#1
Hey UG, I have a white MIM strat, and im in the market for new pickups. I need something really versatile and i have narrowed my choices down to four sets, http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/EMG-EMGGC21-SA-Prewired-Pickguard-Set?sku=300274, http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/DiMarzio-FG2108-Fast-Track-Prewired-Pickguard?sku=476234, http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/DiMarzio-Fast-Track-PreWired-Strat-Guitar-Pickguard?sku=360815, and http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/DiMarzio-FG2108-HS-Setup-Prewired-StratStyle-Pickguard?sku=476236. I need to be able to have clarity, and still handle distortion great, while having decent cleans and no hum. I have a Line 6 Valve.
#2
Hmm, it's hard to say. Rails do give a certain hot tone, is that what you're looking for?

For what you are looking for, you may want to consider the EMG DG20 set.
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#3
well, i like jazz fusion, shred, prog, 80's metal, and i dabble in modern metal. i also need some cleans for rhcp and ska. im having such a hard time deciding lol
#4
I would personally chose the last set. The YJM's and the HS-3. Those are pretty legit pups and they would serve all of your needs. That being said, I'm not a fan of rails.
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#5
Well, the HS combo is good for clean overdrive, but very low output and your gonna need to either crank the gain or get a boost, cuz of the low output. Yngwie Malmsteen uses (Well, USE TO, until he switched to SD) them, And his sound was great, I'm not too sure about the cleans on them though, it's basically the same as vintage strat pickups with the ability to handle high gain.
#6
So i can get great distortion from the yjm? i need like liquidy solo tone, kinda like from glasgow kiss.
#8
Quote by odian4
i need like liquidy solo tone, kinda like from glasgow kiss.

Ah, Petrucci. Very nice.
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#9
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Well, shit...I'd just get some humbuckers. BUT since you want rails, check this out: http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/stratocaster/cutting-edge/blackouts_singl/. Those are Seymour Duncan Blackouts Singles. They're similar to EMGs, except they have better cleans. Those are prolly closest to what you're looking for.


i need a prewired set. i have no knowledge of wiring pups andi dont wanna break my hard earned pups.