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  • Looking for advice on a trio of pickups for a versatile Strat.

    I’ve got a MIM Strat body that I’m ready to slap some pickups in. What I want:

    • Strat position 2 is my jam, especially with a traditional single in the middle and something stronger (like an FS-1) in the bridge.
    • A Straty singlecoil in the middle.
    • Neck humbucker. Has to fit in a single space though. I could do the neck and bridge in series (and I’ll probably have that via a push/pull) but I’d like a neck pickup that sounds humbuckery.
    • Vintage output. I’ve been moving all my guitars over to low output pups, and I much prefer it.
    • Noiseless. I love the FS-1, but it’s too loud with my rig.
    • Similar volume balance across all positions.
    • Conform to the SSH routing. I’m fine with going all singles, but I’d be thrilled to find a way to use a PAF (maybe splittable?) in the bridge.

    I’d really appreciate any suggestions or experiences you guys might have!
    Last edited by Edge_of_the_Wall; 10-29-2019, 06:41 PM.

  • #2
    Re: Looking for advice on a trio of pickups for a versatile Strat.

    So,
    Little Screaming Demon in the neck
    RWRP QP middle.
    59/Custom bridge.
    Either a standard 5 way switch with a mini toggle to add the bridge to positions 3 4 and 5. Or a 7 way.

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    • #3
      Re: Looking for advice on a trio of pickups for a versatile Strat.

      ^^
      That's a good set.
      I'd add
      Little 59 neck
      Five Two middle
      and keep the Hybrid in the bridge.
      Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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      • #4
        Re: Looking for advice on a trio of pickups for a versatile Strat.

        Thanks for the advice guys! I’ve got a Hybrid on the way; what pot values should I use?

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        • #5
          Re: Looking for advice on a trio of pickups for a versatile Strat.

          The Hybrid sounds good with 500 or 250k volume. Use 500k for tone.
          Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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          • #6
            Re: Looking for advice on a trio of pickups for a versatile Strat.

            Originally posted by Mincer View Post
            The Hybrid sounds good with 500 or 250k volume. Use 500k for tone.
            'till I read this I was going to do 250K for putting together a JB Jr/DB/Little59 strat set since Everything Axe sets from both 920D and SD use 250K. Always wondered why they're doing 250K on what are essentially humbuckers...

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            • #7
              Re: Looking for advice on a trio of pickups for a versatile Strat.

              They were designed to drop in the standard Strat configuration without having to change other components.
              Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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              • #8
                Re: Looking for advice on a trio of pickups for a versatile Strat.

                This is the most versatile pickup configuration I think I've come across. I know you said you want a single coil sized bucker but just throwing it out there.

                Originally posted by NegativeEase
                I'd wager that Clint can best GuitarStv at Wat and WAAAT... but not Watts.

                I think in the International System of Units (SI) a "WAT" is defined as a derived unit of 1 Clint besmirchment per hour

                and WAAAT is defined as a derived unit of 1 Clint kilojoule of described Nirvana transgression per post.

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