#1
I'm thinking about buying myself a Fender Fat Strat (Floyd Rose) & fitting EMG's in it. (81, SA, SA) Would it be worth it & is the guitar any good?
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#2
i myself would not put EMG humbucker in a start,single yes but no 81.
What kind of a sound are you looking for.
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#4
What music do you play and what amp do you have?

The idea seems kind of silly, IMO.

If you want to do something like this, I'd suggest getting a Floyd Rose DSOT-3. It's got an OFR and it's cheaper.

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didn't Gilmour use EMG's in his strat?
I don't see why it's bad, the clean will not be as good in my opinion.


I read somewhere that he uses EMG singles live because they aren't as noisy, not for the tone they provide.
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^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
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I read somewhere that he uses EMG singles live because they aren't as noisy, not for the tone they provide.

Ah thanks
#6
I play metal, I love the strat feel though. And the one I'm buying comes stock with a humbucker in the bridge...
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#8
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why not an RG or jackson
Cos I love the fender feel.
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#9

Looks as if they'd fit, just did this in photohop.
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#10
EMG's look ugly on any guitar, just get some Seymor Duncans, they should get the job done while looking good as well.
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#11
I don't really care how they look, I want sound lol, & I think they look aright.
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#12
I don't really care how they look, I want sound lol, & I think they look aright.


Well, I would still get the Seymour Duncans, a lot more versitile.
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#13
assuming you have a decent amp
the 81 should work well in the bridge, ittl give you a good metal tone and clean its got quite a brittle stratty tone in the bridge anyway, you wont really lose any versatility with having the single coils in the middle and neck aswell, bit as your going for metal i wouldnt worry too much about it.

That guitar with those pickups will give you a great metal guitar that isnt adverse to other styles

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#14
Yeah I really only play metal, any other stuff I can use my scorpion for.

How much would it cost to get them fitted? I'm no expert at wiring.
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#16
Get EMGs with white covers instead of black.

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^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#17
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assuming you have a decent amp
the 81 should work well in the bridge, ittl give you a good metal tone and clean its got quite a brittle stratty tone in the bridge anyway, you wont really lose any versatility with having the single coils in the middle and neck aswell, bit as your going for metal i wouldnt worry too much about it.

That guitar with those pickups will give you a great metal guitar that isnt adverse to other styles


+1
yeah pretty much sums up what I would have said
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#18
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Get EMGs with white covers instead of black.



Yeah. They're fairly unique. I do prefer the look of Black EMGs on a pearloid pickguard on my blue Strat though.
#19
Black ones are easier to find cheap, plus I likes them
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#20
£247 for the pickups + £345 for the guitar = £592. Not bad
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#21
You're on that side of the pond?

Get some Bareknuckles instead .
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^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#22
Nah I'm gonna stick with EMG. Being active pickups, what do you do about battery, does it need replacing? How do you tell if it's running out?
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#23
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Nah I'm gonna stick with EMG. Being active pickups, what do you do about battery, does it need replacing? How do you tell if it's running out?


If you unplug your guitar, you may be able to go a year or more on the battery. You can tell when tis going bad as your guitar will start sounding noisy, thin, and fizzy.
#24
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If you unplug your guitar, you may be able to go a year or more on the battery. You can tell when tis going bad as your guitar will start sounding noisy, thin, and fizzy.
Do they take special battery's, is it easy to replace them?
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Do they take special battery's, is it easy to replace them?


It takes a standard 9V battery. They can be a bit hard to replace beneath a pickguard, due a tight fit on most Fender Strat's shallow cavitys. But, no its not hard to replace at all.
#27
Yes.

The electronics for a strat are all under the pickguard.
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#28
Good news, found one with an original floyd, only costs £349
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#29
Should work just fine, since strats are alder bodied. Just like most Jacksons, and those work very well indeed for metal. Dunno how it would do with rock and cleaner stuff.
#30
I mainly play metalcore, should sound kickass through my Randall RG-50 TC
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#31
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I mainly play metalcore, should sound kickass through my Randall RG-50 TC

In a few months I hope to have basically that same setup ^_^

edit: also consider this pre-wired pickguard: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/EMG-EMGKH20-Kirk-Hammett-PreWired-PickguardPickup-Set?sku=301517
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In a few months I hope to have basically that same setup ^_^

edit: also consider this pre-wired pickguard: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/EMG-EMGKH20-Kirk-Hammett-PreWired-PickguardPickup-Set?sku=301517
If you're not crazy about the pearl white, you could just paint it, right?
Sweet, we should make the we-turned-strats-into-super-dooper-metal-machines club!

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#33
Well I'm finally putting this plan into action! Planning to buy the guitar as soon as one turns up on ebay, & I will be putting a Seymour Duncan Invader in the bridge instead on a 81.
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