#1
I've got an epi g400 custom guitar that came with three humbuckers (alcino classics x3)

The bod is mahogany and the fretboard is rosewood
I swapped Seymour Duncan 59 and custom 5 into the bridge and neck

I'm looking for a strat-ish single coil I can swap into the middle position
Any recs?
sigless
#2
Vintage Flat SSL-2
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#4
The Duncan you posted seems right.
What's the deal with the ssl-2? I hear about them everywhere. Would it work wel in a mahagony guitar?
sigless
#5
It's a single coil pickup. You would need a converter harness or something similar before installing it into a hum bucker slot. The duncan hum bucker sized single coil drops right in, but you will likely need to order it direct from the custom shop.

Otherwise, the SSL is a solid pickup. You can always use something like this:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/allparts-humbucker-to-single-coil-pickup-conversion-ring
Last edited by al112987 at Apr 23, 2015,
#6
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#7
Get a Lace Aluma90 or other HB-sized P90.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#8
^ won't really sound like a strat, surely?

i'm guessing that one andrew (andrew, right?) posted would be the closest, unless you're ok with the looks of that converter thing (in which case, i agree, from the big guys the ssl1/2 are hard to beat).
I'm an idiot and I accidentally clicked the "Remove all subscriptions" button. If it seems like I'm ignoring you, I'm not, I'm just no longer subscribed to the thread. If you quote me or do the @user thing at me, hopefully it'll notify me through my notifications and I'll get back to you.
Quote by K33nbl4d3
I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Et tu, br00tz?
#9
What kind of change in sound can I expect using the converter thing?
sigless
#10
the converter ring is just a piece of plastic that anchors the pickup. You cannot just drop a single coil into a hum bucker slot (obviously). It shouldn't change the sound of the single coil any. Regardless, I'm not sure how much this will end up making your guitar sound like a start. It'll be closer than with a hum bucker, but it's still a mahogany guitar (whereas a strat is usually a brighter wood), with a shorter scale length. These affect the sound as well.
#11
Quote by Dave_Mc
^ won't really sound like a strat, surely?

It depends on which one you get, but will sound more like a stray than a HB, and will be easier to mount properly.

A HB sized Charlie Christian- see Lollar, Vintage Vibe and others- could be even nicer.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy0C-cbdbXY&sns=em
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPTn3mHGRqY&sns=em
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Apr 23, 2015,
#12
Thanks al.
Danny, I can get that sound out of the Duncan's I have on there already.
sigless
#13
Cool!
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#14
Quote by dannyalcatraz
It depends on which one you get, but will sound more like a stray than a HB, and will be easier to mount properly.


i dunno. you can split a humbucker. any p90s i've tried (i haven't tried any of the HB-sized ones) don't really sound anything like a strat. a split HB isn't amazing, but I'd say it's closer than a P90.

Also that one andrew listed should fit just as easily as an HB-sized p90.
I'm an idiot and I accidentally clicked the "Remove all subscriptions" button. If it seems like I'm ignoring you, I'm not, I'm just no longer subscribed to the thread. If you quote me or do the @user thing at me, hopefully it'll notify me through my notifications and I'll get back to you.
Quote by K33nbl4d3
I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Et tu, br00tz?