View Full Version : Best Strat Pickup for Heavy Rock and Roll?
02-03-2009, 06:51 AM
Just bought a strat and the neck and middle pickups are just great, but the bridge seems a little weak. I play classic rock, and use the middle pickup for the cleaner and milder dirt stuff. The bridge for heavier rock, distortion, and leads.
What is a good bridge replacement that kicks some major butt for rock and roll???
02-03-2009, 09:28 AM
Single coil? Humbucker? I got a cheapy Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder in the back of my Strat and it gets pretty gnarly. Kinda in P90 territory for output, but still with plenty of Strat treble and character. Sounds way better than the Texas Special and Pearly Gates I tried back there.
JBJR - don't have to route the body or mod the pickguard - fat, classic rock tone for sure - got a coil tap so you can get something like a single coil sound - I wouldn't use the single coil alone, but it sounds nice in parallel with the middle pickup - that being said, I am not sure you gain more than you lose - but its great for a swiss army knife strat.
I'm in the same situation I have a SD vintage rails lying around I'm gonna throw that in the bridge to see how it sounds. I want to keep it strat sounding though with more balls. I am currently using a Tex Mex in the bridge.
02-03-2009, 01:45 PM
Maybe try a base plate before a new pickup?
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