#1
hey guys iv been looking at strats and teles and love them but i play metal. i am aware there are humbucker versions of these guitars.

are there any decent stacked humbuckers that i could use for metal similar to misery signals n killswitch engage?
#3
Tele's do come in double humbucker varieties. Strats come in HSS varieties.

Also if get a custom wound pickup you can get enough out of it to play some serious stuff.
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#4
Why would you want to play a Strat for metal?

Believe me, I've gone through that faze, and it's not a wise one

Stacked single coils are supposed to sound like humbuckers, but I've yet to try one that really does. They're more like high output single coils than anything, though they do get rid of the hum
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#5
Dimarzio makes some nice stacked singles, they may be able to get you close. but you might as well btie the bullet and route out your guitar/pickguard for humbuckers if you're going to be playing metal. there's only three people i can think of who have a decent metal tone with singles: Malmsteen, Blackmore and Jake E. Lee. if you want that Malmsteen thickly-squeal kind of tone, then get a stacked single. They don't have much use besides that, IMO.
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#6
I need to convince the other guitar player in my band to route his strat for a humbucker in the bridge...

Single coils are just too thin sounding, imo.
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I need to convince the other guitar player in my band to route his strat for a humbucker in the bridge...

Single coils are just too thin sounding, imo.

Unless it doesn't have a pickguard, 90% of Strats are already routed HSS or HSH.
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#9
Jim Root sig. models

Loved them. Actually never loved a tele sooo much. EMG81-85 and tele.. give it a try
#10
it can be done and if you're going for a specific sound it's great.
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but humbuckers do sound thicker and is more applicable for like 90 percent of metal tones. if that strat is your only guitar i'd suggest s/s/h with an option to split the bucker
I'd got sinner/sinner/miracle man or warpig. they sound great split.
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#12
haha cheers guys yea i dont have strat or a tele, i was just seeing if it could be done before i buy as i do prefer the look of strats and teles with the singles, but yea im gonna go with humbuckers with all of ur advice i do have humbucker guitars already with BKP pups i just fancied a bit of a change lol but seeing as they are not as good as humbuckers ill just stick with them haha.

cheers guys
#13
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Why would you want to play a Strat for metal?

Believe me, I've gone through that faze, and it's not a wise one

What about Iron Maiden?
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What about Iron Maiden?

Iron Maiden is not the kind of metal he, or I play
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#15
^ True, but you said metal, not modern metal.

Although I suppose he did mention Killswitch. (terrible HD cover, had to throw that out there)
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^ True, but you said metal, not modern metal.

Although I suppose he did mention Killswitch. (terrible HD cover, had to throw that out there)



I like their cover better than the Dio version
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#17
^ The breakdown portion is possibly the worst piece of music ever produced by humanity.

Cavemen banging rocks could have done a better job.
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^ The breakdown portion is possibly the worst piece of music ever produced by humanity.

Cavemen banging rocks could have done a better job.

agreed. It's just one of those songs that never needs to be covered. especially by some run of the mill, dime a f*cking dozen, shitty metal band who's sole purpose seems to be as ironic as possible.
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#19
random side note: I mess around with metal tones on my single-coil Esquire all the time. :P
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#20
Seymour Duncan Hot Rails and JB Jr.
I've played guitars with Rails and got some pretty chunky sounds. They don't sound entirely like humbuckers, probably due to the narrow magnetic field, but they do a good job.

As for true single coils, it's hard to find a good one. Some say it can't be done, and others respond with "I use a strat/tele/p-90's for metal all the time". It can be done, but it's not common. A lot of them are a bit too twangy for metal, and that's hard to get rid of.
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