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Discussion in 'The Pickup Place' started by Skydog, Mar 12, 2021.
LOL. I like it.
But I still don't think he looks like Prince.
The ginger snapped!
Harry Potter did not age particulary dignified.
Here's my bit of strat sacrilege, great working guitar though....
If it was my only guitar, I'd want humbuckers in a Strat. But I've got lots of humbuckers, so I'd want stacks, probably SD Classic Stacks. I have one that moves around some and I've always liked it. I need to get a Strat one of these days...
If I want HB's, I play my Les Paul. The SSS Strat will stay as it is.
Not even Duotrons?
I got the body and pickguard from my friend, Debbie. Trying to keep it close to her configuration while adding some Filtertron spice.
Well I've got a 2 x humbucker Tele.
Totally legit to put humbuckers in a Strat or Tele if you already have the single coil versions imo.
I've never seen any point in owning 2 guitars that sound the same.
Plus with good humbuckers you can split coil them so you get both single coil and humbucker tones.
I already have a single coil Strat and wanted the playability and comfort of a Tele in a much more versatile setup.
Major issue with Fender Deluxe (2 x humbucker) models is they've got a design fault with using 250k pots.
Humbuckers need 500k so the stock Fender Deluxe's sound too dark.
So my Tele got the Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded humbucker set with a CTS 500k wiring harness, treble bleed and split coils. So this Tele will deliver both single coil tones and sound like a humbucker SG. You need 500k pots for it though. Imo that makes it a much more versatile Tele and you can do same with a Strat
It doesn't matter to me what anyone does with their guitar, it's their guitar, right?
I wanted the "classics" first: SSS Fender Strat, SS Tele, HH LP and SG, etc. So I bought those.
But there are so many variations, especially from Fender/G&L/Squier, that they're hard to ignore.
I love all four.
I'm going to build a spare pickguard that will have a pair of TV Jones Classic/Classic Plus pickups in it. They are spare now I've taken them off my G5622T as I'm selling it and knew I wouldn't get any extra back with the TV Jones fitted. Not sure how it'll sound with them in the Strat, but a 'blank' pickguard is only £15 or so and I have all the other pots and caps in my spares box.
If it works out really well I'll build a whole new Strat for the pickguard, otherwise I'll just swap it over when the mood takes me: It's so easy with a Strat.
A very timely thread. Just completed a dual humbucker pickguard last night. The Strat started life as an American Fat Strat Dlx, then converted it to a SSS with SD Antiquities.
I decided to try the HH route. Had the SD 59 pickups sitting in a drawer along with the pots and wire. Purchased a new pickguard and pickup covers and now can easily switch between SSS and HH.
I really like the overall feel of the Strat, more than the Tele or LP. FWIU Leo took input from players and designed the rounded body to be more comfortable (than the tele) and I think he nailed it.
When I set a Strat in my lap it just feels right, like it fits there better than most. The weight is just right.
Almost 70 years of popularity have shown it's an excellent body for any combination of pickups and hardware. Some of the variations are insane.
I feel like a Strat is a modding paradise. It feels like the guitar that can be modded to your hearts content
Wow that sounds great, makes me want a Strat with a pair
Thanks Nick. In one of my insane g.a.s. moments I parted it out and regret it to this day. Will probably recreate it again in the future.
I’m sorry, that sentence just does not sound right..