Help me pick a Humbucker

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by tremonti, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. tremonti

    tremonti Member

    Messages:
    1,436
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Bradenton Florida
    Ok....have a strat that I made....has ash or alder body(can't remember) and 3 Lace Chrome Dome single coil PU's in it....love them...but want a humbucker in the bridge now. I play in a cover band that plays Green Day to Tool to Chris Isaak to Pink....so PU needs to be versatile and not a 1 trick pony.

    My main concern is if I leave in the Chrome Domes for the neck and middle.....what Humbucker in the bridge should I get so that I don't have a huge increase or drop in volume between the pickups?
     
  2. tremonti

    tremonti Member

    Messages:
    1,436
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Bradenton Florida
    Need help soon...going to purchase something soon....with or without your help!
     
  3. tremonti

    tremonti Member

    Messages:
    1,436
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Bradenton Florida
    Do I have to put $ in the tip jar to get a response??
     
  4. Wesman61

    Wesman61 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,205
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Are You talking single coil size or full size?
     
  5. Droptop

    Droptop Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,016
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    If its a humbucker you are looking for to cover all of those bases, you may want to go for a Seymour Duncan JB. Wire it so you can split the coils.
     
  6. moj067

    moj067 Member

    Messages:
    505
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    The Suhr SSV+ has been very good at covering alot of bases on a super strat I have.
     
  7. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater Member

    Messages:
    5,329
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Location:
    USA
    DiMarzio Chopper has been the best single coil sized humbucker I've found. Add a 3-way switch for series/cut/parallel and it's pure bliss.

    You might also check out the new DiMarzio Billy Corgan models, I have not used one yet myself.
     
  8. tremonti

    tremonti Member

    Messages:
    1,436
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Bradenton Florida
    Want a full sized humbucker in bridge...not a stacked or side by side single coil version. Just bought the Seymour Duncan Parallel Axis Trembucker Original...what do you think of that one with the chrome dome Lace PU's in middle and neck?
     
  9. atquinn

    atquinn Supporting Member

    Messages:
    9,566
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2004
    Location:
    Mineola, NY
    The PATB1 is a great humbucker. I've had a PATB1 in a number of guitars and chrome domes in one guitar, but I've never had both in the same guitar, so I'm not sure how they'll blend together, but I think they're all nice pickups.

    -Austin
     
  10. tremonti

    tremonti Member

    Messages:
    1,436
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Bradenton Florida
    Anyone know how well they will be in same guitar? Thanks!
     
  11. tremonti

    tremonti Member

    Messages:
    1,436
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Bradenton Florida
  12. Flinto2002

    Flinto2002 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,030
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    you are gonna have a huge volume change when you go from bridge full power, to either neck or middle.

    Nothing you can do about it.

    Singles put out like 6-8K Most buckers put out like 10-16K hardly anyone plays bridge pickup by itself clean, so I wouldn't worry about it. Just make sure you wire the pickups so that the bridge splits in position 2 and you'll be golden.

    If i needed versatility I'd get a low/med output bucker. The Suhr SSV is great, the Tyler Super is cool, the Duncan custom custom is killer as well (but a little hotter)
     
  13. tremonti

    tremonti Member

    Messages:
    1,436
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Bradenton Florida
    Any other suggestions?
     
  14. VanR

    VanR Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,591
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2005
    Location:
    AZ
    My answer to anything humbucking is JB.
     
  15. dumbell78

    dumbell78 Member

    Messages:
    4,809
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    Location:
    Sydney by way of Muddy Water Land (Chicago)
    +1 Love it, my fav HB.
     
  16. tremonti

    tremonti Member

    Messages:
    1,436
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Bradenton Florida
    Yeah JB's seem to always be the choice given....must be a standard type even sound...I'll try one if the Parallel Axis Original doesn't sound good
     
  17. Dave L

    Dave L Member

    Messages:
    1,128
    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    The JB isn´t as standard-sounding as you´d might imagine... it has plenty of power in the high mids, like most of the hot-rodded humbuckers from back in the day, and therefore it has a pretty bright and cutting sound that to my ears sounds best for leads with the gain going. In your shoes I would go with something from the hot PAF category, like the aforementioned Duncan Custom line or the less hot Suhrs. Definitely more versatile than the JB.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice