#1
What can you guys recommend me? I was thinking about buying a strat and turning it HSH, but I was wondering if there were other good options.

- Around $500
- HSH routed
- Frets smaller than jumbo
- Low Action
- Fairly big size (Strat or bigger)

For music: I play a good mix of classic rock, hard rock, and metal. I need a bridge pickup for hot leads and a neck pickup for warm metal/classic rock rhythm and melodic solos. Also a single coil in the middle to balance everything out to get a good classic rock tone when matches with either bucker.

Im thinking a Standard Strat, but then i'd have to spend $120+ on pickups.
Last edited by TJM2482 at Sep 19, 2007,
#2
ibanez i guess is wat you need lol
but for 400 you don't have many options, look used on ebay or something
Gear:
Jackson DKMG Dinky (EMG 81/85)
Ibanez GIO (i put a Dimbucker in the bridge)
Crate GT65 (65 watts) to be upgraded soon, suggestions welcome (must be tubed)
Floor Pod (for sale)
#4
seeing as you have an ibanez, and most likely want something different, maybe look into jackson, i dont' think they make an HSH guitar tho
Gear:
Jackson DKMG Dinky (EMG 81/85)
Ibanez GIO (i put a Dimbucker in the bridge)
Crate GT65 (65 watts) to be upgraded soon, suggestions welcome (must be tubed)
Floor Pod (for sale)
#5
The main thing is a somewhat large body (I feel like im going to snap my S in half), and NON-jumbo frets.

I played my friend's Squier strat, it was really comfortable, but a lot of guitars have jumbo.
#7

-- Fairly big size (Strat or bigger)

umm...strat arent very big.....but i would say like Jackson or Ibanez. (OR Stagg if 1. you can find em, and 2. you can find a body style you like. you would be able to easily afford pups for it if you got a stagg)
#8
Most, if not all Ibby RG's have Jumbo frets.

Strats feel a lot bigger than my S, I really dislike the whole paper thin body.
#9
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-HSS-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=516039
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http://www.irongear.co.uk/irongear_003.htm in the bridge
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http://www.irongear.co.uk/irongear_004.htm Neck

Trust me, I have the Steam Hammer in my squier and the sound just blows me away. I've never tried the Rolling mill but I've heard great things about it. both pickups shouldn't cost over $100 shipped.
#10
Quote by Zofar
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-HSS-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=516039
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http://www.irongear.co.uk/irongear_003.htm in the bridge
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http://www.irongear.co.uk/irongear_004.htm Neck

Trust me, I have the Steam Hammer in my squier and the sound just blows me away. I've never tried the Rolling mill but I've heard great things about it. both pickups shouldn't cost over $100 shipped.

They ship to the US?

Can I find that neck pickup in white? I was planning on getting a white strat, so white pickups.
#11
^they shipped to me, and I live in Canada, I think that was their first overseas ship and it arrived quickly.

I don't think it comes in white.
#13
^yeah, but I would be concerned if you want cleans without changing the amp settings, as they both are quite high output. The one in my strat does clean up nicely when the volume is rolled off a bit.

actually, if you have the single in there, and put it in the second last position (middle+neck) you should be able to get a lower output humbucker-esque tone.
#14
or you could get an sg with three pickups and replace the middle one with single coil...
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#15
I felt that the SG was small, one of my friends has one.

And the only SG i'd consider getting is the Standard, which is out of my range.
#16
I saw a tokai for sale at a local shop. It was as strat shape, but had some funky floyd on it. didn't get a chance to play it, but it looks like it would suit your needs.
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