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Hi Guys.i Am Going My First Electric Guitar And I Am Between A Strat(sss) And A Fat Strat(hss).but Whats The Difference???what Music Styles Can I Play With One Of Them???i Used To Listen Blues Rock And Hard Rock.
#2
The difference is that one has a humbucker in the bridge and the other has a single coil.

I'd go with a SSS but if this is your only guitar, HSS might fit better.
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#3
HSS means Humbucker, Single coil, Single Coil

SSS means Single Coil, Single coil, Single Coil

Single coils and humbuckers are two types of electric guitar pickups. They are the parts that transfer the strings' sound to an electric signal

The difference is that a HSS has a humbucker at the bridge position, instead of a single coil like a traditional Stratocaster would have.

The advantage is that a humbucker gives thicker tones than a single coil. And if you're going to play hard rock, I would get a HSS instead of a SSS setup.
#4
Humbuckers handle overdrive better than single coils and are alot less noisy. If you plan on playing alot of rock and hardrock, I suggest you take the HSS guitar.
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I'd say go with the HSS. my number one biggest mistake in life was getting an SSS instead. The Humbucker has a much higher output. I covered this (and many other things) in an article I posted on here called guide to guitars. Here's a link.
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/columns/the_guide_to/the_guide_to_guitars.html
The bit on pick ups is towards the bottom
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#7
Actually if you want to sound like Hendrix then you're better of with an SSS Strat. He used SSS Strats.

But also if you want a tone like Hendrix then you need to buy a (pretty expensive) Marshall valve amplifier, plus a few weird pedals. It's really quite hard to get that kind of sound on a beginner's budget.
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I'd say go with the HSS. my number one biggest mistake in life was getting an SSS instead.

Your doing pretty well in life if thats a number 1 mistake
#9
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HSS is a lot more versatile (certainly for heavier stuff) unless you absolutely need to nail completely authentic strat tones.
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If you want to play guns n roses you'll be NEEDING that humbucker. This is from another guns n roses fan who made the mistake of getting a strat with no humbucker.
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I want to play from stevie ray vaughan to guns and roses


yeah go hss

hsh even might be preferable for g n r
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#14
HSS definitely if you want to play hard rock, I've got a HSS guitar and it pretty darn versatile, I was playing Megadeth on it the other day no problem then went and played some bluesy-jazzy improv stuff since I still had the single coils. It's a really good choice.