#1
Ok So I had this Idea stuck in my head for a while now.

A True Superstrat, I'm talking about more than just the 80s ones. I play a lot of very different stuff, from Jazz to heavy metal and Hard Rock.

So I was thinking what if I could create a guitar versatile enough to fit all of these styles?

I was thinking of taking a Normal Ibanez strat shaped, floyd equipped guitar (HSH configuration) and modifying it to hold a sustainer, as well as an EMG 85/classic 57 + Seumour Duncan Alnico pro pick up.

I'm a poor fella so I just wanted to know is there anyone out there who has done this kind of thing before? Did it work out? Because it's gonna be very pricy.

Thank you for your time
#2
If your in the USA then look at GFS pickups, they are great for the $$
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#3
Mixing Actives with Passives is more of a hassle than it's worth.

You could just take a normal Fender Strat, or any HSH or HSS guitar, and run coil splits on the humbuckers, which, if you use the right pickups, could create almost any tone you want.

Look into Bareknuckles for your pickups, expensive, but very versatile and worth the money.
#4
A true superstrat is a jackson soloist. And yes, "Mixing Actives with Passives is more of a hassle than it's worth."
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#5
It's easily possible with 3 pickups to work with. I wouldn't get a sustainer - that will take up an entire pickup, and an important one at that (neck).

As for pickups, something like an SD JB (Bridge) / AII Pro Staggered (Middle) / Jazz (Neck) would nail everything you mentioned wanting. Coil tap the JB and Jazz with a 5 way switch, maybe wire them with phase possibilities, and your number of tonal options would be ridiculously high.

Alternatively, if you want to go active, You could go with something like the EMG 81TW / SA / 89. Possibly an 89 in the bridge as well rather than the 81TW.
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Last edited by Offworld92 at Jul 1, 2011,
#6
Thanks for ideas, guys. I really appreciate it. These are just ideas now, I wanna have all the details down before I actually do it.
Gear:

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Fender Mustang III
#7
I'd add this to the GB&C forum too. They may have some quirky/obscure help for you there.
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#8
Very versatile superstrat with a sustainer?

Sounds to me like you just described the Jackson Phil Collen PC-1.
#12
^ Very nice Photograph! Sweet guitar.
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#13
yeah that's exactly what I was talking about, Do you know the owner of that guitar?
Gear:

Ibanez RG4EXQM1
Agile 2000

Marshal Gm15
Fender Mustang III
#14
Quote by NikNyze
yeah that's exactly what I was talking about, Do you know the owner of that guitar?


It's just a standard Jackson PC-1 in the 'Chlorine' finish.
#15
Quote by Section 5
^ Very nice Photograph! Sweet guitar.

I would play that guitar like an animal with hysteria until its high n dry.

Ok i will stop..
#16
Yeah, stop Foolin' around man!
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