Humbucker recommendation for H-S-S with Seymour Duncan Antiquity Texas Hot

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  1. pinfloi

    pinfloi Member

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    I have a Schecter Nick Johnston Strat with a Seymour Duncan Antiquity Texas Hot trio that I would like to convert to H-S-S

    What humbucker do you think that would fit with these single coils?

    Signal output is not a concern because I can correct it up or down at the Axe-FX

    ps: I have tried to subscribe to the Seymour Duncan Forum to ask this question, but it seems like you have to belong to some secret society in order to be accepted there.
     
  2. toomanyamps

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    I have Texas Hots in the neck and middle with a Duncan Lynch Screamin Demon in the bridge.
    This is a pretty bright humbucker so it blends OK with the Singles. But sometimes I would like some more mids.
     
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  3. pinfloi

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    I think that I would also miss some mids with the Screaming Demon.
    One of my favorite humbuckers is the Dimarzio Gravity Storm that I have on the bridge of a RG550LTD. I like the warm and sweet tone.

    But I am not sure about having the same pickup in another guitar. I only have 3 guitars. The third one is a Strat American Deluxe with Fender CS50 Fat on bridge, CS69 middle and Seymor Duncan SSL-5 on bridge. That is not too different to the Schecter with the Antiquity Texas Hot.
     
  4. Mincer

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    This is easy: Pearly Gates! But it will be out of phase with the Texas Hots, which are out of phase with all other Duncan pickups, so reverse the hot & ground.
     
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  5. RicardoDiazHimself

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    The Suhr Thornbucker would probably work beautifully
     
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    JB is the classic choice for this for a reason and it splits very well if you want to also have a single sound from the bridge pickup.
     
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  7. Zado

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    Keep things at home and get a Pasadena Classic, works fine in my Trad
     
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  8. pinfloi

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    Thank you for all the recommendations.

    I was about to pull the trigger for the Suhr Thornbucker. I even received a $88.4 offer on Ebay. But this morning I was messing with the pre-EQ (in front a Soldano SLO-10) and I suddenly got a round and lo-mid punchy tone that made me forget the idea of moving to HSS

    This is the EQ curve that has cured my HumbuckerGAS:
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    The Antiquity Texas Hot SSS trio are going to stay here for good :)
     
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  9. ChrisB

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    I have the same guitar. From memory it is routed for three singles and there is absolutely no way I would be routing it out for a humbucker when the Antiquities sound so good as a set. You have the RG for dual hums, the strat for HSS and a brilliant SSS - you are covered.
     
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  10. pinfloi

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    I haven't opened it yet. It is good that I have changed my mind
     
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  11. ChrisB

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    A wise choice I think :) enjoy
     
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