#1
Will playing heavy rock or metal on my Fender Standard Stratocaster with single coil pickups damage my amplifier? I'm new at playing electric guitar( I play acoustic)
#2
Also can you actually play heavy rock or metal music on a Fender Standard Stratocaster with single coil pickups or do you need humbuck pickups?
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Will playing heavy rock or metal on my Fender Standard Stratocaster with single coil pickups damage my amplifier? I'm new at playing electric guitar( I play acoustic)


No.

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Also can you actually play heavy rock or metal music on a Fender Standard Stratocaster with single coil pickups or do you need humbuck pickups?


You can get very many sounds out of a good strat, many of them heavy enough for metal. It really depends what sort of sound you're looking for though, you won't get the sounds that you hear on a lot of metal albums because most are recorded with humbuckers.
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I kinda prefer single coils, a humbucker gives you a nice fat, thick sound, but a single coil gives you a searing, bright sound that cuts through the mix.
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Will playing heavy rock or metal on my Fender Standard Stratocaster with single coil pickups damage my amplifier? I'm new at playing electric guitar( I play acoustic)



No. Where on earth you even got that idea that it might do so? Its just a mic. The amp wont self detonate just because you play few power chords rapidly.

And yes you can play heavy rock and metal with single coils, it just sounds bit wrong but it wont prevent you from practicing and getting it right. There are single coil shaped humbuckers you can put on your bridge later if you are hellbent on playing this kind of music with Strat.

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Quote by Doebob901
Will playing heavy rock or metal on my Fender Standard Stratocaster with single coil pickups damage my amplifier? I'm new at playing electric guitar( I play acoustic)


No.


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Also can you actually play heavy rock or metal music on a Fender Standard Stratocaster with single coil pickups or do you need humbuck pickups?


You can play metal with single coil pickups.
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it'll be fine

will you like it as much as a metal tone with humbuckers? maybe not (or maybe, a lot of it is preference), but it'll be fine for getting on with, most likely.
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