#1
Hello all! I am in a bit of a pickle here...

As of now, I own a beautiful MIA strat that plays like a stick of butter. I love this guitar but I would like to move away from the single coil sound.

I was in GC yesterday and I was casually looking around and playing a couple guitars when I came across this flat top Gibson LP with p90s that played very smoothly.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/gibson-les-paul-special-electric-guitar-with-p-90-pickups/h78102

It was awesome and ever since I played it I have been seriously considering trading in my strat and one of my amps I don't use much for this LP. I've had an Epi LP before but I didn't like it as much because of the pitch in the neck I believe and I found humbuckers were a bit too muddy for my style.

Anyway, I really don't know what to do. I love my strat but I'm not sure if I'm digging the single coil sound as much as I used to. Has anyone been in a similar situation? Any opinions? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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#2
Put a dual rail humbucker in the bridge. That's what I did with my strat and I'm very happy with it.
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#4
Quote by kutless999
Put a dual rail humbucker in the bridge. That's what I did with my strat and I'm very happy with it.

Yep I did this with my 2 teles I'm just not the single coil type
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#5
I will look into the dual rail pickups. Thank you for the suggestion.

And I know technically P90s are single coils but they definitely have a different sound than single coils on a strat.
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#6
Have a look under the scratch plate, you may be able to fit at least one normal humbucker in there. If so, buy another scratch plate and populate it. Then if you ever want to return it to stock it's a simple matter of changing scratchplates.
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#7
Get a set of SD Hotrails. Instant magic in a Strat in my opinion. If that doesn't work for you... the great thing about Strats and Teles is that they are easy to mod, they are great platforms for modding and building up. You can buy an HH pickguard, a little routing, and solder whatever pups you may want into it. If you are comfortable with how it plays keep it and swap the pups.
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