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#1
Which is best?

I play pretty much everything.

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#2
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#3
I would say HSH or HSS myself, I think it gives you the most variety. Esp if you have a split coil humbucker, then you could have a combination of HSS and SSS
#4
There really isn't a best pickup configuration, it's all preference. I prefer H/H, that's how all of my guitars are. One of my RG's had H/S/H, nothing wrong with it, but I just didn't need the middle pickup. So, I installed Dimarzio's and a 3-way CRL switch. There's plenty of pickup configurations though.
#6
All I have ever used and needed is a bridge humbucker. However, for versatility, I would go with H/H with a coil split. It's what my guitar has (even though I never need to use it).
#7
I would go with the hss or hh for rythm or playing chords I love the sound of single coil pickups
#10
HSS or HSH .....super versatility at your fingertips
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#12
^yes, for example on a black beauty LP

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#13
yer its H-S-H for me, i have an ibanez S470, can get all tones u need, jazzy through to metal...btw tone also does depend on ur amp
#16
HSH with coil splitters on both humbuckers is where it's at man. All the advantages of every pickup configuration you listed.
#19
i prefer HH with a coil tap function

this way you can have both an HH and a SS configuration

edit: a guy a couple posts above pretty much said exactly what i just said... whoops
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#21
Hh
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#23
SH for me. Love those tele customs.
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i prefer HH with a coil tap function

this way you can have both an HH and a SS configuration


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#26
well it actully depends what guitar your going to get, since i was going to get a std mexican strat SSS, but the bridge pickup was just to bright until i saw the HSS strat and thats what i chose
#31
I love the HSS versatility. Fender's S-1 models'll even give you the option of running the neck and middle pups in series, impersonating a humbucker.
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#32
I have not tried many configs, just HH HSS and SSS. I really like SSS config pickup style. But then again I just got my first guitar. I have played all three pickup styles though that I listed.
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#35
I love that fat tone, but I also having smooth cleans so naturally HSS works for me.
#37
well that was enlightening, an entire thread of replies, none of them more than three letters long.

Go to a guitar shop and play some strats, les pauls, fat strats, Ibanezes etc and get a sense of the pickups you like, don't buy a guitar just because people on a guitar forum said HH more than they said HSS
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#38
Yea I'm thinking about maybe getting a strat for my first guitar. Would that be needlessly getting too good of one if I have the $$$ saved up?
#40
I'd choose HH most of the time, but I also like some HSS. I'm tied between getting soon a Ibanez RG1570 or a Jackson DK2 Dinky, so I'll see what's the best for me ^^
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