#1
Yo buddies,

is it possible to mod a HSS Strat to a SSS?
If yes, how difficult is it?
#3
Quote by Roc8995
Super easy, just change the pickguard.


that easy. of course you'll need a single coil pup for the bridge position.
#5
well this is an interesting thing.

look under the pickguard and see how the guitars wood is routed. It's at least a HSS
but... if you haven't bought a name brand humbucker yet try a "mini humbucker" it looks like a single coil but has the power of a humbucker. Such as a JB jr. A screaming demon, hot stack or hot rail by seymour duncan. All cancel hum as well.

mods wise I suggest the auto tap mod or the auto split whatever it's called.
#6
Quote by Tallwood13
well this is an interesting thing.

look under the pickguard and see how the guitars wood is routed. It's at least a HSS
but... if you haven't bought a name brand humbucker yet try a "mini humbucker" it looks like a single coil but has the power of a humbucker. Such as a JB jr. A screaming demon, hot stack or hot rail by seymour duncan. All cancel hum as well.

mods wise I suggest the auto tap mod or the auto split whatever it's called.


ummm..... he already has a humbucker and wants to go to a single coil. why on earth would he put in a single coil sized humbucker?
#7
Quote by monwobobbo
ummm..... he already has a humbucker and wants to go to a single coil. why on earth would he put in a single coil sized humbucker?

Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#8
Modding to SSS is quite unusual, unless you're reverting a previously done mod. You'll need a new pickguard and the pickup only. And this way you won't have to worry if its routed for the pickup. Be sure to buy a pickguard that guarentees a good fit for the Strat you have though, it can be problematic if the holes doesn't line up.

I wonder though - HSS is not the standard option to go for with a Strat, really. How did you end up with a HSS if you'd rather have an SSS? Just curious.
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#9
I bought a used 2012 Custom Shop Strat with stock-HSS configuration.
I always wanted the bridge Singlecoil because of the sound and traditional classy look but when i tried the guitar the playability, sound and everything was so awesome so i bought it.

To be honest I never took the pickguard off so regarding the comments above i guess
the pickups are not screwed into the body wood, right?

That would be great, i just have to buy a SSS pickguard who fits with the screws and of course the bridge pickup. The soldering shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks so far
Last edited by resum at Dec 21, 2014,
#10
Quote by resum
I bought a used 2012 Custom Shop Strat with stock-HSS configuration.
I always wanted the bridge Singlecoil because of the sound and traditional classy look but when i tried the guitar the playability, sound and everything was so awesome so i bought it.

To be honest I never took the pickguard off so regarding the comments above i guess
the pickups are not screwed into the body wood, right?

That would be great, i just have to buy a SSS pickguard who fits with the screws and of course the bridge pickup. The soldering shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks so far

the pickups aren't screwed into the wood so not an issue. you can use the same screws that you have and just need a new pickguard. fender makes plenty of direct replacements so should be easy to find.