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Bill Flude
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I am thinking of replacement for the Mexican Strat I sold last year.

Three pickups - either three single core or pos two singles with a splittable humbucker in the bridge position.   Any recommendations - need to work well clean and dirty…..

 

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@frocesterbill: Iron Gear pickups are an inexpensive but excellent choice.. Pig Iron single coils or vintage 6TS.. perhaps combined with a Dirty Torque in the bridge. It all depends a bit on the styles you want to cover of course.


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I had visited the Iron Gear site - was worried they were too cheap…….

I have used Bare Knuckles, SD, Creamery….

Also have a pair of Wilkinson Zebras in my Bandsman based build.

All sound good….

Will put Iron Gear on my list….

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Posted by: @frocesterbill

Any recommendations - need to work well clean and dirty…..

@frocesterbill Iron Gear are pretty good for the cheaper end of the scale. I’ve used them on many builds and I think their Rolling Mill humbuckers are one of their best. They are available in an overwound version too, if you wanted that bit extra kick. 
I have also used Bareknuckle humbuckers too. Their VHII and Rebel Yell I can recommend, they both have a lot of tonal depth, clean or dirty. 
Wilkinson Zebra is also something I’ve used, although not quite as good as the Iron Gear, Rolling Mill (in my opinion). 

Hope this helped a little. 
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@boo you're right, Iron Gear has pretty good stuff, I remember using it in my early days as they were a little cheaper option. Days when I used to find cheap yet the best substitutes from instruments to even aussie resumes, I pretty much used to look for the best for my passion and pocket as well.


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Posted by: @frocesterbill

I had visited the Iron Gear site - was worried they were too cheap…….

If you'd prefer, I've got some old Iron Gear pickups that I can sell you for 3x the new price?

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Seriously, I know what you mean about them appearing "too cheap".  How good could they be at that price point?  

Costs are cut by the low-key marketing (you'll not see many ads, etc), the stability of the range (they're not spending loads on R&D and constantly tweaking specs) and the designed-in-UK, made-in-China model.

Quality seems to have been maintained - I've got some from ~12 years ago, and some from last year, and they seem to have been built with the same care and quality materials.

Give them a go - you'll not lose much if you don't take to them.

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Cheers - will give them a go!

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