HSS Recommendations for a Strat

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  1. trinidad

    trinidad Member

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    I have a spare am. std. strat that currently has lace golds (SSS) in it at the moment. I'm not too happy with the sound, and having other SSS strats, I thought I might throw in an HSS set to gain a bit of versatility.

    At the moment I don't really have much of a clue as to what would be a good set of pickups to use, though I was thinking of something along the lines of Anderson H1/Suhr V60LP/Suhr V60LP. I was originally thinking of using Anderson SA1's as the singles, but they seem to be quite a bit more expensive than other single coils.

    I also prefer lower output pickups, and my playing style is a lot more rhythm oriented rather than lead. I play through a bluesbreaker, generally clean - mild od.

    Thanks for any help and experience you can share with me.
     
  2. crosse79

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    Suggest Lollar Blonde, Lollar Blackface & Lollar Imperials - SSH.
     
  3. Mike9

    Mike9 Supporting Member

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    I have two Fat Strats I built - one has Suhr DSV/V60LP/V60LP and the other has Fralin PAF/Blues Special/Blues Special and both sound great. I'm doing another with a custom Manlius Fat Diane/Surh FL/Suhr FL - that one should be killer.
     
  4. trinidad

    trinidad Member

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    Sounds good! Thanks for the help.
     
  5. VanStone

    VanStone Member

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    I tried a lot of pickup combinations for a Fat Strat style guitar and my favorite was a Genesis Mr. Brownie, and a pair of Lollar Blondes.

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  6. gerryguitar

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    My friend has a strat with Suhr V60's and a DSV... great sounding pickups... but as we have just found out Tyler also make great pickups, we put some Tyler JTS2500 singles and a Tyler super HB in another similar guitar and we were both blown away, fantastic pickups...
     
  7. trinidad

    trinidad Member

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    Thanks guys. Anyone else care to make a few suggestions?
     
  8. big mike

    big mike Moderator - EL34 Emeritas Staff Member

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    Wagner SR/SR/Goodwood.
     
  9. Blue4Now

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    A bit less expensive than the above suggestions but wonderfull sounding to me is the Fender SCN neck and middle and Dimarzio Tone Zone bridge. Very nice combo.
     
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    Hey TD, Check your pm's, take care, Gary
     

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