#1
So I'd like to swap out the pickups in my fender highway one hss strat.

For the bridge I'd like a relatively high output pu as this pu would be almost exclusively used for my overdriven/distortion sound. I'd like nice tight bass, and something that doesn't really pump out over the top treble and it has to be able to sound good with pretty high gain.

For neck and middle I'd like pickups that are mainly focused on having a nice bright, and glassy clean sound. The neck pickup will occasionally be used with the middle pu for cleans and it will sometimes be used by itself for clean and overdriven solos.

EDIT: Sorry if my title is misleading, I sort of decided to change the thread's topic to swapping all of the pickups and forgot to change the title.
Gear:
Fender Highway One HSS Strat
Art & Lutherie Cedar Acoustic
Line6 UX2
No amp ... Help me find an amp
Last edited by mrxtreme_4 at Jan 11, 2009,
#3
bridge pup - Dimarzio Norton
middle pup - Dimarzio HS-2
neck pup - Dimarzio HS-3
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Tribute (Bare Knuckle Nailbombs)
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul (Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentinent)
-Ibanez S470 (Dimarzio D-sonic and Humbucker from Hell)
-PRS SE Custom (Guitarforce Black Diamond and Lord of the Blues)

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
EVH 5150III EL-34 50w
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Boss Super Chorus
Bogner Uberschall
Ibanez DE7 Delay
Electro-Harmonix Power Booster
Fender PT100 Pedal Tuner

Strings:
Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52
#4
well, since your setup would probably enjoy a nice boosted sound running into the preamp, i say go active. then again, i dont know how easy it would be to just have the bridg active, or how well actives in the neck would suit your needs. for the bridge, i say get a bareknuckle warpig if you can find one for cheap
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#5
Bridge - Seymour Duncan Distortion
Middle - Dimarzio YJM
Neck - Seymour Duncan Cool rails
Quote by guitardude34875
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#6
Quote by ShredGod George
Bridge - Seymour Duncan Distortion
Middle - Dimarzio YJM
Neck - Seymour Duncan Cool rails


i wouldn't say those single coils are actually "bright". But good suggestions
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Tribute (Bare Knuckle Nailbombs)
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul (Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentinent)
-Ibanez S470 (Dimarzio D-sonic and Humbucker from Hell)
-PRS SE Custom (Guitarforce Black Diamond and Lord of the Blues)

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
EVH 5150III EL-34 50w
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Boss Super Chorus
Bogner Uberschall
Ibanez DE7 Delay
Electro-Harmonix Power Booster
Fender PT100 Pedal Tuner

Strings:
Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52
#7
Quote by JLT73
i wouldn't say those single coils are actually "bright". But good suggestions


That's probably because at least the Cool Rails (dunno about the YJM) is a single-coil sized humbucker :P

If I remember my stuff correctly TS, just look for pickups with a relatively high resonant peak and a moderate to high DC resistance value from the Seymour Duncan website:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/comparetones

I'm sorry, but off of the top of my head, I don't remember if DiMarzio has a similar specs sheet for all of it's pickups.
Gear
Guitar
Kramer Striker (JB + Jazz)
Amps
Blackstar HT-5C
Vox Valvetronix AD30VT-XL
Pedals
Dunlop DB-01 Crybaby From Hell
Digitech HardWire CM-2 Tube Overdrive
Boss DS-1
#8
Quote by Idiosyncracy
That's probably because at least the Cool Rails (dunno about the YJM) is a single-coil sized humbucker :P

If I remember my stuff correctly TS, just look for pickups with a relatively high resonant peak and a moderate to high DC resistance value from the Seymour Duncan website:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/comparetones

I'm sorry, but off of the top of my head, I don't remember if DiMarzio has a similar specs sheet for all of it's pickups.

the Yjm is an Yngwie sig, to my understaning its an HS-2 thats brighter
Quote by guitardude34875
be the music, not the scene
#9
Quote by ShredGod George
the Yjm is an Yngwie sig, to my understaning its an HS-2 thats brighter


having played the YJM, HS-3 and HS-2 in the HS-3 was the most bright, then the HS-2 then the YJM.

But all are great pickups
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Tribute (Bare Knuckle Nailbombs)
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul (Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentinent)
-Ibanez S470 (Dimarzio D-sonic and Humbucker from Hell)
-PRS SE Custom (Guitarforce Black Diamond and Lord of the Blues)

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
EVH 5150III EL-34 50w
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Boss Super Chorus
Bogner Uberschall
Ibanez DE7 Delay
Electro-Harmonix Power Booster
Fender PT100 Pedal Tuner

Strings:
Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52