All user reviews for the Fender Original '57/ '62 Stratocaster Pickup Set
Audiofanzine FR's review
I installed these pickups on a Japanese Strat from 1989, which already sounded very well. I bought them secondhand. The pickups are wired with cables with a thick cloth jacket.
They provide a very wide and warm sound.
The sound is more precise, lows are more present, high-mids are smoother. The sound is wider and less tight. It's more a blues sound than a rock sound. Perfect for arpeggios because it's well-defined.
Surprisingly, they generate less noise than the original pickups of my Japanese Strat. The neck pickup is just fantastic. Position 2 sounds wonderful and dynamic. The guitar has still the same sound character because the original pickups were very good, but now it sounds smoother. I play blues and the crunch sound is wonderful. They provide the legendary Strat sound (the reason why we buy this guitar). I give them a 10.
Good value for money. I would buy them again.
DrMAB's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Everything you expect from a strat ..."
It's quite simple: I no longer recognize:
More nuance in the game: the "finger picking" brings a whole new sensation and is fun to shape the tone with your fingers.
+ Great sound palette available: with microphones original settings "extreme" the knobs "tone" were banned (0-2 muddy / past 6-7: screaming). Now these two knobs are really something .
The grave is dropped (blues, blues blues ....!), The mid and treble are "civilized." Indeed, the original rack mounted on my MIA was too aggressive (the maple neck there being no stranger, or at least not done to improve things) with the 57/62 we are in something much more musical. Output levels appear unchanged, so no scenery at the crunch. Regarding the ambiance, there is the sound of the early dire straits: exactly what I was looking for (thank you pitchoo34!).
The other registers are of course fully accessible to these microphones juqsu'à ... OD / disto light: and yes! (Well, it is not double anyway, but with TS808, it's all good).
I would recommend this product to anyone who wants his THE archetypal strat.
PS: after trial and error at the ropes, I must admit that these mics go very well with strings nickel, which remains in the mind 'vintage'.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
pitchoo34's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Beautiful sound to multiple harmonics"
I was looking for microphones to compensate for the flatness of the Fender SCN noiseless on my Fender Start U.S. delux and obtain a more expressive. I'm spoiled. The 57/62 are glittering and roundness accuracy. To compare them to what you may hear, I'd say they are close to the first album by Dire Straits.
All three pickups are identical. Feel is the bomb. I do not see the "hum" or noise ...
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
grou's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Multiple versions?"
The sound is very precise, sharp slap and deep, beautiful ... If these are indeed the 57/62 I will ever be that choice, otherwise I'd love to know what pickups it is.
5 of 12 people found this review helpful
lemmer007's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Opinion Fender Pickup Set 57/62"
Before I Standard Pickups that were inside that were not bad, but they sounded too modern for my taste, then I tried the Set of Fender Fat 50's pickups that sounded not too bad, but a little too dark in general , but the microphone Bridge and Middle pleased me well.
Then I swapped the boards against a Set of 57/62 and I find I have the sound I wanted, but the only really great position for the microphones in my opinion is the microphone Neck (Neck) it sounds really hot wholesale and vintage, the best position for the microphone, in middle position and Bridge I find it too late, so I sure will again change the micro bridge and middle for the Start!
The Set Fender 57/62 pickups is actually 3 completely identical and can be installed or you will, ie there is no order to install these pickups, any microphone is to bridge middle, neck ... Set not like FAT 50's eg each microphone has a colored dot behind which specifies the use neck, middle and bridge ...
With this set of micro (57/62) were not reverse polarity in position 2 and 4, so it was also the buzz of a traditional strat ...
YES I would do this choice, but I would buy only a single microphone position for Channel 57/62 because it is really great for the other position is not that they are zero, they are also very good but it is a matter of taste!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
rhum66's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
Blessed was my choice.
I was looking for the grain of the 50's: low output level and transparent crystal ...
the sounds are very "hendrixien" little wing type with a lot of transparency and twang.
this guitar has hugely improved and joined the category of classic american vintage type.
The bass is velvety and very soft (some find them a little weak ...)
méduims are the discrete and register slides rather Vres treble but never garish.
-Very good blues crunch are obtained with a tube screamer through a deluxe reverb 65 'reissue.
For high-gain sounds: forget it.
To get an idea: Play the first Dire Straits, Clapton Slowhand period or little wing.
-CAUTION: These microphones must always be playing on a tube amp made subtle and give them a proper output level.
an amplifier using these microphones appear low despite a grain always interesting.
In the kind feeling very vintage class, I give 10/10
See test youtube: http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=wK8TdsXsjrU
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
gtel77's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
So far, I think they are the best pickups for a Stratocaster. Their output level is in the average micro Start with a good balance of bass to treble. The bridge pickup is slamming without twisting the ears, the neck pickup is more runny. The microphone is central to the rhythmic TOP saturated. Positions 2 and 4 are really trs good, better than the CS69. The mdiums are Submitted as the CS 69, but less than the Texas Special typs. Playing in a blues rock record, I think these pickups are much better suited than the CS 69, which are good pickups, but trs mdiums dig in and made more acute on the East. It is more versatile than nanmoins Texas Special.
I have the US command, so trs good deal, and that day in my amp, it is those who give me the most satisfaction. I would do so this choice without problem.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Philou37's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
They replaced the Vant Tzante blues taient over the past fifteen years.
They are less beacoup typs with a lower output level and a wider band passande: less target medium.
I find beacoup more "musical" with a lot of nuance in the game clean sounds perfect, nice crunch trs, trs with a grain vintage.
I would do without this choice hsiter especially since the report qualitprix ds is good when you rev the achte United States.
1 people found this review helpful
Lhommedelaforet's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
It was to replace the pickups on my yamaha pacifica, which I found quite flat ... I took what a slap! In fact, the sound I had before was completely devoid of life! With these pickups, the sound is very warm, very soft, not loud in the treble and always with lots of harmonics!
In the neck position, it is a treat!
To actually use a preamp with at least light to find the "real" sound strat.
Price / quality ratio more than adequate, I would do that choice again!
1 people found this review helpful
david.locatelli's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
plot of the G string too high (due to string yarn)
it must be grown indoors if the G string is much too strong!
1 people did not find this review helpful