#1
Hello, I have a Squier California Series HSS and I'm planning to change the pickups. What are the best pickups for Squier California Series HSS? Need a good recommendation. Thanks!
#2
If you list your budget, current gear, and what you want to sound like we can give some suggestions. "The best" is a really weak request, there's no way to answer that.
#3
[my opinion] With a guitar that cheap it's not worth buying new pickups. They might cost you twice that much as the guitar and you still might not get the resuts you hope for. Buy a new guitar instead. [/my opinion]
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#4
Quote by Dragonfyre137
[my opinion] With a guitar that cheap it's not worth buying new pickups. They might cost you twice that much as the guitar and you still might not get the resuts you hope for. Buy a new guitar instead. [/my opinion]


I disagree. If the OP has a reasonably decent amp and likes the feel of his Squire, a PU upgrade isn't a bad temp upgrade.

If he keeps the old pickups, the new pickups can used for another guitar. A PU upgrade isn't an permanent change.

First off, OP, what amp and do you not like about your Squire's sound?
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#6
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If you list your budget, current gear, and what you want to sound like we can give some suggestions. "The best" is a really weak request, there's no way to answer that.

+1.
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#7
Definitely need more information, but I'm irresponsible. I promise two Fender Hot Noiseless single coils in the mid/neck won't let you down. They're really awesome. In the notch position they are absolutely beautiful for cleans. They are high ***ugh output that they work for high gain lead styles. Syrupy as can be with that single coil duck/bite thing going on. Unless you want something really different from traditional single coils (Like a hot rails) I don't know how these could possibly not be a great choice. Literally the only thing in my rig I have absolutely no complaints about.

Bridge is a bit different. That one is very dependant on what you want to do with it. You might want PAFs you might want a smooth medium output bucker, or something ridiculous like Duncan Distortion.
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