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im wanting to buy a standard fender strat, but i dont know whether to get the SSS or HSS model. i know the difference is between the pickups but within that, what is the difference? how does having 3 single coil pickups differ from a humbucker, single single pickup setup?
wats the difference in the tones i guess is what i mean. i play in a band that consists of a lot of punkish, alternative type songs.
maybe if u know someone who plays one of the guitars u can use that as a refrence to how it sounds, whatever makes it easier to describe.

i appreciate the feedback.
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or get w/e and replace the pickups with humbuckers? so its HSH
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im wanting to buy a standard fender strat, but i dont know whether to get the SSS or HSS model. i know the difference is between the pickups but besides within that, what is the difference? how does having 3 single coil pickups differ from a humbucker, single single pickup setup?
wats the difference in the tones i guess is what i mean. i play in a band that consists of a lot of punkish, alternative type songs.
maybe if u know someone who plays one of the guitar u can use that as a refrence to how it sounds, whatever makes it easier to describe.

i appreciate the feedback.


It really depends. If you were to go for HSS though, I wouldn't get a strat. Actually if you go HSS you might as well get a nice HH. Personally, I love the bridge single coil, gives you that great classic strat sound.
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#5
HSS or HSH.

Humbuckers get that down and dirty sound, while singles get a twangy treble sound.

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im not a fan of punk, but i am a fan of SSS.
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There is also the possibility of getting the SSS and putting a hotrail Single-sized-Humbucker in the bridge.
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HSS ftw
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If you're going to get a strat, you might as well get the wanted tone from the SSS pups...I rather get the SSS than a HSS considering I already have a gutiar with Humbuckers.
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#16
I play pretty much the same stuff you do and i have the HSS. I love it.
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I play pretty much the same stuff you do and i have the HSS. I love it.



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and yes i would reccomend HSS more versatility and u need that humbucker for the genres you play
#18
I would say to go for the SSS. It gives that true strat sound. And if you have a guitar with a humbucker (or 2), then you have to go for the SSS in my opinion.
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Because of the different properties inherent to single coil pickup vs. a humbucker I'd suggest sticking with a SSS set up. Then again I have no room to talk as my main guitars are HSS and HHS setups respectively.

The main thing with a HSS is that the pots are going to hold back either the singles (if they're 500K) or the the 'Bucker (if they're 250K) and a bunch of other BS like that.

FTW i'd say SSS and get a compressor petal, it's worth it.