Best pups for my setup

  • Custom shop 69

    Votes: 6 85.7%
  • Fat 50s

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • Custom shop 54

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pure vintage 59

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pure vintage 65

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fat60s

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters


New Member!
Jan 21, 2023
New jersey
Hello all. I currently own a Player series and would like to upgrade the pups. I got trigger happy and already bought a loaded 69 pickgaurd but haven’t opened. I’ve been getting mixed review with no real good vids on YouTube.

I play through a John frusciante / Hendrix inspired pedal board into a Jcm 800 or 68 plexi clone.

Mainly playing chili peppers Hendrix Isongs but I’ll throw in Clapton SRV sometimes. Based on this what would be the best pickup for me.


Strat-Talk Member
Nov 8, 2017
Yeah, you can't go wrong with the '69 pickups

I voted CS '69 they really appeal me for what I've heard, but at the same time they seems too weak... (not tested of my own) I'm in the same situation... looking for a set to replace my tex mex delta version in my self-build strat, too bright at my ears... to play rock-blues and classic rock, what's best?


Most Honored Senior Member
Oct 27, 2006
Upper Peninsula-Michigan
YOUR geetar, YOUR ears.............................and good luck on being satisfied with a pickup set :p

My opinion is the two best FENDER Strat pups on the planet earth:

57/62 (for vintage, wonderful ol' school Strat chime,bell, quack)

Custom Shop '69's (in your case)