David Gilmour is recognized the world over for his revolutionary and incomparable sound which he has used to great effect both with Pink Floyd and as a solo artist. When you hear the tones coming out of his red Strat® you are hearing him play his signature EMG Pro Series system, the EMG-DG20. This set utilizes our ivory alnico loaded SA single coils, an EMG-EXG guitar expander for tonal girth and an EMG-SPC presence control to enhance the Strat earthiness, all prewired onto a custom 11-hole white pearl pickguard with white knobs. Drop it in and drop out of this plane of reality, you’re going for a ride.
First post. I’m about to get a Clapton Strat, which I prefer for several reasons, and I’m thinking of replacing the stock noiseless pickups with David Gilmour’s black strat’s:
Seymour Duncan SSL-5 (Bridge)
Fender Custom Shop ’69 (Middle)
Fender Custom Shop Fat ’50s (Neck)
Can I just get these and ask my tech to replace the pickups (while keeping the original Clapton circuitry)? As far as I know the mid-boost knob is operational all the time in the Clapton Strat and there’s a battery that runs the boost circuitry. I’m just thinking there may be compatibility issues related to a clash of active/passive pickup configurations. Is that the case?
If you happen to know if that would work, or how to make it work, please drop me a line.