Suggestions for a humbucker for a Strat bridge.

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  1. vintage66

    vintage66 Member

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    I have Texas Specials in there now. Maybe something stacked that matches well for more versitility. Not a metal pickup but one for classic rock/heavy rock.
     
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    Blue4Now Gold Supporting Member

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    duncan hot rails works very well in this application
     
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    I use an SD Little '59 and it gives me all the options I like.
     
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    Good suggestions so far-just not sure which way to go. Any more endorsers out there of these 2 or other ideas?
     
  5. Mike T

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    I have a lil59 in the bridge wtih Bardens in the other 2. The tone itself works, but what doesn't is the treble rolloff when I switch to the bridge. I'm investigating it now myself.
     
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    Can anyone compare the lil ' 59 and the Hot Rails? Is the Hot rails the one on the Hot rod '62 Strat?
     
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    Ive got a Hot Rails in the bridge of one of my Strats and I like it quite a bit. It is a very dynamic pickup, I like the midrange it has. Also, don't know if your interested in a full size HB, but I have a Pearly Gates in the bridge of another Strat and I absolutely love it, I think it works really well.
     
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    Go to a music store and try the Strat that comes with the rail style DiM Tone Zone. That could be IT for you. If not, at least you will know.
     
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    I put a splittable (full size) Lollar Imperial in mine and love it. Pure rock with a really nice single coil option for sometimes.

    jon
     
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    +1 for the lil'59. It is a sweet sounding pickup!
     
  11. Mickey_C

    Mickey_C The Original Racketeer Gold Supporting Member

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    And whatd'ya know? They have a custom shop Pearly Gates in a Single Coil size stack like the Lil '59! They even have an option for "no logo" and "aged cream!".

    http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/custom-shop/stratocaster/strat_pearly_ga/

    I just found out about this - and I think I am going to try it! Maybe they'll do the EVH in this footprint too eventually.
     
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    I like the Duncan JB w/3 way mini switch in the humbucker bridge on my strat so I can get almost LP tones, & tele w/the tap and just single out of phase.
     
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    The Hot Rails isn't bad, but I haven't found it to be that great either ....I've had one in and out of my strat a few times, and it's just "ok."

    To me, it's a little too compressed and midrangy for my tastes, but it certainly is a lot fatter than a single coil.

    Still, that may be the tone you're looking for- if so, go for it!
     
  14. vintage66

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    Hmm, might be interested in that. A little pricey though. The EVH I've heard good things about-a single coil sized one would be very cool.
     

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