Suhr SSV makes my strat happy

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  1. onetubetone

    onetubetone Member

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    I just replaced the bridge humbucker in my HSS strat with a Suhr SSV. Boy does it sound sweet. I was looking for a pup that blended well with single coils, and lent a bit of that classic rock tone to my strat, for which purposes it works perfectly. It's actually hotter than I expected from a PAF-style humbucker, but the string separation is a great, and it gives an awesome, really unique tone when blended with my middle single coil (Kinman).

    I run a rather unique wiring scheme. Standard 5-way strat switching, but top pot (250K) is single coil volume, middle pot (500K) is humbucker volume, and bottom pot (250K) is master tone. Also, the middle pot is push/pull, splitting the humbucker to a single coil. Works great, with more control than your average strat. :dude
     
  2. LordRiffenstein

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    I had a SSV+ in a strat and loved it, I'm actually considering picking one up again to drop in my Tyler Classic. :dude
     
  3. woude

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    which pickup did you replace?
     
  4. onetubetone

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    I replaced a WCR Goodwood, which I earlier used to replace the Fender stock humbucker. The Goodwood was actually an excellent pickup, but it was slightly too tall for the pickup cavity of my strat, so I couldn't lower it quite as far away from the strings as I'd like. That, in combination with the fact that it's a really hot pickup in the first place meant that it was much louder than my Kinmans. That being said, the Goodwood sure did have a lot of character.
     
  5. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    I love the SSV. It sounds great, mates very well with singles and splits better than any other humbucker I've heard.
     
  6. Soothsayer

    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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    Not to highjack but, what singles do you recommend in the neck and middle with the SSV? I have a great playing Hwy 1 and have been considering a pickup change.
     
  7. onetubetone

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    I love my Kinman Blues set. Only a hint hotter than your standard single coil, and work perfectly with the SSV. The 4th position is now my favorite sound out of this guitar!!!
     
  8. LordRiffenstein

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    I first had Suhr V60LPs in the Strat with the SSV+ but later on switched to Suhr V54s which are amazing. V54s tend to get overlooked but they are stellar sounding.
     
  9. Soothsayer

    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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    ^^^
    Thx! Your user name makes me want to practice!
     
  10. hawkeye17

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    I have the SSV in my Suhr and I was going to swap it for a higher output DSH+. After 6 months, I think I'm sticking with the SSV. I like the extra detail I get in distorted tones from the lower output pickup. I've always used a JB or Tone Zone in the bridge of my guitars(ex-80's metal head!) but the SSV just sounds punchier to me than the higher output buckers. :BEER
     

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