#3
can it get close? im debating a new guitar and want the SSS look, but need some distoration for likes of guns n roses, acdc and most rock bands, play the odd green day but im way past the powerchord shit
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Quote by direstraits80
can it get close? im debating a new guitar and want the SSS look, but need some distoration for likes of guns n roses, acdc and most rock bands, play the odd green day but im way past the powerchord shit

it wont get close, all you will have is a heavily distorted single coil, far too trebly and no strong sustain, buy a single coil sized humbucker and stick it in the bridge, it will keep the look and give you the sound you want
#5
You don't need humbuckers for distortion. My stock single coils distort just as well as my humbucker. It takes more for them to distort, because they're lower output, but that's just because the humbucker is a bridge pickup and was designed that way.

But if you want a humbucker with the SSS look, you could always get a single coil sixe humbucker.
#6
You can get a distorted tone with a SSS guitar, and you can get a clean tone with a HSS. Some people insist that anything heavier than Beethoven's Ode To Joy requires a humbucker, but really it's just a different tone, my friend has played thrash metal with a Telecaster and I've done some 80s hard rock-type stuff with a SSS Strat. A DS-2 with a SSS guitar should be just fine for normal rock, I prefer HSS because I mostly play high-gain stuff, but straight-up rock? Take your pick, man.
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#7
i would go for a MIM Fat Strat straight away, its just sometimes, like playing dire straits, the bridge pickup is needed
#8
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nope, doesnt really work like that


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Quote by Capt_Clarkson
it wont get close, all you will have is a heavily distorted single coil, far too trebly and no strong sustain, buy a single coil sized humbucker and stick it in the bridge, it will keep the look and give you the sound you want


this is pretty inaccurate. no it won't sound like a humbucker but to say it will be to trebley and lack sustain is wrong. you certainly can cut back on the treble on your amp and on the pedal for that matter. lacking sustain, hmm.. pretty sure that Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore and Uli Roth (plus a host of others ) would disagree.

agree that a stacked coil pup or the single coil sized humbucker would be a possibility. you can also try Lace Sensors (the red)which have higher output but still retain many of the good strat characteristics. (see The Land Unknown in my profile)

OP bear in mind that even with a humbucker a strat isn't going to be able to really duplicate a Les Paul (oer SG) sound. it will get you closer than a single coil could but don't expect it to nail it at all.
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