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#2
Then just do it, what do you care what we think?

Also, doesn't Mikael Akerfeldt use single coils or something of the sort?
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#3
there are strats with humbucker in bridge position so where is the problem?
#4
i cant afford a humbucker guitar right now, and with the right settings, my single coils suit me fine.

still, humbuckers are better IMO, but it dosent really mater what we say go with what you like
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there are strats with humbucker in bridge position so where is the problem?


MY strat isn't one of them
#7
It's usually because with high gain the noise radically increases too, though some people still play high gain music with single coils, like Eric Johnson for example, but he turns down the treble to 0 on his distorted amp and sometimes on the guitar too, eliminating a good amount of the noise frequencies.
It's also defeatable with noise gates (á la Yngwie), but some people don't like them.
Also, there are many different single sized humbucking pickups available for a strat.
#8
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everyone reccomends a humbucker guitar for metal, but I love my stratocaster


you can get stacked humbuckers that fit inside the space of a normal humbucker, that way you still get to keep the aesthetics but compromise?
#9
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MY strat isn't one of them


then just do some chopping, wiring and soldering , then it will be
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#11
There is a thread kind of similar to this one right now; "Stratocasters in Metal"
But yes, they definitely can do metal, some good examples mentioned above.
And you can always swap out the P/Us for other ones.
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#13
Blasphemy! Single coil can do metal just fine!
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#14
stacked single coils or well made high out put single coils.
if you've got crap single coils their gonna suck because they will be noisy compared to humbuckers in the same price range.

well made singles are not that noisy.
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#15
single coils do metal fine, humbuckers are a less noisy and more popular choice for metal, hell u can do metal with p90s, and its ****ing br00talz, real raw and powerful, just get a noise gate
Eh.
#16
What would this man say?


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What would this man say?

Probably something along the lines of 'Man, I love my stacked humbuckers!'

Oh, and donuts.
#20
Mark Briody from Jag Panzer uses a SSS Strat, and he's got a great metal tone IMO. And...Yngwie. =P The only people here I've seen say you CAN'T use humbuckers for metal have been elitists, and if it weren't for me and Strat necks/headstocks/shapes not getting along I would've got one long ago. =P
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Probably something along the lines of 'Man, I love my stacked donuts!'

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#23
yeah another one of these threads. i play strats with single coil pickups and i play metal. don't like the noise well there are a few options some of which have been mentioned. get Lace Sensor pickups, they retain the single coil sound and eliminate most of the noise. yes stock strats can be noisy and don't push the amp as hard as a humbucker equiped guitar. turn the gain up a little more big deal. strats will make you work harder but the rewards are worth the effort.
#24
What about Blackmore? Totally metal.
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#25
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#26
Um... you're playing a strat. That is one of the easiest guitars to modify. If yours is an SSS, you can get a HSS or HSH pick guard for like $15, or free if you have some kind of cutting tool. Then you'd just need a humbucker. eBay: boom. Humbucker. Depending on what you get, for like $30-$40. I know I got an EMG H4 for about that much, and I got an Ibanez INF4 for about $20, I think.
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#27
Check if your strat is routed to fit a humbucker under the pickguard, get a stacked single coil/Single coil sized humbucker...

What it all comes down to is if you're happy with how it sounds. It doesn't matter what any of us think, if you're happy with how it sounds then what's the problem?
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#28
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Check if your strat is routed to fit a humbucker under the pickguard, get a stacked single coil/Single coil sized humbucker...

What it all comes down to is if you're happy with how it sounds. It doesn't matter what any of us think, if you're happy with how it sounds then what's the problem?



my bro has a humbucker guitar, a Peavey, but it sounds the same as my Squier

idfk, I love my strat tho, thats for sure
#29
The only thing that I can really think of that would work for metal in terms of single coils would be a high output noiseless single coil or a stacked single coil
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The only thing that I can really think of that would work for metal in terms of single coils would be a high output noiseless single coil or a stacked single coil


i recorded the slo clips in my other thread on my tele. it's doable you just have to prefer that sound/minimize noise in the other parts of your rig.

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#32
single coils can produce some beautiful old style metal sounds
#33
You people all realize Malmsteen uses stacked humbuckers, right? He was the first to design them with Dimarzio back in the day.
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You people all realize Malmsteen uses stacked humbuckers, right? He was the first to design them with Dimarzio back in the day.


you do realize that although they are designed to be hum cancelling they are also designed to retain the single coil sound.
#36
you can put humbuckers in a strat and do metal....ie iron maiden.

and they make blackouts and emgs for strats
#37
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hot rails and stacks.

Hotrails are still single-coils. XD That's like saying a mountain bike isn't a bike.
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#38
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you do realize that although they are designed to be hum cancelling they are also designed to retain the single coil sound.

they still dont sound like singlecoils; theyre warmer, characteristic of humbuckers
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#39
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they still dont sound like singlecoils; theyre warmer, characteristic of humbuckers


they don't sound anything like humbuckers. and they split better.
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#40
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they don't sound anything like humbuckers. and they split better.

ive never heard a regular single sound like stacked humbuckers, nor have i heard one split. not my thing either way, im into the fat humbucker tone
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