HB's in a Strat? No way!

Discussion in 'The Pickup Place' started by Skydog, Mar 12, 2021.

  1. Skydog

    Skydog Gretschie

    Dec 19, 2014
  2. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    LOL. I like it.

    But I still don't think he looks like Prince.
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  3. Skydog

    Skydog Gretschie

    Dec 19, 2014
    The ginger snapped!
  4. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    Harry Potter did not age particulary dignified.:confused:
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  5. Marko60

    Marko60 Gretschie

    Mar 26, 2021
    Yorkshire, England
    Here's my bit of strat sacrilege, great working guitar though....
    Blue strat with P90.jpg
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  6. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    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...

  7. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    If I want HB's, I play my Les Paul. The SSS Strat will stay as it is.
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  8. larryr

    larryr Synchromatic

    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    Not even Duotrons?

    Or Powertrons?

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  9. larryr

    larryr Synchromatic

    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    I got the body and pickguard from my friend, Debbie. Trying to keep it close to her configuration while adding some Filtertron spice.

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  10. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    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 :D

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  11. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    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.
    15 G&L ASAT Tribute Ash.jpg
    6 G&L ASAT Tribute Special Irish Ale.jpg
    16 G&L ASAT Bluesboy.jpg
    2 Squier Contemporary HH Dark Metallic Red.jpg
    I love all four.
  12. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Gretschie

    Jan 11, 2019
    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. :)
  13. TubeLife

    TubeLife Gretschie

    Jan 23, 2020
    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.

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  14. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    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.
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  15. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    I feel like a Strat is a modding paradise. It feels like the guitar that can be modded to your hearts content
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  16. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Wow that sounds great, makes me want a Strat with a pair
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  17. larryr

    larryr Synchromatic

    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    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.
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  18. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I’m sorry, that sentence just does not sound right..:eek:
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  19. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
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