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Old March 25th, 2010, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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best humbuckers for a strat?

im wanting some opinions on what humbuckers people like to put in thier strats .im trying for a les paul thick sound. i realize a strats a strat but i want this one to be differant then my other strats any ideas?

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Old March 25th, 2010, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old March 25th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a pair of GFS humbuckers in my Squier Bullet. Crunchy Rails in the bridge and power rails in the neck. Sounds amazing clean or distorted! One of my friends heard/played it for the first time today (through my pocket amp) and commented on how awesome the pups sounded.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 08:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm diggin' my SD Pearly Gates.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i was thinking pearly gates might be good,i think my bro has them in his big apple.ill have to give em a listen
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Old March 25th, 2010, 08:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I hear seymour duncan invader is very thick.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 10:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm an SD 59 fan.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old March 25th, 2010, 10:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I love my lil' 59 bridge
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Old March 25th, 2010, 11:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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I am putting together another partscaster (my Jimmy Herring tribute strat!) and just got two chrome-covered burstbuckers from Gibson. Just wired them in last night and they sound really good! Very impressed given some of the bad reviews I had read about them........they sound good to my ears.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 06:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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im considering sd 59s im glad a couple people listed them.can you get a passible les paul tone out of your 59s? maybe a 59 in the bridge and a pearly gate in the neck.any and all sug. welcome
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Old March 26th, 2010, 07:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i am also considering chrome covers maybe i should check out these burstbuckers, gibson pups in a fender ? i saw a chevy block in a ford anything is possible right.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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im considering sd 59s im glad a couple people listed them.can you get a passible les paul tone out of your 59s? maybe a 59 in the bridge and a pearly gate in the neck.any and all sug. welcome
A JB trembucker in the bridge with the a 59 in the neck is a great combo as well.
A JB with a SD Jazz works great too.
A lotta good names up here the X2N and Super Distortions are great pickups too.
Either one with a PAF in the neck will be great.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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what is a trembucker?ive heard of them but dont know much other then the name/
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Old March 26th, 2010, 08:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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what is a trembucker?ive heard of them but dont know much other then the name/
A trembucker is a bigger spacing that the poles will fit strings at the bridge better than a regular spaced humbucker.
You can get Dimarzio's with the bigger spacing as well.
You'll get a better,more even string to pu responce on all 6 strings when all 6 poles line up.
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Old March 31st, 2010, 04:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Big fan of the Semour Duncan hot rail (bridge pos) Got one in my strat and one in my tele. Also as posted earlier I have a 60's les paul pick up in my other strat but I am having some microphonic woes with it just now so might replace with a seymour duncan or dimarzio.
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Old April 1st, 2010, 12:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I home wind some of my favorites, but off-the-shelf?

I currently have one guitar with a SD Invader, one with a DiMarzio Super Distortion, and one with a SD Hot Rail (Bridge model, it makes a big difference).

The Invader is good and thick for classic rock type riffing (Zeppelin, AC/DC), the Super Distortion is good for modern metal stuff (useless for a clean tone unless you back off the volume knob a touch), and I use the Hot Rail for flexibility... with a coil split you can get a decent single coil sound out of it as well.

When it comes to store bought 'buckers, those are the three I swear by.
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Oh... I also have a Gibson Explorer ('85 XPL... it's fun) with a set of Dirty Fingers in it.

The guitar sounds great for Judas Priest style squealing crunch, but I'm not sure how much of that is the guitar (wood and bridge) and how much is the pickups.
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i put a set of bill lawrence in mine.

sounds awesome.

the 500L in the bridge, is paired with a Q filter, which means i can variably change the inductance of the pickup, almost make it sound like an acoustic, all the way up to raging humbucker.
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Old April 1st, 2010, 01:04 PM   #20 (permalink)
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i put a set of bill lawrence in mine.

sounds awesome.

the 500L in the bridge, is paired with a Q filter, which means i can variably change the inductance of the pickup, almost make it sound like an acoustic, all the way up to raging humbucker.
Very nice looking strat! Looks like a keeper.
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