#1
I purchased a Stratocaster Elite SSS the other day and it's showing up tomorrow. Though after realizing the SSS doesn't have the Fast Lane switch like the HSS I tried in-store, I'm thinking of returning it and getting a HSS.
I'm coming from a SSS Squire Starcaster, my skill level is far past it and I'm aiming for a rock pop sound. Like Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons, Coldplay, etc. What are the pros and cons of the SSS and HSS?
#2
By tomorrow you'll have played both yourself, seems like you're in the best position to decide what works for you.

I prefer SSS but a lot of people feel the humbucker adds a lot of versatility for heavier styles. Pros and cons are basically just the different tonal palette from the pickup configuration, which comes down to personal preference. I don't think there's much we can tell you that will help more than playing those guitars and deciding on your own.
#3
^ yeah it just really depends on which you like more, neither's really better. SSS is better if you want a strat, HSS is (arguably) better if you want most of the strat tones but with more scope for the heavier stuff, as colin said.
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#4
What'd you decide, OP?


Small rant:
I dislike when people say HSS Strats are more versatile. They don't do MORE, they do a DIFFERENT set of stuff. I get irritated on HSS Strats because I use the Bridge pretty often, and the Bridge/Middle always sounds like garbage. I feel like I always lose a position as a result when there's a Humbucker in there.
#5
You could put a coil split on the hum and you wouldn't loose anything.
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#6
^^ yeah. as i always say, it sort of depends on your definition of "versatile", because there are a few different things that that can mean. Plus it can mean different things to different people.

^ still not quite the same.
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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.

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