#1
Hey guys - hope some of you more knowledgeable people will be able to advise me on this.

I have an American Standard Strat that i would like to modify to handle hard rock - the type of songs can be found in the samples on y band page here
http://www.myspace.com/hammersalt

I usually use an Ibanez ART300 but would like to modify my Strat to be my backup guitar. Quite happy to go the single coil or humbucker mod but would prefer to steer clear of actives on the strat. It would also be great to keep the strat neck pickup and therefore maintain some of that lovely strat twang for cleans.

Please let me know if any of you have done this or are using a strat in this way - and how i could get mine to handle it.

If it is important my amp is a Peavey Valveking 212 and effects are fired through standalone stompboxes, currently Dunlop Cry Baby, Boss DD3, Ibanez TS9, Blackstar HT-Dual. Look forward to hearing from all you experts
#3
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#4
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#6
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........and dont forget the Seymour Duncan Hotrails!


IMHO thats really not a good pickup by any means
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Guitars:
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Marshall TSL100
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#7
Thanks for the heads up guys - i like the sound of the JBJR, dont suppose any of you are using one of those that can give me an idea of sound? A coupleof youtube vids but none are that great.
#8
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IMHO thats really not a good pickup by any means


Not to threadjack, but I was considering that same pickup. What's wrong with that pickup, and what would you recommend instead for hard rock/metal in a strat?
#9
If the hot rails weren't that great of a pickup, it wouldn't be recommended so often for heating up a strat's versatility. I personally think it's a great pickup.
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