#1
Hey guys.

A few months back I bought a Yamaha 612VII just to get me back into guitar playing. Absolutely love the guitar, feels great. I have been playing without an amp however.

Recently, my nephew bought himself a lovely Fender MIM SSS Strat, and a Yamaha THR5. Not going to lie, the combo sounds amazing especially on those cleaner tones.

So that inspired me to recently invest some money into a Yamaha THR10 Amp, it hasn't come yet but I just wanted to know a couple of things.

Pretty much I want to know whether you guys think the guitar would sound good with a HSS (Coil Split) configuration. Or if I should invest in an SSS guitar. Here's a link to the guitar I currently own: https://www.andertons.co.uk/p/GPA612VIIFMTBU/solid-body-electric-guitars/yamaha-pacifica-612vii-electric-guitar-in-flame-maple-trans-blue?LGWCODE=GPA612VIIFMTBU;56375;6335&gclid=CLqs09v28tQCFQO37QodM1kE2g

I know that it's ultimately down to whether I like the sound but I want a general idea before the amp arrives. I play very clean stuff, chorus, flanger, phaser. Never use any heavier effects. So will my guitar sound good on them cleaner tones?

Thanks for any advice guys!
#2
Quote by brendonkalaja10



Pretty much I want to know whether you guys think the guitar would sound good with a HSS (Coil Split) configuration.

Or if I should invest in an SSS guitar.


1. Yup
2. Nope.
#3
1) test the new amp with your current guitar before buying anything - it shouldn't sound drastically different since the yamaha is a strat type guitar.

2) the important pickup for clean sounds is the neck single coil - that's the money pickup so you should be fine with an HSS.
#4
No reason your guitar won't sound fine. Split humbucker won't sound exactly like a single cool but unless you really feel you need a single sound in the bridge then not a biggie.