#1
I have a Strat and i want to change my pickups. I want the stacked humbucker kind but i have no clue which ones to get. i play metal, and some classic rock. i also need to know if i have to change my pots. thanks
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#2
What amp are you using?
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What amp are you using?


what does that have to do with the question?

I think you will probably have to change the pots Wizard
#4
Nah, they invented stacked humbuckers specifically so you could fit them onto Strats and other guitars with single coil pots without having to dig around ruining the cosmetics and the pickguard.
As for choices DiMarzio's (e.g. Virtual Vinatage ones) would favour you best, or some Duncans..get the Rails if I were you.
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what does that have to do with the question?

It's a valid question.
I think you will probably have to change the pots Wizard

I didn't change the pots when I went to humbuckers on my Strat and I actually liked the tonal effect of the lower ohm pots better.

Anyway, I'm personally a fan of the DiMarzio Chopper and the Fast Track 2.
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#6
personally i like the virtual vintage ones from dimarzio.

also, i hooked the bridge up to a pot to mellow out the rails, what were otherwise a little harsh.


also, amp and style of music you play, is pretty important here.
you want that squared away before you start trying to fine tune your tone.
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#7
well right now i have a marshall 15cd(crappy, i know) and ive been looking at the seymour duncan rails and the dimarzio chopper and the billy corgan pickups.
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#8
tbh, you'll want to upgrade your amp first.

you wont get the tone kick you think thru that amp.
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#9
its all i have right now. my dad doesnt understand anything i tell him. but it works (sorta.....)
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i dont have much money either. i will make at least 300 in october though. and with the holidays and my birthday, i can rake out another 200.
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#11
listen i understand you want to upgrade your rig. but the $70 + installation, can also go towards a new amp fund, or even a quality pedal.

i'm letting you know that you'll hear a bump in volume, but it's not going to make the huge difference you might be thinking.


edit: if you want to do it knowing that it's only going to be a couple of months until you get your amp, then i'm sure that's fine.
i'm just giving you a heads up, as i went thru a similar thing years back.
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#12
Even more of a reason not to waste it on pickups, they're a very poor value upgrade and you don't get a lot of bang for your buck swapping pickups. The best use of your cash is to buy a new amp.
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#14
or do i want more wattage
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#16
i think i can do that. amps arent my specialty (pedals are) so looking at amps is tough for me.
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