Fender Tex-Mex Strat Electric Guitar Pickup Set


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Fender Tex Mex Strat Electric Guitar Pickup Set

Fender’s Tex-Mex Strat Electric Guitar Pickup set is a three-pickup set of moderate output pickups with a modern voicing.

When companies throw around the term “moderate” voicing they’re talking about pickups that straddle the line between great clean tones and medium amounts of grit, so think a solid blues and garage rock tone.

They aren’t going to give you the best metal or hard rock tone, but they are still really versatile overall.


  • Position: All
  • Magnet Material: Alnico 5
  • Dimensions: Not Stated
  • String Spacing: 52.451 mm
  • Available Colors/Covers: White

Market response continues to be positive, with most users describing it to be a great addition to their sound. Because this is a full pickup set, you’re also going to get a balanced tone and volume in each position. Though you don’t get as much versatility in tone, you do have the ability to switch positions without having to worry about a severe drop off or gain in volume. This is reflected in reviews, with users describing the sound as balanced and detailed. Lastly, it should also be noted that these pickups are also one of the more affordable sets available, and this surely helps keep it a consistent market favorite.

Not everyone will like its Texas blues style gritty tone, it will not be as clean and not be as high-gain friendly for some.

Tone is subjective, but this set is one of the best options available if you’re looking to hot rod your guitar without having to drop several hundred dollars on pickups.

Although this used to be on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Electric Guitar Pickups.