#1
thrash on a squire classic vibe 50's strat, specifically the olympic white model hehe =p im thinking the first thing id want to look into would be a noise gate?
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#2
john 5 plays one so why not? a noise gate will help, but really what you need is to put in some decent humbuckers
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#3
Actually, I think John 5 plays a Fender Tele that squier make a cheaper version of.

You probably could with a decent set of humbuckers (probably not easy to install on a strat). You may as well use your Les Paul.
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#4
john 5 plays teles mate =] and his tele actually has humbuckers in it. and its sexy.

my les paul is.. meh... its not exactly a joy to play.
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#5
you could get some tele humbuckers for a beefier sound and to rectify the noise problem, but you might as well just use the les paul for thrash
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john 5 plays teles mate =] and his tele actually has humbuckers in it. and its sexy.

my les paul is.. meh... its not exactly a joy to play.



Except the one that had the **** headstock.

And I've seen John 5 shred on his sig Squire Tele. It was ina commercial for it :P

You can play on anything, obviously it wont be ideal but it'll work.
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#7
if u get the sttrat u can take out the pickguard and get a prewired one with humbuckers...
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#8
Might want to change the pickups to some hum cancelling singles like various Dimarzios or get a humbucker in single coil spacing like a Seymour Duncan JB Jr, I suppose you could but it would hiss like crazy unless you got the aforementioned pickups or some kind of gate.
#9
You could do it - you wouldn't be the first person to use single coils for metal. However I would recommend you do an Iron Maiden and replace all the pickups with SD Hot Rails (though a Cool Rauls for the neck is advised, possibly for the middle position too).

Squier do make a white Strat that has three Hot Rails pickups in it already and a two-stud bridge that stays in tune much better than the normal 6-screw bridge, but the guitar itself is slightly lower quality than the Classic Vibe model - the CV is made of medium-grade alder while the Deluxe Hot Rails is made using low-grade basswood.
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#10
Seymour Duncan Little '59 is a good riggin. Course I have em in my Tele so it'll give ya a much different sound on a Strat, but if yer lookin to keep your Strat-Twang, kill the hum and cut off some of that single coil rustyness that'll do ya good.

Course you could always just set up your Paul-O so it actually plays nice
#11
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Actually, I think John 5 plays a Fender Tele that squier make a cheaper version of.

You probably could with a decent set of humbuckers (probably not easy to install on a strat). You may as well use your Les Paul.

most strats are routed for humbuckers i believe
#12
you definately could play thrash on your strat, however, looking at your list of guitars you have a couple superior choices.

that being said, give the strat a shot. if it sounds good to you, then you can play thrash on it. if it sounds like someone farting in a garbage can, take a pass. dont spend any money turning a squire strat into a thrash machine as that would be akin to modifiying a kia sedan... just plain dumb. save the money for a more suitable (again, you have better suited guitars in your quiver!!!)
#13
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most strats are routed for humbuckers i believe


I've never taken one apart but I thought because they had single coils in them they just routed them all for single coils. I know a few people have a bucker in the bridge position but i always thought that needed some serious dicking around to route the guitar properly.

Personally, I'd look at some stacked humbuckers instead.
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#14
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I've never taken one apart but I thought because they had single coils in them they just routed them all for single coils. I know a few people have a bucker in the bridge position but i always thought that needed some serious dicking around to route the guitar properly.

Personally, I'd look at some stacked humbuckers instead.


Most strats have either a HSH route or a "universal" route - it's just a single chamber that you could fit like 3 maybe 4 humbuckers in depending on how thing they are.

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#15
You can play thrash on anything, you'll just get different tones. Singles may feed back, but a Squire is probably routed HSH. If you wanted, you could put new pickups in, but if you used the stock, you might feed back a bit. Though others are right, you have guitars that are much better suited to Thrash than that particular strat.
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#16
thanks for all the input =] i think ill invest in brining my les paul up to standard for now, and get the strat should i ever have the cash spare in the future.
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#17
Depends on the strat My 60s Classic Player strat was only routed for singles. I had to do the routing for a bridge humbucker myself. Not fun to do with an electric drill and a router type bit. I routed it a little small so I can clean up the job later whe I pickup a cheap router. My old Tokai strat was routed for a bridge humbucker but I fitted a really hot single coil in the bridge.