#1
I've been wanting my first strat for a while. I don't really play anything but metal and I think a strat would help me branch out a little bit from my current rig. (hellraiser) So just two weekends ago I purchased a new b-52 212 tube amp. And then on black friday one of my local guitar shops had a gnarly sale. I walked in and about an hour later I walked out with a brand spankin new Highway One HSS Fender Strat for $550 out the door.

Overall, Im pretty impressed with the guitar. It was either that one or some other Black MIM one with a weird pickgaurd. I had to go American made. But I want some hotter pickups in it and I'll be set. But knowing I can easily get my money back out of it im sitting pretty!!

Any pickup reccomendations?
#2
It's stock pickups are decent, but personally I'd recommend either two or a combination of Lace Red Sensors(yes, the colours make a difference. Their basically the same as a model type among Lace Sensors), Seymour Duncan Hot Rails and/or DiMarzio Choppers for the single-coils, and either a DiMarzio Evo, Super Distortion or a Seymour Duncan JB or Invader for the bridge.

If you want a combination of cold-medium-hot though, I'd recommend a neck Lace Sensor in either gold or burgundy, either a silver Lace Sensor, Seymour Duncan Cool Rails or Fender Texas Special in the middle, and one of the humbuckers I recommended in the bridge.
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#3
grats on your first strat
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#5
Niiiiice, the Highway One HSS is a damn fine Guitar.
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#6
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congrats! i just picked myself up an american standard on black friday

i accidentaly slept in on black friday and missed it all
fight the power... with peace

Originally Posted by Cockpuncher 2.0
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When God said "Let there be light", Joey Jordison said "Say please".

Man is a universe within himself
Bob Marley
Pox!
#7
Dude this black friday sale started at 10am!! So i drug my hungover ass outa bed and went to the shop. Props on such a "Late" black friday.
#8
Congrats Joeseph, but pics would be appreciated. Nice guitar, play it a while before getting into swapping pups. You may just like it the way it is once you get used to her.