#1
I had a funny idea. I've been trying to make my guitar brighter for solos - my brother's Strat sounds about right on some of them. However, when I switch to the rhythm part, my IBanez sounds better. So I've been thinking.

Do you guys know about a guitar with a humbucker in the neck position and two single coils in the middle and bridge spots? It seems like something that would work out well.
#2
of course there r guitars in a SSH pickup configuration
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#3
Your ibanez probably sounds better for rhythm [ie darker or neutral] as it is either mahogany or basswood.

The Strat sounds brighter because it has Alder or Ash.

It's a wood thing that causes the different sounds you like.
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#6
Build one!

Seriously though, build one. It'll be better than a modified tele, and you can make it from mahogany to give it a warmer tone.
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#8
I know some people in my town do make guitars. Maybe they'll be interested. Also, I don't think it was the wood - my Ibanez's middle pickup (a single coil) sounded pretty good, but it didn't distort well. I was thinking oftwo single coils instead of just one so I could have them run together (I think that's called running in series, but I'm probably wrong).
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of course there r guitars in a SSH pickup configuration

I thought you were supposed to start from the bridge, eg. HSS, not SSH.
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I know some people in my town do make guitars. Maybe they'll be interested. Also, I don't think it was the wood - my Ibanez's middle pickup (a single coil) sounded pretty good, but it didn't distort well. I was thinking oftwo single coils instead of just one so I could have them run together (I think that's called running in series, but I'm probably wrong).

You could just get a higer output single coil, or use a boost/OD for it, given that you said you're only gonna be using the neck for rhythm and then the bridge for lead work. Or you could just get say a Fender Standard Tele, and shove a Little 59 in there or a Hot Rails or something like that.


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I thought you were supposed to start from the bridge, eg. HSS, not SSH.


HSS would mean that the humbucker is in the bridge, SSH would mean that the humbucker is in the neck, which we want for this. So it is starting from the bridge, it's just an unusual pickup selection.
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#11
Running two single coils in series won't give you an output boost, but will probably make it easier to distort.
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#12
Couldn't you just grab a strat that is routed H/S/H and then use a pickguard that is S/S/H and you have what you want.
#13
go for a H/S/H with a coil splitter, then you can go from H/S/H to S/S/S. that would probably work for u