FenrirFangs
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Join date: Oct 2012
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#1
Stupid question from a n00b, but can I put hotrails in a strat without much trouble? Like will mounting or wiring be a problem?
eddiehimself
Call me EH, eh?
Join date: Jun 2006
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#2
Mounting won't be a problem. Wiring problems depend on how good you are with wiring, but I don't foresee much of a problem as long as you read the diagram correctly.
EH


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4FunandProphet
Not actually a prophet...
Join date: Jan 2008
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#4
No, they are designed to be a drop in replacement for Strat single coils.
eddiehimself
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Join date: Jun 2006
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#5
Quote by FenrirFangs
Sweet! So I won't have to shape the pickguard any?


That is the idea...
EH


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P5ych0_Killer
UG's Sonic Anarchist
Join date: Apr 2009
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#6
Yeah, they just drop in pretty nicely.

I just put a DiMarzio FastTrack in my bridge, wiring was cake. Just keep in mind different manufacturers (and wiring diagrams) use different colors and you may have to make sure the wiring circuit corresponds if your leads are different colors.
red.guitar
Imagine All The People
Join date: Mar 2007
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#7
It's pretty straight forward..

I put a set of the GFS lil killers in my MIJ Contemporary 22 strat a few weeks back.

I shielded the guitar at the same time, and it took me about 1.5 hr total. Most of that time was spent shielding tho.

For $50 shipped for the set, I have got to say the GFS's hold their own. My strat now actually sounds fatter and beefier then my lp that has alico II's These are some super hot PU'S!! Highly recommended.
Guitars:
PRS Custom 24
Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
85' MIJ Strat
97' Snakepit Les Paul
LP Traditional 1960 Zebra
02' Dean TC Z

Amps:
EVH 5150iii
Peavey Ultra 112
Jet City JCA50H
Peavey VTM 60
Peavey XXX
FenrirFangs
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Join date: Oct 2012
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#8
Awesome! Thanks dudes. Yeah, I was pretty sure I wouldn't have a problem, but my buddy told me I would have a wiring issue. Guess he has no idea what he's talking about! Thanks again!