I have a Fender Stratocaster 1989 US, and I wanted to change the original pickups that seemed a bit bland.
After reading various opinions on the site, I contacted Marc Aimar by Mail. His response was very fast, and after a few email exchanges I decided to set a Gilmourish that seemed best to correspond to what I was looking for.
The order placed, I received the plaque eight days later.
I installed it quickly and I was disappointed because the background noise was very important.
I contacted Marc Aimar mail to signal this anomaly and after some discussion it made me realize that I had reversed the son on the base of the jack.
After repair, I was immediately enchanted.
The sound of the pickups is very accurate, very balanced. All strings sound and have a lot of depth.
The neck pickup is round and warm, with serious fine or if you want slamming There are many dynamic and can qualify his game from mild to more aggressive. He sings well
The middle pickup is very well balanced but slamming it expresses variations attack pick.
I love the micro easel in his clean because of the low gloss or crunch and overdrive with its power and tone that has an air of telecaster. It is never garish as original microphone,
The intermediate positions are also very nice, Channel / Medium is my favorite.
I also note that I had a problem with the volume control was set by Marc Aimar soon as it was reported.
Wanting to get closer to the sound Direstraits first albums, I threw myself into buying this kit.
These microphones are mounted on a magnificent replica of a Pensa Shur developed by an excellent luthier (Thibault) I salute the way.
Note that I mainly play clean sound.
And, slap it sounds, it's hot, sparkling, subtle without ever being aggressive in the treble.
The sustain is incredible également.J 'mainly uses Channel / middle positions and middle / bridge.
To conclude, this kit far exceeds my expectations and provides real pleasures of the game and allowed me to get closer to the sound I wanted.
Go there without any fear it is a safe bet.
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lilicaro's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" waouhh!"
J uses these pickups recently, they have just been mounted. I do not have much experience of the guitar (played for 3 years) but I am a lover of his long and I heard quite a strat! And there ... Nothing to do with the old pickups mounted on my 99 strat, the neck pickup has this very clear, powerful sound that I like, the bridge pickup is just wonderful! I wanted a typed his Gilmour, I served, my luthier has also linked my neck and bridge pickups using a switch .... Great! Frankly nothing to do with the old pickups, it's just another dimension! My luthier who has a long experience of the guitar told me that these pickups were really extras and even left a comment on fb.Je highly recommend these pickups and if by chance one day I had to equip a new guitar, I will definitely call ms tornado!
I wanted to order a set of pickups for my Fender Stratocaster Highway 1, which seemed to be a good basis for improvement but I really did not play because of the sounds that came out ... Information taken (and thanks to Audiofanzine user reviews), I contact Marc Tornado MS which suggests to me a set of two "Texas Hot" in the neck and central and a "Gilmourish" saddle.
In addition, I asked the assembly of these mics on a shield and Marc took care of me for wiring, installation and finishing. The result is well above my expectations and found a wiring old son with fabric, beautiful welds and quality parts "shop" (I had never seen a capacitor tone also impressive for its size!). For the options, I enjoys tone knobs "No-Load" that render sound in its entirety without filtering when 10 and a push-pull on the volume which allows me to activate the neck pickup and enjoy and 7 positions instead of five traditional positions. And given the quality of the mics, I am delighted selected options!
I wanted a vintage single coil sound high quality but by reducing the lens side that is typically found on the Stratocaster ... My friends, what was my surprise!! I use this set "custom" for a few days now and my guitar was transformed, transcended!
The Gilmourish is a simple on-wound micro to make it less crystalline and more powerful than traditional single microphone. The result is an impressive level of output, a warm and accurate sound, very comfortable in overdrive or distortion, but especially a grain to fall!
Gilmourish the saddle feels the 60 and 70 full tubes with relatively dark vintage character. This mic has a lot of personality as its general tone is the opposite of a traditional Stratocaster pickup. Here, the sound is not very bright and it is quite a bump in the high-mid and low-mid. Attention is still remains on single coil pickups, but sometimes I seem to hear a Gibson SG with humbucker splite ... Comparison made with my SG-X 1994 has a 500 T splitable, actually it is not far!
I love this mic, its clear or crunch / overdrive / saturated because it has a real personality, a unique sound!
Like his classmates, the Gilmourish great respect for the emotions and the slightest variation in the pick attack feels. Bandwidth is amazing and the microphone is never too aigrelets or deaf. The sound is "full" everywhere!
Mixed with Hot Texas middle or neck, the sound changes dramatically tone and neither microphones takes precedence over the other, which gives her a ... through! Since I set it, I discovered a new position on the selector, intermediate positions that I had used two or three times in my life ...
It is certain that this set does not necessarily suit everyone, microphones with a strong personality and this time I did not find it "Stratocaster" but rather "Strat that has the cough!" This is exactly what I wanted and I'm really pleased to have contacted Mark for making this plate.
These single-coil pickups are the best I have ever heard so far, just! In addition to sound quality, they are perfectly suited to my needs.
I did not know that Fender products in terms of single coils pickups. Apart from the origin of my Highway 1 pickups, I've listened to and played microphones "American Standard" and microphones Fender Custom Shop '60 's, because I am the proud owner of a '60 Stratocaster Relic Olympic White ... I will also tell you a secret ... It is likely that the set L Series in '60 Tornado MS comes piggyback on this guitar quickly ... In fact, I think my Highway 1 sounds better than the Custom Shop now say it!
The price / quality ratio is excellent and the more you work a French craftsman. Of course you are buying a product but also service and advice from Marc were very valuable to achieve a good result. Under these conditions, it is obvious that I would do this choice.