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    Hi everyone. It's been quite a while since I've been around here and I haven't kept up much with guitar stuff for a couple of years. I have an american deluxe strat with the s1 switching system and I'd like to get more of a traditional humbucker sound from the bridge pickup. Because it has the switching system I don't know what my options are, especially ones that will give me a good humbucker sound. Does anyone know of any humbucker replacement pickups that will work with this system and sound good?

    I have a JSX head with an old fender 4x12. Through any of my ibanez guitars that have pickups like the DiMarzio Fred or the Evolution it sounds great. But with the standard s1 bridge pickup the strat does not sound good going through that amp. I'd like to get it sounding more like one of my ibanez guitars. Thanks for any suggestions.

  • #2
    You want a single coil that sounds like a humbucker? Or a humbucker that is similar to the Evo?

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    • #3
      Seymour Duncan Lil 59 is a nice single-sized humbucker

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      • #4
        I have a MIM Strat Player's Deluxe and I put a Seymour Duncan JB jr. in it.
        Sounds great as a Humbucker, less so as a coil-tapped single, but it's a good solution for the whole fitting-a-humbucker-into-a-single-coil problem.
        Fender MIM Deluxe Strat W/ Bridge Custom-Custom and Warmoth maple/ebony neck
        Wechter Grand Auditorium Elite Cutaway W/ Fishman Aero 501

        Peavey Classic 30 W/ Celestion GreenBack
        Traynor YCV50BLUE
        JJs, Mullards, Electro-Harmonix,
        Groove Tubes, Tung-Sols
        Boss GT-10 Multi-effects processor.


        “Any problem you can't solve with a good guitar, is either unsolvable or isn't a problem.”

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        • #5
          Thanks. I'm looking for a single spaced humbucker.

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          • #6
            DiMarzio makes some pretty good single sized bucker types.

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            • #7
              I guess my main concern is whether all of these single sized pickups will work with the s1 system and if not, will it cause a problem with the other pickups in that system?

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              • #8
                I guess my main concern is whether all of these single sized pickups will work with the s1 system and if not, will it cause a problem with the other pickups in that system?



                They will work fine - basically the same as an HSS Strat, the pickup just has to be wired the same way. The only thing is, like the HSS Strat you will not have an option to tap the Humbucker. (See the Attached PDF for switching options)
                Fender MIM Deluxe Strat W/ Bridge Custom-Custom and Warmoth maple/ebony neck
                Wechter Grand Auditorium Elite Cutaway W/ Fishman Aero 501

                Peavey Classic 30 W/ Celestion GreenBack
                Traynor YCV50BLUE
                JJs, Mullards, Electro-Harmonix,
                Groove Tubes, Tung-Sols
                Boss GT-10 Multi-effects processor.


                “Any problem you can't solve with a good guitar, is either unsolvable or isn't a problem.”

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