"Sweeter, purer, more tinkly highs that feel light and bouncy when played as a chord and has a little less bite than the Impersonator E56. More snap than the Scoop. Remarkable presence factor thanks to more upper harmonics than modern Strat pickups -and- there is no hint of ice-pickup or upper mid spikes - just sweet gorgeous highs like you've never heard before. Low wound strings are more scooped than genuine vintage and the moderately aggressive sound of Fender's CS 69 is instantly recognizable, sans the 60Hz hum. Like a Fender pickup it resists crunching at clean loud room volume...
...Genuine original 69 Strat pickups had this kind of sound. Marketing claims that genuine original 59 Strats produced this kind of sound; they did not, they produced more substantial tones like Hank Marvin's original and genuine 59 Strat. The 69's had a lighter feel and more more tinkly. "
Guitar: 2019 Kinman Accolade Series
Amp: Marshall SV20H Plexi and LV212 cabinet
Extra Effects: GFI System Specular Tempus - 70's Plate
Cables: Montreaux and Free The Tone
Mic: Samson Airline77 (me), Shure SM57 (amp)
Camera: Canon 60D (me) and Nikon D5100 (pedals)
Soundcard: PreSonus Quantum & Fractal Audio Systems Axe-FX III (guitar, mixing and bouncing).
Monitors: Blue Sky Media Desk 2.1
Computer: Apple iMac 27" i7 3.4 GHz 16 GB RAM
Software: Logic Pro X, Waves Plugins, Apple Final Cut Pro X (video editing and Youtube compression).