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    Default Best Humbucker Strat Neck?

    I've got a double fat Strat with two pickups, an A2 59/C bridge and a Epiphone Waxmud Pro in the neck just to fill the slot. Heres what GC has used where I live:

    PGn
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    What do ya'll think would be the best for me? I play classic rock and blues, with occasional jazz. I also need something that splits well. Rounded treble and light bass would he nice as well.

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    Default Re: Best Humbucker Strat Neck?

    Without a doubt, the Alnico II Pro, which will do the rounded trebe jazz thing really well, even on a Strat. I have a setup like that, and it is really wonderful.
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    Yep, A2P by far for what you describe followed by Slash followed by PGn, based on your list. A CC/APH double fat strat was the best sounding combo I ever had.

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    Another vote for the A2P.


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    Uh, isn't the Slash neck and the A2P basically the same thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayrton View Post
    Uh, isn't the Slash neck and the A2P basically the same thing?
    It's overwound by just a bit- mine reads 8.4K and I the A2P neck is spec'd at 7.5K.

    Also, I could be mistaken but I think both the Slash neck & bridge are made with old style braid leads, no 4-wire connections for splitting.
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    The A2P is nice in the neck for clean tones, but if you want a bit more grit and attitude the Pearly Gates neck model will do it for you.
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    I checked: be aware that the Slash neck is not splittable unless you were to mod it with a 4-wire lead.

    I'd probably pick the PG too for blues & rock. A2P is also a great choice, a little smoother than the Pearly.
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    Firebird mini humbuckers in all the positions.

    Fight me.

    https://youtu.be/nUWw-W8sehc

    GFS would work just as well.

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    Two quarter pounders next to each other, otherwise known as blackmore sandwich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Mavashi View Post
    Two quarter pounders next to each other, otherwise known as blackmore sandwich.
    I have always thought about buying two underwound QPs pit together on the same bobbin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodeanicus View Post
    Firebird mini humbuckers in all the positions.

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    GFS would work just as well.

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    rounded treble? i think not. splits well? also no. dont me wrong, i LOVE the antiquity firebird pups, but i dont think they are what the op is looking for

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    CS69 in a conversion mount cover
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    Duncan dedicated neck pups are often a rebadging scam of selling the exact same thing under different names, so Im of the "stop paying for it until they cut the crap" school

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adieu View Post
    Duncan dedicated neck pups are often a rebadging scam of selling the exact same thing under different names, so Im of the "stop paying for it until they cut the crap" school
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adieu View Post
    CS69 in a conversion mount cover
    PG (b)

    Duncan dedicated neck pups are often a rebadging scam of selling the exact same thing under different names, so Im of the "stop paying for it until they cut the crap" school
    I've never heard this in almost 20 years of playing SD pickups. Duncan certainly uses some same coils with diff mags and pole pieces for different bridge pickups, but I can attest to their neck pickups having varied unique tones.

    What do you offer as evidence for your position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
    rounded treble? i think not. splits well? also no. dont me wrong, i LOVE the antiquity firebird pups, but i dont think they are what the op is looking for
    What the hell does "rounded treble" even mean? Those pickups are not ice-picky by any means. And with their treble response, you don't need to split them.

    And by the way, my post was facetious. I don't expect the OP to take it seriously. It's my own preference. But thanks for speaking for them, Mr. Helpyhelper McBusybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adieu View Post
    CS69 in a conversion mount cover
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    Duncan dedicated neck pups are often a rebadging scam of selling the exact same thing under different names, so Im of the "stop paying for it until they cut the crap" school
    Say what

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adieu View Post
    CS69 in a conversion mount cover
    PG (b)

    Duncan dedicated neck pups are often a rebadging scam of selling the exact same thing under different names, so Im of the "stop paying for it until they cut the crap" school
    I don't get this, and it simply isn't true. Name 2 models that are the 'exact same thing with different names.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I don't get this, and it simply isn't true. Name 2 models that are the 'exact same thing with different names.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chistopher View Post
    I have always thought about buying two underwound QPs pit together on the same bobbin.
    And here thought i had a brilliant moment of guitar slap stick comedy ...
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