.
     
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  4. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Yep, what DK said. These are basically low-wind Strat pickups on a shorter scale, located at different point along the string. Nothing grungy sounding about them. I don't use noise-free single coils so I can't help ya there, but I'd go Bill Lawrence myself.
     
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    Kinmans if price isn’t an issue.
     
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