#1
I'm not sure if I worded the title right, so sorry about that.

Here's the situation:
I have a Peavey Windsor 100W head with some crappy off-brand cab that I just recently loaded with Weber speakers (it sounds so pretty).

I also have a Washburn W587 guitar...7 string. The 7th string and my amp set up HATE each other. Every time I even touch the low B or hit the low E with enough force for the low B's magnet on the pickup to get signal, my amp flubs. That easily. So for a while I played soft with the low B string removed. **** that.

I was at my buddy's house and he had a purple Mexican Fender Strat (picture below) he bought about 3 years ago. He had it set up and everything when he got it. I played it for about 3 hours and FELL IN LOVE. He graciously let me take it home and told me I could use it until I bought a 6 string or I had enough money to buy his Fender.

I love the sound of this guitar and I play thrash/ various types of "core." However, the only thing that sets me off is that there's a tiny bit of twang.

So basically, which humbucker that could fit in a single coil position is the best?

Picture:
http://www.fenderstore.co.uk/acatalog/mex-stnd-satin-blue.jpg

Also, would a pickup upgrade in the 7 string help with that nasty flubbing?
Washburn HM Idol w/ SD JB in bridge > Ibanez Weeping Demon > Korg Pitchblack > Digitech Bad Monkey > Boss NS-2 > Boss DD-6 > Egnater Renegade > Splawn 2x12 w/ Weber Sig12Bs

Last edited by Unskathed at Sep 26, 2007,
#2
humbuckers that fit in single coil positions don't actually sound like buckers, they're kinda inbetween singles and humbuckers.
you could buy a new pickguard and get real humbuckers.
#3
Quote by The red Strat.
humbuckers that fit in single coil positions don't actually sound like buckers, they're kinda inbetween singles and humbuckers.
you could buy a new pickguard and get real humbuckers.


Agreed. The only issue here is the routing of it. You should take the pickguard off and see if its a swimming pool route, H-S-H, or S-S-S before deciding if you want stacked singles or just to put a new pickguard in with humbuckers.
#4
i have a Dimarzio Super Distortion Rail in my strat and i just love it. if you like the looks of a bucker on a strat just install a full humbucker. personally i only like strats in S-S-S.

You can try Dimarzio Super Distortion, Fast Tracks and HS-3, Seymour Duncan Hot Rails.
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Last edited by peterocker at Sep 26, 2007,
#5
Thanks.
I'm not looking for a straight humbucker sound anyway. I actually like a little twang in my playing, it makes it sound more precise I think. However, the bridge single coil is just a bit too twangy. By a bit, I seriously mean just a tiny, tiny bit too twangy.
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#6
Seymour Duncan Hotrails are good.
EMG make nice single coiled pickups

You could also get away with humbuckers if your guitar is made of a bright wood like alder or ash.

Actually, If I were you i'd go with a SSH setup with two Seymour Duncan Hotrails and one Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge.
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#7
Quote by Unskathed
Thanks.
I'm not looking for a straight humbucker sound anyway. I actually like a little twang in my playing, it makes it sound more precise I think. However, the bridge single coil is just a bit too twangy. By a bit, I seriously mean just a tiny, tiny bit too twangy.

I am in this same position, so suggestions would help me as well, cheers in advance.