1. A Brief History Of The Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar

    A Brief History Of The Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    If you have a passion for guitars, then you have undoubtedly come across the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. First released in 1954 by Leo Fender, this guitar has undergone numerous changes, changed hands and seen owners buy and sell it. It has experienced tons of changes ranging from the early 50’s and 60’s models to the CBS models. It has seen famous musicians through their successful careers and has influenced the design of modern guitars. Here's a brief history of the mighty Strat from its launching in 1954 to the present day.   Continue reading →
  2. The Top Blues Pickups

    The Top Blues Pickups
    [caption id="attachment_2235" align="alignright" width="300"]shpr-1-set-white SEYMOUR DUNCAN SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set - White[/caption] Hard rock seems to get most of the attention when it comes to shredding solos and being the atypical music star, but that doesn’t mean blues guitarists can’t melt faces with the best of them! Today, we're selecting our top five picks for that good ol’ American sound. It does come to mind that pickups aren’t made to fit on all guitars, so we’ll do our best to get a little variety in there as far as featured guitar bodies go. Well then, read on and check out our list for the top pickups for blues!     Blues Pickups for Stratocaster and Stratocaster-styled Guitars One of the most popular guitar bodies ever produced is that of the Fender Stratocaster. There are innumerable clones of varying quality and even a diverse model assortment of the real thing, and while certain aspects may be different from one to the other, one thing that you can always count on is the uniformity of the pickup slot sizes, letting your Fernandes Strat don the pickups of the real thing. The Stratocaster and their clones use three single-coiled pickups with only very few exceptions in the case of special models, but for all intents and purposes, these are for your standard Strat pickup configuration.   Continue reading →
  3. Quick Tips For Better Stratocaster Tone

    Quick Tips For Better Stratocaster Tone
    Q: "I love my Stratocaster but I am always looking to enhance my tone. Aside from replacing the pickups or anything else involving a soldering iron, is there anything I can do to upgrade my Strat's tone?"   Continue reading →
  4. Fender 57/62 Stratocaster Pickups Review With Video Demo

    Fender 57/62 Stratocaster Pickups Review With Video Demo
    The Original 57/62 pickups set is Fender's in-house answer to single-coils that aim to deliver the vintage-Strat sound, feel and vibe in a relatively inexpensive package. Reversed engineered from a 1963 Stratocaster, these pickups can be found on the company's American Vintage Strat model. With so much competition in the realm of pickups that aim to deliver vintage Strat tone from big brands and boutique manufacturers alike, how does Fender's own set fair? Surprisingly well, actually! Continue reading →
  5. Some of our Favorite Stratocaster Replacement Pickups

    Some of our Favorite Stratocaster Replacement Pickups
    [caption id="attachment_2806" align="alignright" width="300"]011-1502-803_1 Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster Electric Guitar Maple @ $2,299.99[/caption] The Fender Stratocaster is one of the best known electric guitars in the world. It's signature tone is just as legendary. From hard rock to blues, the sound of the Strat can be heard throughout rock and roll history. While stock Strat pickups are no slouches, maybe your'e looking for something a little different. Or maybe your original set is starting to fall a bit flat. Breathe some new life into your Stratocaster with these quality pickups! Continue reading →

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