Single Coils with a 24 3/4 inch scale.

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  1. OrangeAD30TC

    OrangeAD30TC The venerable H.W.

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    I really prefer the shorter scales of my Les Pual and Taylor solidbody to the longer scale of my strat. My biggest problem is I love the single coil sound. I notice that Taylor has a Solidbody Classic SC with Single coils coming out soon, but I want to know, does anyone know of any other guitars that have that great single coil sound but with a shorter scale?
     
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    Dearmond equipped Gretsch Duo-Jets and 6120s. Also, Warmoth make 24 3/4 conversion necks for Strats and Teles. One day I will try one!
     
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    Valley Arts Pro, or you can get them from Warmoth or USAG>
     
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    OrangeAD30TC The venerable H.W.

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    That Warmoth conversion neck really makes me think. Am I the only one that thinks this is cool. The Clean stuff is meh but towards the end it sound like this guy may have some real tone. I wish I could see a better demo...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj0eHZ9u3CU
     
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    I was going to mention the Valley Arts Pro┬┤s, as well, but jads57 beat me to it. The out-of-production Jackson Fusions are also very nice superstrats with 24.75".
     
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  11. larimar

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    (imo) You won't get that long scale single coil cut and tone in general with a short scale neck. Something to think about maybe.
     
  12. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    The Baker Junior I had (with Fralin P90s) got some pretty respectable Strat sounds out of it. Surprised me...
     
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    One of the recent limited run of PRS Custom 22 Soapbars might work...however the scale length at 25" is shorter than a Fender, though not as much as a Gibson.
     
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    That is a surprise. A cool one at that!:cool:
     
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    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    I still miss that guitar! :jo
     
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    Gibsons with P-90s, had an LP special with P=90s that was a great guitar, never got a fender like tone, really did not care the guitar sounded great. Currently I have split coils in all my humbuckers, really like the option of playing single coil or humbucker, though my gibsons don't sound like fenders when played single coil, they sound much better IMO, but not a P-90 tone either.
     
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    I think what made the difference, in the case of the Baker, were the Fralin pickups. They did not really sound like vintage P90s at all... they were more clear and sparkly (LOL!), and really gave the feel of a HUGH Strat pickup. I typically prefer a darker-sounding P90, like the 50s vintage that I play regularly, but there was something about this Baker (the pickups, the Limba body, the wrap tail, etc.) that just made it sing...!
     
  18. Luke

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    I disagree.

    Many famous Strat sounds are from guys tuning down to Eb.

    The zing you describe is the result of higher string tension of the 25.5" scale length. However, when you tune down to Eb on a 25.5" scale length, the tension is reduced a level very similar to regular E tuning on 24.75" scale length.
     
  19. larimar

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    It's food for thought I will say that much.
     
  20. OrangeAD30TC

    OrangeAD30TC The venerable H.W.

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    Hell yeah it is.....that really makes me think.
     

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