Your Dream S-S-H Superstrat pickup combo?

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  1. smilefan

    smilefan Member

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    What combination of pickups in the S-S-H superstrat
    format (alder body/maple neck lets say) would be the
    ultimate in tone and flexibility in
    your opinion?

    Thinking of a custom and looking for
    PU ideas. Thanks for any TGP brilliance.
     
  2. Den

    Den Member

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    I'm totally happy with the set up in my Suhr Standard (basswood w/ maple top) and couldn't imagine a better combination for my tastes:

    V60LP / V60LP / DSV HB ... great flexibility from clean to scream.
     
  3. smilefan

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    Are you going to upgrade to the new aftermarket
    Suhr Silent Coil System pickups when they become
    available, or dont feel the need?
     
  4. Den

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    If the SSC setup were available as a retrofit for my Standard, I would consider it ... but I don't feel it's essential. My rig is very quiet and this Suhr just doesn't give me much of a noise problem as it is.

    Since I love this pup combination so much, I am going to put the same combination in my Fender American Deluxe strat sometime soon.
     
  5. BattleAngel

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    hmm, well, 3 P90s are working for me right now, but if I were to try s/s/h, I'd love the try above mentioned Suhr combo but am pretty sure I'd go with the h.h. made ruokangas pickups, I love what the p90s are doing for me.
     
  6. Scott Peterson

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    My 2004 Melancon Custom Artist, with koa over a chambered swamp ash body; S/S/H setup is the Wagner SR/Wagner SR/Wagner Goodwood.

    I am totally over the moon with that setup.
     
  7. bluesdoc

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    I get great tones from my Anderson pups SA1 SA1R and H2+, splittable (SAs are stacked, H2+ is typical side by side).

    jon
     
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    +1 on the Anderson pickups, I am delighted with mine.
     
  9. stratofied

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    I love my Tyler , Alder, Maple/RW. I will be changing the PUs most likely to Wagner SR, SR, Goodwood because I love my Classic with SR's. Anderson is no slouch though.
     
  10. Srini

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    I have Andersons too, but the bridhe HB (HO2) is a little too edgy for my taste, and I never use it. I will be replacing it with a HighOrder A2 with a cover; I'll let you all know how that turns out.

    Srini
     
  11. suhr_rodney

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    I have these same pickups in one of my Suhrs. It's a chambered alder body, maple top, maple neck, indian rosewood fingerboard and my experience is a little different. Now admittedly I've been a humbucker guy (ES-335, PRS Hollowbody) for a long time so my ear is still adjusting to my new-found love... Suhr guitars.

    That said, this combination has a harshness in the high end and supressed low end. This does not work for me. The pickups accurately reproduce the sound of the guitar acoustically. The problem is that they accenuate some of the characteristics that I don't like and I can't seem to EQ it out.

    I'm actively looking for some singles to replace the V60LPs with. Right now I'm leaning towards Lollar Specials (which I have never heard in person). I welcome any suggestions...
     
  12. matte

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    It's in process of being assembled by the good folks at Tyler Guitars.
    *Ash body
    *Huge V neck
    *Maple board(6105s)
    *Landau PU setup
    *6 point Wilkie with back route
    *Locking Gotoh Klusons
     
  13. woude

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    I ordered a stratocaster with a ssh combo last fall. I wanted a noiseless combination so I went with kinmans for the single coils.

    I wanted bell like, warm, clear, vintage in the neck, I chose the kinman traditional mk2 pu. I wanted a fat but articulate sound in the middle en bridge, I chose the kinman woodstock pu for the middle and seymour duncan alnico 2pro humbucker for the bridge. Split this humbucker gives nice single coil sound, at least close enough for me!

    Is it just me or is the middle pu always the most difficult choice?
     
  14. big mike

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    That's the one that does it for me...

    Currently, my S/S/H setup is a PRS Studio with whatever they used for SC's and a Dragon 1. but I've been sorely tempted to toss a set of those in there.
     
  15. ToneRanger

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    Sorry about the post as it's not strictly following the title...

    I just installed a Fralin Steel Pole 43 to my vintage reissue '57 strat bridge position. Sounds awesome, cured all the problems I had. The output is P90ish, the grunt is awesome and the balance between the pickups is great, there's not a big jump in volume and even the bridge+middle combo is quite alright wich I didnt suspect. Try it, dudes! Do need for the big nasty old humbucker! ;)
     
  16. Red Suede

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    Two V60LPs and a Landau Humbucker in the bridge position of my Tyler. By the way, you can get the Suhr noiseless system in a retrofittable backplate, although i'm going to leave my Tyler alone.
     
  17. brent

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    2 Suhr V60 and the Duncan 78, I'd like to add the SSC backguard as well
     
  18. mccreadyisgod

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    Fralin Blues / Fralin Blues / Duncan '59 open-coil. Not a hot-rod, just a lot of good tone.
     

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