#1
Heres the first one : Standard Stratocaster
And heres the second one: Standard HSS Stratocaster

I know the second one has a humbucker, but what exactly is a humbucker? Can you give examples of specific guitarists that use the standard HSS stratocaster. What type of music is best suited to be played on a HSS? Thanks.
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#2
The first one is SSS and the second one is HSS. The humbucking guitar is exactly what it sounds like - it bucks your hum. If you try to play anything with high gain distortion on the SSS, you'll get a lot of hum from your pickups. The humbucker will eliminate the hum, making it more appropriate for music with a lot of distortion.

You can also get the SSS and get a Seymour Duncan Hot Rail pickup which is a humbucker in the shape of a single coil pickup.
#3
its the setup of the pickups hte hss has a humbucker and the normal one just has three single pickups
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#4
thanks for the swift response. What sort of music is best played on a HSS?
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The first one is SSS and the second one is HSS. The humbucking guitar is exactly what it sounds like - it bucks your hum. If you try to play anything with high gain distortion on the SSS, you'll get a lot of hum from your pickups. The humbucker will eliminate the hum, making it more appropriate for music with a lot of distortion.

You can also get the SSS and get a Seymour Duncan Hot Rail pickup which is a humbucker in the shape of a single coil pickup.


you are true, but your giving him the impression that humbuckers sound the same just with no hum; they sound thicker and fatter then single coils, not to mention other things.
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#7
Well, Kirk Hammet of Metallica played one back in the day, as can be seen in the video for One...
#8
your really lazy...and stupid...just search on google or wikipedia or even fender.com and all will be revealed.
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and your using your time wisely by typing non-sense. lovely sunday afternoon for you isnt it? rofl
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it bucks your hum.


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Erm, humbuckers cut out hum (hence the name) and also have a completley different tone.

It's not as trebly, among other things.
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#11
ok to answer the question the humbucker is probably better for doing a little more heavier stuff like led zeppelin or something like that and the single coils sound too thin imo
#12
^^You realise of course that much of Zeppelin's studio work (especially in their early days) was recorded on Telecasters?
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#13
yea im saying most of their stuff was on les pauls and they always come to mind first when i think of humbuckers i wouldnt think a hss strat would be a great death metal guitar or anything but its probably a good all around guitar
#14
Well obviously the latter has a humbucker, but what's more important, the latter is more versatile, you can probably do some light metal with it.
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yea im saying most of their stuff was on les pauls and they always come to mind first when i think of humbuckers i wouldnt think a hss strat would be a great death metal guitar or anything but its probably a good all around guitar


Telecasters have single coils. Jimmy Page had pretty thin tone, and that's due to the tele's thing sounding single coils and super thin strings.
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Telecasters have single coils. Jimmy Page had pretty thin tone, and that's due to the tele's thing sounding single coils and super thin strings.


I'm a led head and I kno that Jimmy Page used a telecaster but his main guitar was a Gibson Les Paul
#17
the humbucker is betrer for playing distorion and the single has more of a twangy tone to it

try them both out

I prefer single coils but I would probably buy the HSS just for the versitility
#18
I you play in an electrically noisy environment (around computers, flouescent lighting, etc.) get a humbucker.

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thanks for the swift response. What sort of music is best played on a HSS?


The idea behind the HSS is that it has the versatility to play virtually any kind of music.
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thanks for the swift response. What sort of music is best played on a HSS?

Humbuckers can be used for tons of things. They give out a little chunkier of a sound than a singlecoil does. Humbuckers are used almost all the time in hard rock, metal, and a lot of classic rock. Metallica, Guns n Roses, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Zeppelin, all use Humbuckers for the most part. Single coils give you a glassier sound when on clean, and a twangier sound when you have distortion. They also hum and feedback when there is a lot of distortion being used, which also has a role in them not being used for metal so much. Hendrix used single coils, Clapton uses them, as well as a whole bunch of other musicians. It all depends on what kind of sound you want. I would suggest going to a store and trying out the different kinds of pickups in different positions, and seeing what sounds best for your style of playing.
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basically, if you play anything heavier than lightish classic rock, you'll appreciate having a bridge humbucker.
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