Originally Posted by walterw
by "select" you mean the fancy flame maple-topped american standards they came out with recently?
i think they're just regular american standard pickups, OK but nothing special. i don't know if they were included in the Great Upgrade of '12, where all the american standard instruments got nice custom shop pickups.
While it's fair to say that Fender has, from time-to-time, sold "old wine in new bottles", there are some definite aspects to the pickups in the Fender Select pickups that are not the same as the American Standard. I've not only read this from Fender and other sources, I've heard this from players who have played these.
I have not heard the actual pickups myself outside of a youtube video
I've been intrigued by these pickups - just trying to get more information...