#1
Hi everyone,

Just a little question for those who have a highway one strat.
I'm planning to get one but i want to know first how it is "pickup routed" = what are the pickup configuration possibilities under the pickguard.

I know it's initally S/S/S but i want to know whether it's possible or not to put a HB in the neck or in the bridge ? On fender website I saw H/S/S but everywhere else, it says H/S/H like on American Standards so I don't know...

Anyone here to enlighten me here ?

Thanks
Last edited by slappyx at Feb 26, 2009,
#2
Either way you can put a humbucker in the bridge. To be honest though, if you want an HSS strat, I'd just get a Lonestar;

http://www.sweetwater.com/guitargallery/electric/all/sMZ8118504/

Texas Specials, which are awesome single-coils, and a Pearly Gates, which is an awesome humbucker. In my experience your really just paying for the finish and location with HW1's, while if you find a gem they're great, I'd just get a cheaper MIM(not that bad!) with better pickups, like the Lonestar.
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#3
I've got one and it's definitely S/S/S. I can't see how you would put a humbucker in without replacing the pickguard. Does that answer your question cause I'm a bit confused about what you're asking.
#4
Quote by necrosis1193
Either way you can put a humbucker in the bridge. To be honest though, if you want an HSS strat, I'd just get a Lonestar;

http://www.sweetwater.com/guitargallery/electric/all/sMZ8118504/

Texas Specials, which are awesome single-coils, and a Pearly Gates, which is an awesome humbucker. In my experience your really just paying for the finish and location with HW1's, while if you find a gem they're great, I'd just get a cheaper MIM(not that bad!) with better pickups, like the Lonestar.


I want 22 frets


Quote by Shpongled
I've got one and it's definitely S/S/S. I can't see how you would put a humbucker in without replacing the pickguard. Does that answer your question cause I'm a bit confused about what you're asking.


That's obvious I'll be replacing the pickguard ...

I'm asking what's UNDER the pickguard, that's why I'm asking owners... Thanks for your answer though
#5
Replace the neck; it's bolt-on so you can do that, and Warmoth will charge about $220 for a 22 fret bolt-on, which brings it to about the same as a HW1 total, but, again, better pickups.
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#6
Quote by necrosis1193
Replace the neck; it's bolt-on so you can do that, and Warmoth will charge about $220 for a 22 fret bolt-on, which brings it to about the same as a HW1 total, but, again, better pickups.


If it is possible, replacing pickups is cheaper than replacing the neck
#7
Yes, but at the same time, two good single-coils will cost, say, $120 total. A good humbucker will cost about $80. That's $200 in addition to the $900 for a HW1. On top of that you've got the cost of, if you can't solder yourself, someone installing it, which I'd ballpark a $75-$150. That's $1,100-$1,250. If we go with the Lonestar and replace the neck though, then in total that's only about $900-$1,000. So in the end it's cheaper to mod the Lonestar.
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#8
Quote by necrosis1193
Yes, but at the same time, two good single-coils will cost, say, $120 total. A good humbucker will cost about $80. That's $200 in addition to the $900 for a HW1. On top of that you've got the cost of, if you can't solder yourself, someone installing it, which I'd ballpark a $75-$150. That's $1,100-$1,250. If we go with the Lonestar and replace the neck though, then in total that's only about $900-$1,000. So in the end it's cheaper to mod the Lonestar.


In france, it's all about the same, and I'll be able to choose the humbucker that I can install myself whereas I can't install a neck and set the trussrod myself. Plus, the H1 is MIA...

Whatever, back to thread... Nobody knows how it is routed under the pickguard ?
#9
Quote by slappyx
In france, it's all about the same, and I'll be able to choose the humbucker that I can install myself whereas I can't install a neck and set the trussrod myself. Plus, the H1 is MIA...

Whatever, back to thread... Nobody knows how it is routed under the pickguard ?


I'm sure you can contact Fender and ask.
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http://www.fender.com/products//view_specs.php?full_partno=0111160&name=Highway+One%26trade%3B+Stratocaster%26reg%3B+(Upgrade)

HSS routing. though if you're *really* concerned, it'd be worth getting the shop to check, just in case one slipped through with the wrong routing. EDIT: whoops, just realised you've already seen the fender website. i'd go by the fender website, not dealers. or you could email fender, if you really want to be sure.
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