#1
Hey UG, recently, I have had ideas to set up my MIM strat in a unique way.
First of all... I am most likely getting the neck/mid pickups wound by corduroyEW, and i'm clueless what to do for a bridge pickup.
I don't want a standard strat single coil in the bridge, it's always been too brittle. I was thinking of a humbucker size P90 (i'll get a HSS pickguard if I pick this), a lipstick tube pickup, or maybe a tele bridge pickup (would this work on a strat?). I play mostly cleans, and i would like the bridge to have good cleans and have a warm tone, thats why I was thinking about the P90. Also, do you think it'd be possible to have a soapbar p90 on a standard strat (with HSS pickguard ofcourse).
Any other ideas are welcome!

PS: I want to avoid having a humbucker in the bridge, I don't like their sound, and if I picked that, it'd be just like every other strat out there.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#2
Get the P-90. Gibson makes em, and so does Kent Armstrong. Or maybe u could put a mini-HB in the bridge. I dont think i have ever seen a Strat with a Mini-HB.
#3
Maybe try a nice single coil before putting in something totally random?

If it's a MIM the stock pickups aren't that good.
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#4
^Even with american strats, I never liked the bridge for much.
Plus... I want my strat to be set apart from others.
I'm leaning towards the humbucker sized p90 (i'll probably get a GFS one), i'm not on a huge budget.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#5
Hmm, well good luck to you, it should sound unique.

So you bought the strat for the feel I suppose?
Gibson SG Standard
Fender 52 RI Telecaster
'77 Deluxe Reverb
Sunface w/ SunDial
MXR Carbon Copy
Crybaby



Quote by Sid McCall
Epic win. He speaks the truth, boys and girls.



Founder of the Neutral Milk Hotel club PM to join~
#6
u can get a steel baseplate under ur bridge pickup to increase the bass response of your bridge pickup. its $5 when u order from CorduroyEW. i got'em btw.
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