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Please be aware, you have opened the "more options" section, which means your really getting into the customisation of the pickups - and thats fantastic! It'll really allow you to make the pickups your own, so wether your looking to make a set that matches up with a certain historic specification, or you' re trying to match a single pickup to another from a different manufacturer - this is the way to do it!

Its worth keeping in mind though, that with every tweak you make, you'll be getting further and further away from what we'd call the "standard setup", and as such, that means the pickups will come under the remit of Custom work

With the Strings Ransom single coil, we set out to make a pickup that’s primary purpose was as a “companion” for Alnico 2 Humbuckers – Pickups like our Bourbon City, The Mucky Puppy and the Knee Jerks – fantastic pickups, but very difficult to balance out with in a Fat Strat® - Alnico 2s generally lend so much mid-range to humbucker that single coils will sound incredibly brittle and scooped by comparison (doubly so in the same guitar, with the same amp on the same settings!)

So the strings Ransoms were originally conceived to give anyone using a Hum/Sing/Sing some real balance in their pickups voicing by using those all-important Alnico 2 poles – and, in fairness to them – they do that brilliantly! They’re full and rich in the mid-range, they’ll take similar levels of gain to an Alnico 2 bucker, and when they break up, they’ve got that rich, chewiness to them that means it really works.

However (and this came as a bit of a surprise to us too) – they’re an absolutely fantastic pickup in their own right! The tones capable from this little rascal when stuck in the bridge are absolutely amazing! There’s a classic Strat® rock vibe to them that’s to die for – real plug and play stuff, and you’re not dealing with huge amounts of output, so they’re actually very well behaved when it comes to string noise and hum.

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A good all rounder. March 6, 2017
Reviewer: Jonathan M Leonard from Swansea, United Kingdom  
I bought a strings ransom 18 months ago. It was for my fender 50s series. The plan was to use it in the bridge position. It worked well, I didn't like the stock pickups that much, the bridge least of all, and the SR gave me a fuller more rounded sound, and with some gain in the amp or pedal it's almost humbucker like, growly sultry mids, and never thin and shrill.

Last year I put the stock bridge pickup back in, just to make sure I didn't like it. It wasn't as bad as I'd thought, but convinced me I was going to replace them all eventually.
So the Strings Ransom went back in, this time in the middle. It is just perfect. It has the mids, it has the muted growl and it rocks. I can understand why it would work so well in an HSS setup.

I've just installed an Axesrus Texas Blues bridge pickup, the strings Ransom is taking up mid pickup duties and doing a great job at that.

Which Neck pickup...? Axesrus for sure.

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