What is the BEST pickup position on a SSS Strat?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by EyeLikeTortoise, Sep 14, 2021.

If you could only use one pickup on your SSS Strat for the rest of your life which would you chose?

  1. Bridge

    21 vote(s)
    15.1%
  2. Middle

    32 vote(s)
    23.0%
  3. Neck

    86 vote(s)
    61.9%
  1. bmikultyak

    bmikultyak Strat-Talk Member

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    I had an SX LP Jr "copy". All mahogany with a set mahigany necm and 2 P90s - had an awesome growl when pushed and very clear tone when pulled back. Great lead guitar but I don't play much lead. Cheap guitar action set up well and sounded great on either/both pickups. I don't own a Strat and am more fond of Jazzmasters but I don't even own a Fender. They're not the same since pre CBS models.
     
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  2. Dik Ellis

    Dik Ellis Strat-Talk Member

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    I use them all. My "Frankenstein" is a '74 with a Jaguar switch, so I get any combination I desire. IMG_0183 (2).jpg
     
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    byron0420 Strat-Talker

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    True that, here's my Melody maker w P90 and real TOM bridge, not a wraptail.
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  4. Doc538

    Doc538 Strat-Talker

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    Id have to go with the neck.. I got so use to it during my first 7 years as an electric player. !

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    johntrem Strat-Talker

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    Check out Bob Wootton on The Bob and Ramon Show on YouTube. He has numerous vintage single pickup guitars with the pickup position in the middle which he feels is the prime spot.
     
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    Clickitysplit Strat-Talker

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    I don’t expect I’ll ever be much of a lead player, so neck it is.
     
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    +1
     
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    Stonetone Most Honored Senior Member

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    I did Choose a HR/S/S For The diversity you may want to use at some point but so far its been the Hot Rail in the bridge position and a small lead part in the neck position

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  9. pookie613

    pookie613 Strat-O-Master

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    If you could only use one pickup on your SSS Strat for the rest of your life which would you chose?

    (Huh? How does that happen? By magical curse?)

    You probably meant to ask about our favorite Strat pickup position... I use them all but seem to favor 1, 2, & 5. If I could only select one, I'd fix the Strat: It's easy to do. I sure wouldn't live with that problem for a lifetime.

    For a single pickup guitar, I'd probably get a LP Jr. or Melody Maker (but I prefer the SSS Strat's variety).
     
  10. Ian Ashdown

    Ian Ashdown Strat-O-Master

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    I’d like to try that! Does anyone have a wiring diagram and whatever is the hardware required?

    Thanks,

    Ian
     
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    I love them all and use them all.
     
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    I’ve got CS Texas Specials. I’d put the middle in them neck position and use that