Any love for single pickup Strats?

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  1. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Gotta have a tone knob...blah blah blah! Some people just can't be pleased.:whistling:

    Did someone say single pickup strat? Does this count? Only one pickup is hooked up...
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    Pared this one down to 1 EMG with the SPC thingy. Couldn't quite go full minimal with 1 knob.
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  3. StratMike10

    StratMike10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    I had this single pickup strat several years ago, although it is kind of cheating. It was a Roland synthesizer pickup and on board electronics. It could emulate humbucker or single coils on the various positions, acoustic guitar, various alternate tunings, etc., and it did the job really well. I sold it because it was weird and complicated and in the end I could not get over my guitar being a gizmo, but it was fun while it lasted.

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    One in my collection..
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    It counts if you like it. I like like it, so I think it counts, but I would probably remove the neck pickup entirely, and add a tone knob. I know that would not be historically correct, but then I don't think EVH would mind.

    You need one of these. Need I tell you, NEED!

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    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    My 80s relic ...
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    My Junior (push/pull tone knob to split the coil) ... key component is rotated the pickup so the screw poles are on the neck side not the bridge side and raised the screw poles -- gives more of a P90 tone with humbucker noise reduction.
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    My Tele, (Black 'n Tort with Maple club too!), has a 4-way switch to give neck/parallel/bridge/humbucker. 16kohm hot pickup is lowered and screw poles raised so in single coil bridge side it Twangs! like a proper Tele.
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    OP, if you do further mods on your Strat I'd suggest installing the 4-way switch for all the splits.

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    greezy strings Strat-O-Master

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    415FAAC2-EC97-4451-869C-758EA8597B1A.jpeg Looks great! Love mine!

    I have a super distortion in this one.. with a push /push pot.. down is volume .. up is tone..
     
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    train Fender 1 —the met. Silver Member

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    CalicoSkies Most Honored Senior Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Why have more when you can have less? ;)
     
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    I built an Esquire, but ended up putting a neck pickup in it. I do like the simplicity of a single pickup guitar, but it doesn't sound any different on the bridge pickup now that there is a neck as well, so I figured I'll keep it that way.

    On the other hand, my Gibson Les Paul Junior is a keeper:

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