#1
I think I'm gonna go into the store and audition fat strats (Standards)
I think I really want that humbucker option

plus, I really don't like the bridge PU on my Strat, will eventually get an American Strat as well...

any reason why I SHOULDNT?
#2
ull lose a lot of money if u try to trade in.
if u want a humbucker n the bridge, u can order one in a store and have them install it. it would be cheaper, and u could get the model pickup u want.

or u can put it in urself and save even more money.
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#3
its all a preference of sound. If they direct exchange youll be fine.

i dont like the stock humbuckers on a fat strat.. they seem to be weaker than the regular strat without the bite. But if you like it run with it.
#4
Just put a humbucker you want into your guitar at the moment, easy-ish to do, you'll need a new pickguard though,

But that's blasphemy.
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#5
Quote by jj1565
ull lose a lot of money if u try to trade in.
if u want a humbucker n the bridge, u can order one in a store and have them install it. it would be cheaper, and u could get the model pickup u want.

or u can put it in urself and save even more money.



No I'm getting a full refund
I need to exchange the guitar anyway
#6
if you are getting a full refund, then go for it.
otherwise your strat should be routed for a humbucker and all you would need is a new (or cut your existing) pickguard and install a humbucker.
the mexican humbuckers are nothing to write home about, however it is an excellent guitar if you swap it out for something else, preferably something hot.
#7
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But that's blasphemy.


I agree. I hardly ever use the bridge pickup on my strat; but it's essential for the in-between sound together with the middle pickup.
#8
I'm not really into distortion, I just like the higher output, bigger sustain kinda thing

I was also thinking about getting another Standard and putting a hot rails type humbucker in the bridge
#9
I have a fat strat and the stock pickups are nothing special, but not too shabby. I replaced them soon after the purchase with a SD JB and two Fender Noiseless single coils. That was a real nice upgrade. It plays and sounds great, so I don't even think about ever wanting an American one!
#10
You could always audition some superstrats.
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#11
best thing for me to do is try em first, of course

I think it's like hey if I'm not gonna use the bridge, and will eventually have another Strat.. I might as well get a humbucker for some cool alternate sounds/songs so I can explore what I like..

will Dimarzio's like the Evolutions fit the Fat Strat?
#12
I'm thinking of getting the Fat Strat and adding a Dimarzio Evolution DP159, any compatibility issues or is it a straight drop in?
#13
You should get a coil split switch too incase you ever want a single coil sound in the bridge.
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#14
Get a single coil sized bucker in the bridge and keep the old pickup. That way you can get the bite and fatness of a bucker without devaluing your guitar because you can just fit the old pickup back in. Providing you go a good job of wiring it.
#15
if tis a MIM strat, dont worry about devaluing it.


try a humbucker bridge, if u like it, and play metal or heavy rock, then swap for it.
cause mini buckers sound like hot singles.
Jenneh

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#16
think i'm gonna go with dimarzio evolutions

is there any special procedures I have to do to install them (drill new holes?)
#17
i thought u said u can trade in the guitar?

if u can then do that because if u put a humbucker in a guitar slotted for three single coils, u need to buy a new pickguard to get the bigger hole.

other than the pickguard, both guitars should be the same.
Jenneh

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#18
Quote by jj1565
i thought u said u can trade in the guitar?

if u can then do that because if u put a humbucker in a guitar slotted for three single coils, u need to buy a new pickguard to get the bigger hole.

other than the pickguard, both guitars should be the same.


no?

I'm sending the current SSS Strat back to the website I bought it from and gonna go into the store and buy one.. that's what I meant
#19
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No I'm getting a full refund
I need to exchange the guitar anyway



LAf, ok im confused, but if u want to put a humbucker in a SSS strat then just look under the guard first.
Jenneh

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#20
I know, but now I'm thinking of just going to a Fat Strat to begin with to avoid all that
#21
yeah if ur going to do that then yes, thats what i meant by "trading it in."
and that would be a simple solution.
Jenneh

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