This is a list of all the current model Fender Stratocasters that ship with a set of Fender Noiseless pickups. Note that past versions or different years of each guitar could vary and that this page specifically deals with current models.
The Noiseless pickup series is one of the best single coil options for Stratocasters, since single coil pickups have historically had issues with noise.
It's the same situation with Telecaster pickups.
If you're looking for just the Noiseless pickups, you can checkout our roundup here.
Read more: Best Fender Strat Noiseless pickup set
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Comparison Table of Fender Stratocasters with Noiseless Pickups
This table lists all the Fender Stratocasters we could find that ship with Noiseless pickups already installed. Again, be aware that exact specs are subject to change depending on where and when you're buying.
Fender American Ultra
Fender Player Plus
Fender Player Plus HSS
Fender American Ultra Luxe
Fender American Ultra Luxe Floyd
Fender American Ultra HSS
Fender Eric Clapton Signature
Fender Jeff Beck Signature
Fender Tom Morello Signature
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What are Noiseless pickups?
The Noiseless series by Fender is a line of pickup sets, all single coil, that are designed to mitigate noise issues that tend to crop up with single coil pickups. While many brands are better at reducing noise issues in single coils (Seymour Duncan, Fishman, etc.), the Noiseless series by Fender is particularly effective with Stratocasters and Telecasters.
If they are not included with the Stratocaster you've purchase or already own, you can buy the Noiseless sets separately and have them installed.
The Noiseless pickups almost always come in sets:
- Stratocasters: Three single coils
- Telecasters: Two single coils
What about older Stratocasters with Noiseless pickups?
As mentioned earlier, all bets are off for older Stratocasters from years past. We've listed guitars that are currently in production (at least at the time of this article being published), but older models are a little harder to pin down.
- Discontinued Stratocaster versions or variations
- Models from years past (2017, 2018, etc.)
Noiseless pickups will often be listed in a used product description, since they are so desirable.
But the best bet is still to go with a new Strat that ships with the pickups already installed.
How do I identify the Fender Noiseless pickups?
The Fender Noiseless pickups are labeled with the "Noiseless" wording on each single coil. We've seen some that also add the "Fender" script. This makes them pretty easy to spot when they're already installed in a Stratocaster.
Here's a closer look on the Vintage Noiseless pickups:
Do the Noiseless pickup sets prevent all noise?
In most cases, they should be pretty quiet.
That said, final results will always depend on your rig, particularly how much gain you're pushing through.
On higher gain settings (higher distortion), you'll definitely have some noise that is normal and probably won't be totally mitigated by the Noiseless pickups. Still, it'll be far better than if you didn't have them installed.
For clean tones and lower gain settings, noise should be a non-issue.
Fender has done a great job with their pickup series, particularly the Noiseless sets. For any Stratocaster owners, we'd recommend installing these if you haven't already, and if you're buying a new Strat, target one that ships with these pickups.
They'll solve most of your noise problems and make your Stratocaster a lot more enjoyable and useable.
If you have questions about any of the Fender Stratocasters with Noiseless pickups that we've listed, hit the comments section below.
We'll help out as best we can.
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