Anyone use single coil size humbuckers? (Seymour Duncan content)

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  1. Pizza

    Pizza Member

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    I have an American Standard with custom shop Fat 50s. I like them, but the hum is INSANE. Old house and all that.

    Plus my boyfriend has gotten me into The Darkness and AC/DC, so I'm playing dirtier music in general recently.

    Anyone have experience with the Strat sized Seymour Duncan humbuckers?

    I want to swap the neck and possibly the bridge. I like the Fat 50s bridge though.

    Amp is a Deluxe Reverb.

    Here's my pedalboard for dirt reference.

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    Thanks
     
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  2. FuzzyAce

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    Hi,
    I have Seymour's lil 59 in the neck/middle, hot rails in the bridge of one of my strats.
    Had them in there for about 3 months now. My impressions are that they sound and feel better with overdrive/distortion rather than clean. They're good clean, just a bit dark like a full humbucker would be. I think the lil 59 shines in the middle position with dirtier sounds… just has such a nice high mid cut to it without being harsh. The hot rails is heavier in the mids and sounds good, hot enough to push an amp hard, but I've come to appreciate more of a biting bridge sound like what a tele would give. May try the 59 in the bridge since it has better treble response. Other than that, don't have any other seymour pickups.

    I have another modded strat with a Dimarzio Cruiser in the neck, Steve's special in the bridge. The Cruiser has more of the single coil tone and treble response I prefer in the neck position. Sounds great clean, dirty or heavily distorted. Has tighter lows, slightly scooped mids with a nice clear top end, stays punchy with higher gain. Highly recommend that in the neck position.

    My dirt pedals are usually a ts-9, bk butler tube driver, fuzz face, boss od-3, various boosts. Cleans are either a twin reverb or various low watt amps I've built.
     
  3. 2HBStrat

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    The Dimarzio area pickups are pretty nice sounding and noiseless, but it sounds like the music you are moving toward would sound good on a humbucker equipped guitar. Maybe get a HSS or HH set up pickguard for your Strat, or possibly get a Les Paul or an SG....
     
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  4. paulbearer

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    Waiting on (rolling the $40 dice on) some GFS Lil Punchers (modern vintage) for a tele (seafoam/rosewood) I'm slapping together. Will report back in a couple of weeks when I get around to it.
    I believe they do various similar strat sets.
     
  5. Turi

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    Embrace the hum or play a different guitar, only noobs don't play pure SSS guitars.
     
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  6. Erswell

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    That Dave Murray's not bad for a noob ;)
     
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  7. Turi

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    You mean Pete Murray?
     
  8. Erswell

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    Nope - Dave Murray from Iron Maiden. Bit of a fan of his! Think one of his strats has blades or similar.
     
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  9. Destroyer

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    Nobody should take advice from someone that uses the word noob in response to a simple question. Ever.
     
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  10. Turi

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    Nobody can think for themselves.
     
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  11. Turi

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    Cool, never heard of 'em.

    @Pizza - you checked out Kinmans?
     
  12. Erswell

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    Right. That's the last straw. I'm checking into a retirement village. Last week a girl at work hadn't heard of G'n'R and now this. Clearly I'm officially old :(
     
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  13. Turi

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    Haha nah I'm just joking. I dig "Cum on feel the noise".. always thought his name was Dave Mustang though.
     
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  14. m0b1liz3

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    I've been waiting for the new zexcoils to come out. They look slightly less cheesey with the new cover type.

    There are not many noiseless options that sound like the real thing. I did play a master built customshop 56 replica strat. It had been specially shielded and was one of the most silent strats I have tried (with traditional pickups). I would have bought it but it was over 6000.
     
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    Ok, you clearly win the "troll of the day" award! And the day has just begun... Good job, I have to admit!
     
  17. Turi

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    Cheers mate.
     
  18. Blackmoreguitar

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    The Zexcoils are very nice; I have the vintage set and they sound very 'stratty' with a bit more oomph on the bridge pick up whilst remaining bright; I think that they really sound like great strat pickups that happen to be noiseless as they don't feel like any sort of compromise to me.

    I am aware that some may disagree with that statement!

    The look bothered me as well and I enquired about the new style covers and was told they will fit the existing pickups and will be made available as retrofits. I have to say however that now I have had the pickups for a few weeks I actually quite like the way they look.
     
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  19. 2HBStrat

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    Jimmy Herring?
    Every Gibson player?
    Every PRS player?
    Etc, etc?
     
  20. Mincer

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    I use all of the SD single coil-sized humbuckers...for dirtier music, (but not that heavy), the Lil 59 is my choice for the bridge, with a Cool Rails for the neck. It is sort of a 'classic rock' setup that doesn't get so compressed.
     

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