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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:08 am 
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I have a 2008 Fender highway one stratocaster. It's been in a closet for a while but I took it out recently. The pickguard has aged to a nice cream color. I thought the guitar would benefit from a pickup upgrade and after much searching I went for these Duncan Antiquity Texas Hot set. It doesn't really show in the pictures but the pickups really look like they are decades old with aged bobbins with grime on them and dust on the wire cloth and all. But the actual wire itself is new and shiny lol. I've yet to try these pickups with some gain but on the cleans I can hear the aged magnets in play. Treble response is softer and the general output is soft and sweet, i.e 'vintage'. I'll try these out with a cranked tubescreamer soon but here's some pics of this SD custom shop set... happy pickings and rock on! :headbang :toast

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:36 am 
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Looks classy :thumbs now you have to age the guitar as well to match the pups, lol


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:20 pm 
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Looks nice :thumbs
Strat or like in the herd is a must have.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:47 am 
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That is a very good looking Strat :thumbs .

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:00 am 
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Sweet - nice looking guitar. Need some sound clips so we can hear how nice the pickups sound!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:31 pm 
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You still got the original Highway One PUPs?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:39 am 
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Thanks everyone for the compliments... :headbang

Macki I'm a noob so no recordings from me but there are many nice reviews/demos of these pickups out there in YouTubeland. :thumbs

Doc, yes I still have the pickups. What you thinking about dude? :toast

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:02 pm 
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My apologies for the delayed response. NorCal fires are insane right now, like nothing I've ever seen, so that has everybody out of sorts around here. The sky is orange during the day, hard to breathe, everything smells like a camp fire, white ash accumulating on cars like snow, and I'm more than an hour's drive away from the actual fires!

Anywhoo, I just sent you a PM about possible trade. One of my students had his electric stolen, unable to replace it right now due to limited funds. I have a Squire Strat I wanna clean up and give it to him, but this dude is a player (former music major), so I wanna give him something that sounds good... thinking some Hwy One pups would be significant improvement over stock MIC Squire pups.

Check your PM and lemme know what you think. Thanks!!

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SO many projects, so little time!

Classic II red Tele
Ferrington red Tele
81 Pioneer Bass
various Foci
various pieces parts...
Bastards:
Ed Sheeran Sig Martin LX1E, 1st ed.
Billie Joe Armstrong Gibson LP Jr, 1st year


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:55 pm 
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Doc wrote:
My apologies for the delayed response. NorCal fires are insane right now, like nothing I've ever seen, so that has everybody out of sorts around here. The sky is orange during the day, hard to breathe, everything smells like a camp fire, white ash accumulating on cars like snow, and I'm more than an hour's drive away from the actual fires!

Anywhoo, I just sent you a PM about possible trade. One of my students had his electric stolen, unable to replace it right now due to limited funds. I have a Squire Strat I wanna clean up and give it to him, but this dude is a player (former music major), so I wanna give him something that sounds good... thinking some Hwy One pups would be significant improvement over stock MIC Squire pups.

Check your PM and lemme know what you think. Thanks!!


Hey man I hope you're doing fine amidst all that chaos. I think what you're doing for this dude is very admirable, and I'd be more than happy to do a trade with ya. :toast

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:20 pm 
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Way cool of you brotha! I just sent detailed PM with a half-dozen options for your to consider. Lemme know if any of those sound interesting to you.
Thnx!

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Classic II red Tele
Ferrington red Tele
81 Pioneer Bass
various Foci
various pieces parts...
Bastards:
Ed Sheeran Sig Martin LX1E, 1st ed.
Billie Joe Armstrong Gibson LP Jr, 1st year


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