Dimarzio 36th Anniversary Pafs.... in a Strat

blues junkie

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So I like everything about a Strat... Except for the single coils.:bonk I was thinking of putting some Humbuckers in my strat and have decided to go with Dimarzio 36th anni. pafs. I was wondering if anyone has those in a strat and how do you like them?

Also I'm getting ready to spec out all the parts I need and was wondering where to get a Humbucker pickguard? Also should I stay with the 250k pots or should I change those out to 500k? My strat is an Alder body with rosewood fret board.

Also is there anything else I would need for this swap? I allready have talked to my tech about routing it out to accomadate humbuckers.

Thanks.
 

gulliver

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Stock strat wiring only has a 250k volume control on the bridge PU, so it's the same as having 500k volume + 500k tone, as on a Les Paul.

In the end, I'd try what you have first ... removing and adding tone pots is easy and can give you a good idea of the load.

I'm more interested in learning what the tone will be like as compared to a Les Paul type with the same pickup.
 

Jim S

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I have a pair in a strat with alder body and maple neck.

I don't know what to say except they sound fine and are nice with clean, crunch, and high gain settings. The split fairly well too.
 

Loobster

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I might be putting them in a Tele soon, I'll let you know what that sounds like. I'm expecting great things.
 

HoboMan

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Not a Strat but I have a set in my Warmoth Tele.
They sound great. I have them set up for coil splitting also.
I think I like the neck better with the coil split.

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2HBStrat

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I have a set of real Gibson PAF's (from a '61 SG) in a Strat....does that count?

Warmoth makes some nice humbucker Strat pickguards, and in a lot of colors, too!
 

Medgeking

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I have an HSS light swamp ash strat (Warmoth/USACG built) with a 36th PAF in the bridge and it sounds freakin' fantastic. I generally don't like humbuckers. They always sound a bit muffled and too "big" somehow. The PAF 36th is definitely a humbucker sounding pickup, but it's great on clean sounds and matches up well with single coils.

I feel like this guitar is able to do all the super strat sounds I've ever wanted. I have two other strats with all singles though which get a lot more action mainly because I love the classic strat sound ;)
 

johnfv

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I have a Warmoth build (maple ove mahogany body, maple/rosewood neck) with one in the bridge. I only recently put it in there but liking it quite a bit so far.
 

EADGBE

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If you do it let us know how you like it, OK? I'm thinking it should sound pretty good.
 

Hoodster

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Thanks for the responses.

Anyone recommend a good vendor who sells prewired guards with this config?
 

Gear.Pig

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I had them in an ash TeleGib. Liked the tone quite a bit, but the bridge was a little toppy so I had to keep the tone rolled off to about 8 to tame the highs. I've since put WCR Godwood/Crossroads in it with A2 mags and coil taps (tapped, not split). I thought the neck pup on the 36th was especially good.

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