#1
what would you say the best set of single coils are for classic rock to hard rock sounds. i plan on putting them in a strat and i'd prefer SSS over HSS so please dont recommend humbuckers.

i dont really have a budget i was looking into some pickups on rockmonkeyguitars.com

http://www.rockmonkeyguitars.com/swingin_warm.htm bridge


http://www.rockmonkeyguitars.com/69_bright_gorilla_groove.htm neck

http://www.rockmonkeyguitars.com/1962_smooth_groove.htm middle


so UG what do you think?

07 Fender American Deluxe Strat
07 Fender Custom Telecaster
09 Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
09 Fulltone OCD V.4
10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#2
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#4
Threads like this make me smile

I'll hold back on my opinions until tomorrow so that others can have a chance to answer. In the meantime it might be good to go into a bit of detail about the tone you would want from each position.
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#5
im so happy you saw this thread lol

07 Fender American Deluxe Strat
07 Fender Custom Telecaster
09 Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
09 Fulltone OCD V.4
10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#6
Given that nobody has jumped in yet I'll go ahead and give my opinions.

The smooth groove 62 gives you that warm chimy tone that you would expect from SRV, Clapton during his early strat years, and John Mayer. It's got great clean tone but the distorted "rock" tone is up for debate. I personally love it. It's loose, harsh, and aggressive with a buzzsaw kinda feel to it when you overdrive. It doesn't handle heavy overdrive so it's not that great for hard rock, however, if you only got it in the neck and used it for the classic rock and clean stuff then you still have 2 other pickup positions that you could use for hard rock.

The 69 special is my lowest output pickup. It has a very tight tone with a nice high end sparkle that is great for some of the brighter classic rock. It'll work for hard rock but it's still not the best choice. I'd go with the 1969 rather than the special if you want to play hard rock too. THe 1969 has more output and a tighter sound that handles distortion better. This would be great in both the neck and middle.

In the bridge I'd go with the swingin' warm. It's a higher output pickup than the rest of them you are looking at and it will do a lot to warm up the tone of your bridge position.
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