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Please recommend a single coil for the bridge that handles gain really well.

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by GuitarInnovations, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. GuitarInnovations

    GuitarInnovations Member

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    It's for a stratocaster, but I currently have a Hot Rod telecaster. The bridge pickup in the tele is hotter than usual, and sounds quite excellent with overdriven tones if I just dial back the treble a touch on the guitar. I know there must be a strat single coil that can compare, but I'm not sure which. It's got to bite and crunch naturally, kinda like a humbucker. It's gotta be hot.
     
  2. jimfog

    jimfog Senior Member

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    Fralin SP43......REALLY great strat bridge, and it holds it's own, if not more, with a tele. Still get nice "quack" tones, too, if you want............whereas something like a JB jr kills them.
     
  3. skylabfilmpop

    skylabfilmpop Silver Supporting Member

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    F-ing plus one, I use these in a MIJ esquire, would be great for a strat lead pickup!
     
  4. MightyGuru

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    Agree on the Fralin SP43...smokin' bridge pickup.
     
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    If your strat is alder, Fralin SP42 for a touch more highs and clarity, a little less mids.
     
  6. Dave

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    Another vote for the SP43 here. Great pickup. :AOK
     
  7. pennylink

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    I love the overdriven quality of the Kinman SCn (bridge pickup in Kinman's 'Blues' set and also available as single pickup). It offers smooth and creamy distortion as well as growl, yet still handles quack well when coupled with the middle pickup. As a bonus it's completely noiseless.
     
  8. GuitarInnovations

    GuitarInnovations Member

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    Thanks, guys!

    Any other suggestions?
     
  9. Dave

    Dave Member

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    Yeah, the Rio Grande Muy Grande. I have one in a Tele and it rocks. Works really well with distortion. I have to believe the Strat model is very similar.
     
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    DiMarzio FS-1, just to be different :D
     

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