#1
Alright, I've finally managed to throw together an IRL band, but the vocalist/other guitarist likes a lot of metal. I do too(though not as much s classic rock and Blues. ), and I can respect that, but the problem is I love my strat, but was intending to make a pickup upgrade to meet my needs better. The pickups I was looking at are Fender Tex Mex's, and I wanted to know if those can do metal, as I don't want to switch guitars for every song. I'm fine with switching for heavier stuff, but I want my strat to be able to at least do stuff as heavy as Iron Maiden, since, well, Adrian Smith, and everyone else in IM who plays a stringed instrument plays a Fender.

So, anyone who has or has had them, how are they for heavier stuff?
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#2
Try slapping a Duncan JB Jr in the bridge and leave the other two if you like them.
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#3
Quote by classicrocker01
Try slapping a Duncan JB Jr in the bridge and leave the other two if you like them.


...Can I coil-tap that? mid-bridge is kind of my favourite sound from my strat...
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#4
Yes, you can. Not sure how it sounds split, though. Even if it's not that great, the little pup cleans up pretty fair for classic rock and sounds good combined with the middle.

EDIT: btw, it's the pup one of the guys from IM uses in the bridge of his Strat, can't remember who, though.
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Last edited by classicrocker01 at Jan 4, 2009,
#5
Hmm...alright, how hard would it be to replace the volume pot on my strat with a push-pull, wire the JB Jr., and set it up to coil-tap on the volume knob?
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#6
There's a clear wiring diagram that comes with it that shows how to split it. I don't think it's very hard.
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#7
Don't constrain your band to a certain typical sound. Be a bluesy sounding metal band.
#8
^That's what I do. It works better than you'd think. Metal rhythms, bluesy solos.

btw the spam thread is quite a bit of fun, huh?
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Gibson Les Paul Traditional
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Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

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