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  • Recommend a humbucker guy some single-coils

    I dug out my very first guitar the other day, an HSS Samick, and thought I'd make her playable again with some upgrades. I have a Duncan SH-4 ready to go in the bridge, what do you guys recommend for neck and middle pickups? I'm looking for something smooth and low/medium output I can use for my worship group.



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  • #2
    Cool rails or a lil '59 type of thingy?

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    • #3






      Quote Originally Posted by 3volved
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      ...what do you guys recommend for neck and middle pickups? I'm looking for something smooth and low/medium output I can use for my worship group.








      You can probably get by with the current middle and neck single coils by simply lowering them down until they sound right for your application.

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      • #4
        If you're looking for true single coils, I'm really fond of Fender's Texas Specials...they're kinda hot, though.
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        • #5
          I'm going to sound like a hater here but a JB in a strat, IMO, is a mistake. They have way tooo much upper midrange/treble response in a strat. Just my 2 cents.



          There are so many good single coils out there these days its just a matter of getting some decent ones. This is a great page with clips. http://www.acmeguitarworks.com/Picku...Clips-W60.aspx
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          • #6
            I like my Fender CS '69 or '54 pickups.
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            • #7
              Vintage Rails all the way. The bridge model in the neck and middle mates up wonderfully with the output of a bridge HB.
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              • #8
                Just a quick thought...Vintage Rails kicks ass! As do Hot Rails AND the lil '59.



                Anddddd...I'm probably high again or missing something, but I'm kinda thinking that they're HUMBUCKERS!
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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by billybilly
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                  I'm going to sound like a hater here but a JB in a strat, IMO, is a mistake. They have way tooo much upper midrange/treble response in a strat. Just my 2 cents.



                  There are so many good single coils out there these days its just a matter of getting some decent ones. This is a great page with clips. http://www.acmeguitarworks.com/Picku...Clips-W60.aspx




                  Interesting point on the Duncan...maybe a GFS Dream 90 as an alternative? I'll have to give that some thought.
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                  • #10
                    Just put a set of rose pickups "belle's" in my strat - and they are very, very stratty. Super nice, clear sounding pickup.



                    Will post some clips soon, maybe tomorrow.
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                    • #11
                      What kind of music and what type of amp?

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                      • #12
                        What do you guys think of the GFS noise cancelling single coil pickups? Since this is my first rebuild, I've realized I don't want to put anything too 'high-end' in it and the GFS stuff seems pretty decent for the price. I was thinking the 5.5k noise cancelling single coil for the neck, the 6k for the middle and their Classic II humbucker (8.2k) for the bridge. Thoughts?



                        This is primarily going to be for my worship group, so very mellow and won't need to cut through the mix. I have my PRS and Les Paul to take care of the stuff I like to play.
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                          Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
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                          If you're looking for true single coils, I'm really fond of Fender's Texas Specials...they're kinda hot, though.




                          That's what I was going to recommend too. They're not really that hot though, especially compared to a JB, but they are higher output for strat p'ups and therefore might mesh well with the SH-4.



                          But yeah, that's what I'd do. It would give the guitar some fairly cool versatility. Be nice if you could coil split that JB too.
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                          • #14
                            If you can afford it, put in three Wylde L-45s. Low output. Dead quiet. Will make any sound you want, depending on your tone control and amp.

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