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07-04-2011, 02:53 PM
...hot, noise-cancelling, single-coil much diferent than having a single-coil sized humbucker on the bridge position of a strat (Like a jbjr or a lil'59) for heavy metalish rock?
Which do you prefer?
Please share your experiences!
07-04-2011, 03:37 PM
For metalish rock, I think you have to go with a hot rail or something like that.
I know lots of people slam them, but I've really come to like noiseless single coils.
I have them in 3 Strats--EMG, Lace and Fender CSN.
I like how they are really unforgiving. They force me play with more articulation and make better note/phrasing choices on my feet.
07-04-2011, 03:43 PM
A hot noise canceling single coil IS a single coil sized humbucker. Doesn't matter what the pickup looks like from the top, what matters is the sound. You can find single sized hum canceling pickups with different looks and construction that are designed for authentic vintage Strat tones and some that are firehoses good only for blasting the front end of an amp- and all points in between. Pick one that has the sound you like. For metalish rock, some of the higher output Dimarzio rails or the Duncan hot rails would likely satisfy.
07-04-2011, 03:47 PM
it'll sound different then a single coil.
it sounds different then a humbucker too though since the coils are stacked on top of each other.
for metal...I love the bareknuckle sinner. super hot single coil.
a well made single coil isn't really that noisy either.
07-04-2011, 07:45 PM
The ultimate set up....Hot noise cancelling single coil with on board (active) boost. Tonal versatility galore!
07-05-2011, 01:38 AM
dimarzio and sd have tone charts on their site - to sound more 'stratlike' the treble has to be pretty high - i use a dimarzio pro track which sounds more like a humbucker & it's pretty versatile
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