#1
i want to put a humbucker on my fender reissue strat. i just love how strats look and osund with the humbuckers. anyone know any youtube, or google vids that show how to do this?

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You may want a stacked humbucker that will fit in a single slot.


this

or a saw for the pickguard

or a custom cut one
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#5
where can i get a custom cut pickguard that would fit a humbucker?

or where wouldi find stacked humbuckers?

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where can i get a custom cut pickguard that would fit a humbucker?

or where wouldi find stacked humbuckers?


1. most internet sites like warmoth will sell them

2. most pickup companies make stacked singles like the SD HotRails and Little 59
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#7
There are plenty of places with the HSS pickguards for strats. And just about every pickup company has a line of stacked single coils.
#8
^ +1

which strat is it? with any luck it's already routed for a humbucker at the bridge, so it's just a matter of getting a new pickguard...
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#9
i took off my pickguard, and its definately large enough to fit in the humbucker, so itsj ust a matter of getting a pre-cut pickguard that fits it.

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#10
i think fender sell them (replacement pickguards are on the fender website, anyway). might not be the cheapest way to get one, but you'd be sure it'd fit... if you tell them your strat model i'm sure they could tell you which would fit your guitar...
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#12
I would say that its definitely easier to buy a stacked single coil rather than getting a humbucker. The pickgaurds for a humbucker are goning to cost you another $20-30 and you'll have to rewire, shield, and attach all your picksups to the new pickguard. Also if you get a humbucker, see if it comes in F spacing or Trembucker form if you plan on using it with your tremelo on your strat.
#13
swapping a guard takes about 10 minutes.
and there's no more wiring when putting a humbucker on vs a stacked or railed single.

it's open anyway.

i posted because imo, railed singles dont sound like full sized humbuckers.

and stacked singles and different than hot rails.
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#14
^ +1

getting the real humbucker might cost you a little extra (the extra pickguard), but then it actually might do what you want. you're not saving any money if you buy a hotrail, or stacked single, only to find it doesn't do what you want...
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#15
I bought a HotRail for the bridge of my strat lately and its great for distorted stuff. It sounds heavier than the full size HB's on my Epiphone. Its great for metal and rock but it can be a bit too harsh for lighter stuff.

I probably would have bought a full size HB for the little bit of extra versitility but I didnt want to spend money on a new pickguard. The hot rails is also cheaper than a decent fullsized HB. I don't think it matters that the HotRails aren't good for lighter stuff though, because a strat has 4 other P-up positions anyway