#1
Hi,
I want to change my strat bridge pup to more agressive/ rock/ punchy buttom end single size pup. I usually play rock/blues but sometimes want to rock harder using the B pup on my strat. Which you recomend? I have my eyes on SD jbj , hotrails , Dmz super Distortion...but all is welcome.
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#2
only one i have experience with is the hotrails (and not much experience at that)- i'd say it's too hot for what you want, i'd probably strike it off the list of possibles.
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#3
Hot rails, cool rails, classic rails, JB all sound pretty good. I have a cool rails which does classic rock and also surf tones. The JB leans more 80s
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#5
There's probably a humbucker cavity under the scratchplate. If so, you could run a real humbucker. HSS start scratchplates are a dime a dozen.
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#6
^ good call
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only one i have experience with is the hotrails (and not much experience at that)- i'd say it's too hot for what you want, i'd probably strike it off the list of possibles.

Why do do you theyl be too hot for me? you mean too bright? im looking for a metallish tone at the bridge tough not too brighty and preferably not too much ioncrease in volume when changing Pups
#8
too much output (which results in too much distortion and compression).

if you want metal tones it'd probably be ok, but you said in your original post you mainly played rock/blues.

you're gonna get an increase in volume with a hotter pickup. that's pretty much par for the course. if you want to avoid that, get a less hot pickup and maybe use an od pedal as a boost when you need heavier tones.
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#9
If you're wanting a true HB with more 80s metalish tones but also the ability to still do some classic rock, the Tesla VR-Extreme is a good option.

Also the RailHammer Chisel could do the job.
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#10
Maybe try an SD Quarter Pounder. Its a bit hotter than the average single coil and is good for chunky, gainier yet vintage-ish, classic rock-ish tone. It sounds euphoric with a fuzz pedal through a good amp!
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