#1
hi everybody, I have a 92' strat sunburst with a maple fingerboard, I'm planning on replacing the bridge stock pickup cuz it's too weak and twangy (ah really?) and wanna turn this guitar into a hard rock machine, the sound I'm looking for is a warm crunch rich of mids very popular in the 70's like angus young's tone, a sound that reminds of a gibson guitar then, anyway in the following youtube clip you can hear the tone I wish my strat had:


http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=3p1N0seP5oo

this guy is using a strat with an handmade humbucker at the bridge so nothing I can find in stock, plugged into a jcm 2000 as u can see.

What would you guys suggest in order to obtain such tone?

thanks in advance
#2
im afraid i dont have either the skills or the knowledge to help you much but i can wish you luck and say this is a really awesome idea

i love the way strats feel/handle but the sound is too.. weak for my style
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#4
and one other thing.. look into some Gibson full size ceramics.. like the ones in the neck of Explorers, i can get a great Zeppelin/AC/DC tone from that
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and one other thing.. look into some Gibson full size ceramics.. like the ones in the neck of Explorers, i can get a great Zeppelin/AC/DC tone from that

and how would they work on a strat?

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and how would they work on a strat?

makuserusukotto: I have a fender deluxe 85 at the moment (I always played blues and country blues) but I'm gonna get a vox ac30 soon


just making sure you wernt going to say some 15w starter amp or somthing

and gibsons in a fender work fine, and would definitely be good for that tone.
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just making sure you wernt going to say some 15w starter amp or somthing

and gibsons in a fender work fine, and would definitely be good for that tone.

do you have any knowledge on the seymour duncan jb sh4? cuz a friend of mine is selling it for a few pennies
#8
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and how would they work on a strat?



easy, cut out the pickguard in the pickup slot you want it in to fit it and solder the damn wires of it in..
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#9
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easy, cut out the pickguard in the pickup slot you want it in to fit it and solder the damn wires of it in..


I meeant how they'd sound, not how to fit it into it........
#10
get a fred or a norton, air norton, airzone.
but the latter 2 are also pretty bassy
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#11
Seymour Duncan JB Junior or a Duncan JB could probably work, or get a Gibson Classic 57 or something.
#12
The maple fret board and alder body will give a much brighter sound than a mahogany LP or SG. A pickup thats to "bassey" for them might work pretty good in a strat.
#13
Replace the pickguard with an HSS one and stick a Dimarzio Breed in the bridge - the whole point of that pickup is to beef up the tone a guitar with a trem. It won't turn it into a Les Paul, but it's about as close as you can get whithout blocking the trem and changing the body wood.

A JB would be nothing but screaming treble, and Gibson pickups are designed to sound good in a mahogany Gibson guitar, not an alder bodied Fender.
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Replace the pickguard with an HSS one and stick a Dimarzio Breed in the bridge - the whole point of that pickup is to beef up the tone a guitar with a trem. It won't turn it into a Les Paul, but it's about as close as you can get whithout blocking the trem and changing the body wood.

A JB would be nothing but screaming treble, and Gibson pickups are designed to sound good in a mahogany Gibson guitar, not an alder bodied Fender.

I see, what about the dimarzio FRED? I heard it sounds similar to brian may's pickups which is a tone that I like a lot
#15
Gibson pickups are way overpriced.

Go to www.highorderpickups.com, send Jeff an email about what you want, and he'll make you a pickup for super cheap
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Gibson pickups are way overpriced.

Go to www.highorderpickups.com, send Jeff an email about what you want, and he'll make you a pickup for super cheap

I just mailed Jeff, let's see if he gets back to me and what he recommends
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Gibson pickups are way overpriced.

Go to www.highorderpickups.com, send Jeff an email about what you want, and he'll make you a pickup for super cheap

he just got back to me and suggested the 8.2k alnico 2 or 5, dunno if you're familiar with it