#1
I have a Fender Toronado and a Squier Strat (I usually play the toronado). I also have a Marshall Valvestate 8100 amp. I have 4 effect pedals, a Dunlop Crybaby Wah, a Boss DS-1 Distortion, an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi, and an Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb. I was wondering if I should get new pickups for the toronado, get a new guitar, or get a new amp. The toronado comes with 2 fender hot rod humbuckers. I play music like punk, ska, alternative, or progressive rock. I play songs by bands like Coheed and Cambria, Blink-182, Radiohead, and Less than Jake. I would also prefer to get a fender guitar if you suggest one because I can get fender gear for cheaper than anything else.
#2
maybe juist get new seymour duncan hotrails for your strat
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#3
what exactly are you unhappy with with regards to your sound?
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#4
I want a something that can get a heavy tone (but not like metal) and can also get good clean sound and leads. I need something that can do great rythm guitar and maybe another pickup that has leads that have more of an attack.
I would also prefer to have humbuckers.
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Fender Toronado
Marshall Valvestate 8100
Fender PT-100 Pedal Tuner
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Boss DS-1
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi
Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Chorus
Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb
Last edited by BurningOn65 at Jan 22, 2007,
#5
An amp would improve your tone alot more than pickups or a guitar.
New pickups are a good way to start, though.

You could get a Seymour Duncan SH-11 Custom Custom in the bridge. Aggressive, good rhythm crunch - it'll be good for the styles of music you play.

And for the neck, a Seymour Duncan APH-1 Alnico II Pro would cover any clean tones you'd need. Smooth, and warm, this pickup is still capable of doing rock.
#7
You like ska you say?
Find out what Aaron Barrett uses (pickup wise) can't get much more Ska than him.
I know he used to use Ibanez then Gibson Les Pauls then a custom double cut les paul with a thinner neck.