Pickup suggestions for HSS strat

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  1. mims2

    mims2 Member

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    I am using HSS strats right now and would like some suggestions for pickups. Right now I am using a Seymour Duncan JB and it is not as fat sounding as I would like. It seems a little sharp sounding to me. Can anyone suggest an HSS combo that will cover a wide range? Thanks!
     
  2. Jack Dotson

    Jack Dotson Supporting Member

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    I've got a MIM Lonestar strat that has two Texas Special SC's and a Duncan Pearly Gates + HB in the bridge and this is one hot guitar. One of the best sounding strat's I've ever owned. Perfect for blues and rock.
     
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    Tyler secret humbucker for great PAF tones out of a strat body and you might not believe this but Dimarzio Virtual Vintage V2 for the middle and neck (great 60's vibe). I have these in a Tyler classic and it is my favorite guitar.
     
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    My strat has a dimarzio area 61 in the neck, area 58 in the middle, and a paf pro in the bridge. 250K volume pot, 250k tone pot for the neck pickup, 1 meg tone pot for the humbucker, and the middle pickup with no tone pot. Best setup I've tried so far. The humbucker still sounds like a strat, it's bright, but not as bright as the JB and doesn't overpower the single coils. Splits well also. I'm very satisfied.
     
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    don't listen to em

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