#1
MY squire and 3 sigle coil pickups, ( i fell stupid asking this question)

Can i put a humbucker on there and keep like 2 of of my sigle coils.
#2
Yes, but you would need to rout the body to fit the humbucker pickup.
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#3
a lot of squiers have room at the bridge for a humbucker.
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#4
pretty much every strat is routed hss or hsh so you'll be fine if you just get a new pickguard.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#5
could i just go to my local guitar center and they'll do it for me, ( and if so, how much you think itll cost
#6
depend if there's space on the body, if not, then you need to route it

and of course, cut the pickguard
#7
Both Duncan and DiMarzio make pickups that are actually humbuckers, but are the same size as a single coil. The JB jr by Duncan is a really good one.
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#8
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pretty much every strat is routed hss or hsh so you'll be fine if you just get a new pickguard.


Really? So if I take the pickguard of my SSS squier there will be space for a humbucker? I don't mean that in a sarcastic way or anything.
#9
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Really? So if I take the pickguard of my SSS squier there will be space for a humbucker? I don't mean that in a sarcastic way or anything.


most likely in the bridge position, yes.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#10
Yup, just did it to mine reciently

I suggest getting a new pickguard, unless you wanna bootleg it like mine, haha
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#12
single coil sized humbuckers dont sound exactly like full sized humbuckers.

so in most cases, for the cost difference of a new HSS pickguard, you can have a full sized humbucker in the bridge.

the cost?

usually a new humbucker $50-100
a used humbucker $35-55

a new railed single coil sized humbucker $80
a new stacked (imo better than railed) single coil sized humbucker $80

install ? $30 local shop, $50-60 at guitar center.

to do youself? $15 for soldering iron kit.


edit: you get the most out of new pickups when you have a good practice amp.
for example, if you have a squier starter pack amp.
you'll probably do better to spend the $200 for a cube 30 amp instead.

this is the underside of a strat pickguard.
putting in a setmour duncan hot rail. the wires are the same, even if it was a full sized humbucker.
you just need a larger hole in the guard.

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