Stratocaster / Strat sound clips Silver style:
The Strat sound clips Silver style below give a representative sample of the tones available from this style. The Silvers are great for playing that emphasizes warm, vintage Blues or ‘clean’ styles but with the added grunt of the higher Bridge output when needed.
For a direct A-B sound clip comparison of Ironstone Silver and Platinum pickups against a stock Squier guitar go to Stratocaster Sound Clips.
Ironstone are happy to include good quality customer's Strat sound clips - please just get in touch through the Contact Us page.
Silver Sound / YouTube Clips
Charms And Arms was recorded through a Marshall 1974 X 18 watt valve amp with a Shure SM57 mic. (probably not the combination with the Silvers, most people would think of for a clean jazzy tone).
Also from Merv, thanks for this YouTube video clip including some lovely slide work, (professionally recorded using the Marshall 1974 X and a zendrive pedal).
Thanks to Pat Verdun over in France, for his YouTube clip of a beautifully self modified and relic'd 'Stratopat' Strat (originally a Squier Affinity).
Amp : Fender Blues Junior (JJ Electronics valves and Eminence Cannabis Rex speaker) Overdrive : Okko Diablo Gain + Delay : Boss DD3
Microphone : Prodipe STC3D Recorder : Tascam 2488 MKII
Mastering : Samplitude
Check out Pat's telecaster videos as well at the Telecaster Sound Clips page.
And special thanks to Hugh Bradley for his YouTube clip showing the results of a USA 1993 Peavey Predator pickup swap - original (ceramics) to Ironstone Silver (Alnico V). As always, better through some bigger speakers, but there is an extra bass depth to the Ironstones in the middle and neck positions as well as a smoother bridge.