#1
so.. earlier i posted a thread asking what people thought of me modding my squier strat.. because i heard it was a horrible idea.. but apparently it isnt.

so. heres my 2nd question what about putting emgs in my hss strat? would it sound pretty good?


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heres what i wanna put into it
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#3
dont waste money putting emgs into your squier. You might as well get another low end guitar. How about a cort evl x4?
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#4
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dont waste money putting emgs into your squier. You might as well get another low end guitar. How about a cort evl x4?


whats that.. =S all i wanted to do is make my strat sounds better than it already was and i already have a pretty sick guitar.. but itd be cool to have a good backup
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#5
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whats that.. =S all i wanted to do is make my strat sounds better than it already was and i already have a pretty sick guitar.. but itd be cool to have a good backup

What is the body made of?
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#6
Try not to put EMG's into too light a tonewood, otherwise they'll end up sounding really brittle. If your strat is alder, try an EMG 85 or 60 in the bridge, instead of the 81. I would only ever use the 81 in a thick, mahogany body, and with heavy strings.
#7
alder
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#8
****.. actually its Agathis
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#9
How is the rest of the guitar? Do you feel its worthy of these expensive pickups?

If the bridge, trem, nut and tuners are junk... then there's no point in putting nice pickups on it. Many Squiers have a tendency to have cheap hardware. Upgrading said cheap hardware has a huge impact on the sound quality of the guitar, regardless of what people say about the Squier name meaning it must be worthless.

If you haven't changed the nut already, do that first. Next for me is the bridge and/or tuners.

Then I start swapping pickups from there.
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#10
If you already have a nice guitar and are just modding this one to make it better, I think some Seymour Duncan or Dimarzio pickups would sound better with that kind of wood. Some good humbuckers would be the Seymour Duncan JB or the Dimarzio Super Distortion, but there are millions of them out there.
#11
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****.. actually its Agathis

I wouldn't do it, you need a really good amp to use EMGs to their full potential, and by the looks of, you don't have a good amp, there is nothing really wrong with the wood, I don't see why so many people hate Agathis, it's actually really mellow, almost like basswood if you ask me. But just save up, get a new amp and then replace your pups with EMGs.
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#12
I put an X2N in a guitar thats agathis and it sounds pretty tits. It's all up to you if you want to put the EMGs in your squire. If you don't like it, then just take them out.
#13
alright thanks... i do with i got, sell my mg and look into a decent tube amp like a peavey
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why dont chicks have tits on their back for slow dancing?
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