#2
If you put a much higher output pickup in you may have an issue of volume difference when switching between pickups. also if you like using both middle and bridge pickups at once, the bridge may overpower the middle if it is too hot.

Just a thought to keep in mind when choosing a pickup. I don't have any specific recommendations though. For anyone who does know alot about pickups you might want to tell us what your budget is.
#3
I find that the Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbcuker does a great job in HSS Strats. It's really beefy sounding but it's not TOO stark a contrast to the single coils.
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#4
Quote by joe_k
If you put a much higher output pickup in you may have an issue of volume difference when switching between pickups. also if you like using both middle and bridge pickups at once, the bridge may overpower the middle if it is too hot.


you can compensate for this by lowering the HB away from the strings, i had to do that. if you double the distance from the strings you quarter the output.

i use a suhr SSH, it sounds good. you may want a doug eldritch. i also put a coil tap on the pup so i can make it single coil, i get the best of both worlds and love the hell outta it.
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#5
I dunno I don't use bridge pick up I either do hum or neck. Nothing else. I want a more beefier tone.
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#6
Quote by silly6-string
I dunno I don't use bridge pick up I either do hum or neck. Nothing else. I want a more beefier tone.

the humbucker is the bridge pup.

heavier than the stock pup can do, what stuff is that pup coming up short on?
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#8
Or be a crazy bastard like me and add a second SC at the bridge a la Robbie Robertson. I have mine on a switch so I can run them parallel/series/single. The downside is that you have to do a bit of chisel work to make it fit even in a body routed for HSS. If it's RW/RP you end up with a humbucker.
This way you still get your bridge "humbucker" on an angle but all the pole pieces still line up properly beneath the strings.
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