#1
I promise this is my last thread on this subject! (As if any of you even know who I am anyway)

I'll be getting an MIM strat soon and I want to know if there's any point in changing the P-ups to HotRails or not. I'm using a Roland MicroCube ATM. I will not be getting a new amp so please don't tell me about amps. Will I hear any difference from the stock Strat pick-ups? I've heard that all pickups sound the same with modelling amps. Is this true?
#2
No, i have truly the worst modelling amp (spider... ). But today i got a new guitar and the difference is amazing! Pretty sure its cos this one has branded pickups.
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#5
oh yeah back on topic, hot rails are kick ass on strats, bit expensive in the UK though, damn americas cheap guitar parts! Definatly worth the upgrade though.
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#6
hot raisl will definitely change your tone because its a high output humbucker instead of a single coil

whether this will improve the tone in your eyes is a different matter haha, its up to you what genres do you play'?
#7
why dont you wait till you have the strat and then decide if you dont like how it sounds?
"every prince has to slay a few dragons before he meets his princess"
#8
I have a MIM Strat currently and will probably at some point get a Duncan JB Jr. or a HotRail in my strat, but not right now. An amp does make a bigger difference btw. I'm currently in the process of shopping for a new amp. I'm mainly looking at Peavey Classic 30 and Traynor YCS-50 and Traynor YCV-50 Blue.

I've also played some guitars with the HSS setup (humbucker in the bridge) and a PRS with 2 humbuckers, so I have an idea of what to expect from a high output pick up. Tone is subjective and some people may like the stock pickups and some may not. After hearing a few amplifiers, my opinion is that the amp is the most important part in tone. Later on, I may get a new set of pups for my guitar.
my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps


Fender Stratocaster HSS
LTD EC-400AT
Traynor YCV-50 Blue
Peavey Envoy 110

Wishlist: Hamer USA Explorer, Gibson Explorer
Last edited by MustangSVT at Dec 9, 2008,
#9
why dont you wait till you have the strat and then decide if you dont like how it sounds?


That^^ hahaha its so obvious, im ashamed of myself
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#10
I'm a metal/hard rock player mostly. And of course I'm going to play around with the strat before I make expensive decisions like that!