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    so i love how strats play but every one i've owned the bridge pickup sounded really thin.  i always ended up putting a stacked humbucker in the bridge but then you lose your single coil to fuzz pedal relationship plus switching pickups just ends up sounding weird.  anyone have any recommendations for a replacement that has some nice body?  

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  • #2
    A chocolate one. Mmmmm.
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    • iamthearm
      iamthearm commented
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      TomVanDeven wrote:
      A chocolate one. Mmmmm.

      hahahha i read that like Shiloh


  • #3

    I have no recommendations but i've always thought that having no tone for the bridge contributed to that problem. I usually run the bridge and middle together with the tone rolled off on the middle pickup a bit.


    What pickup are you using now/looking at now?  


    • #4
      Wire a tone knob to the bridge. As for pickups, I like Fender CS '54 and the Rio Grande Muy Grande. The '54 still sounds straty with slightly more bite and thickness (especially with the tone rolled down to about 7.)
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      • alien
        alien commented
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        I use Fralin Vintage Hots,  i think the treble pickup comes with what is called a Bass plate or is it Base Plate? Tomo Fujita turned me onto them at TGP back in the day.  Sonny Landreth is also a Fralin VH user, he has some good youtubes and also a good premeir guitar rig rundown with rebecca derps. or drips?  lol 


        so yeah Vintage Hots,   I also had a Fender "class of '54" in my warmoth I think this was just as the Custom Shop was being born back in the day.  :idk:   I would like to try that in the bridge of something, I really shoud take a luthier class.  

        my warmoth with fender neck, now has fralin blues specials ,  if memory serves , is a nice creamy pickup. ?? 


        I also am reliant on my tone knobs, a real hidden world in those knobs , such a life saver!  I think my best strats have both TONE knobs working on all three pickups it seems.  

    • #5
      Silly rabbits. Tone is in the booteek hand-wired point to point pedals not pickups!


      • lefort_1
        lefort_1 commented
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        BHz_econo wrote:
        Silly rabbits. Tone is in the booteek hand-wired point to point pedals not pickups!

        Keep your mind outta The Gutter Page.