#1
I was wondering whether it's possible to replace the Bridge pickups on Fat Strats to a single piece Humbucker like an EMG 85. I ask because i'm considering buying a Fender Deluxe Fat Strat and i figure that eventually i'll want to upgrade it a bit after i get a new kickass Amp. So, is it possible? and also, is there any point replacing the single coils? like maybe replacing my neck pickup with a Hot Rail so it runs HSH. btw, it's stock Pups are 2 Tex-Mex single coils and a Tex-Mex Humbucking Pup.
#2
Yes. Considering a fat strat is a H-s-s and that an EMG85 is a humbucker... It's very possible.

Oh and I'd wait to consider changing the pups until AFTER the amp...

And if you're shooting for a H-S-H setup, BUY an H-S-H setup, not an H-S-S.... That's what I'd do.
#3
Cool, was just wondering because the stock humbucker appears to just be 2 single coils thrown together and i was like WTF? because i've never owned a strat before. Definitely waiting until after the Amp to upgrade and i probably won't go for a HSH was just a thought. What are the best single coils you can buy?
#4
If you're considering throwing in EMGs, i doubt a strat is for you. Just an opinion.

The humbucker on that may look like 2 single coils, but it's actually a humbucker, don't worry about that.

As for single coils, (you'll hear this a lot) there's no "best". It all depends on what sounds you're after. However, the ones that have a good reputation include Lady Fralin, Lace Sensors and i quite like the Dimarzio Area models.
Fender Highway 1 Strat
Agile Septor Pro 725

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Axe-Fx Ultra

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#6
I wasn't gonna throw in some Emg's i just couldn't think of any other Humbuckers on the spot, lol. Ok, well i guess i'll figure out the single's some other time. Back to the bridge, reckon i should go with some Seymour Duncan's?
#7
What do you play? Also, what amp??

You're jumping to far ahead of yourself here.
#8
Right, haha.

Like before, we can only really make recommendations if you tell us what kind of sound you're after, or an example of a guitarist's sound that you like.
Fender Highway 1 Strat
Agile Septor Pro 725

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Axe-Fx Ultra

Trust me, I'm a medical student
#9
why don't you get a guitar with stock seymour duncans rather than a strat. for example my yamaha has a JB in the bridge and in my opinion it is just as good as a fender.
#10
My sound: Warm, mellow lows on clean accompanied by bright highs. On distortion i want a thick, crunchy sound out of the lows and and once again bright, clear highs. That's my sound. What was up with the Mask comment? I don't get it
#11
One of the guitarists from slipknot, Jim Root, is endorsed by fender and plays his signature telecaster with EMG's...
#12
^^^^That's what i was thinking but i couldn't figure how he got his tone out from a Tele.
#13
About what i play. I play pretty much all rock ranging from Bluesy stiff to a bit of Metal. Not alot of Metal though and it's not too heavy anyway.