#1
I borrowed my friends strat (all single coils..) and ran it through my tube screamer and amp, and I LOVED the tone!

I have a strat copy and a Schecter Tempest Custom.

I want to change the pickups in the Schecter. (They are two humbuckers). The schecter has the option of a coil-tap, so It can kinda get a single coil sound.. but it wasn't as god-like as the strat.

So I ask you UG, what is a good humbucker that could give off a good strat sound when coil-tapped?

Thanks.
#3
nothing. I know that isn't what you wanted to hear, but the coil tapping cuts the power of the humbucker to a less than single coil out put. I have a coil taped EMG 89 in my Rhoads and it doesn't even come close. The Strat is the Strat, except no substitutes. I would advise you to get some Fender Strat Pickups and put them in your strat copy,
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#4
Quote by acdcrocks0323
Nothing can sound the same as a single coil. You will have to give up fat humbucker tone or single coil tone.


+1. Although, you could route the Tempest and stick single coils in the middle/neck, but that might be more trouble/money than it's worth. Save up for a nice MIM Strat, unless you're quite partial to your Strat copy, in which case, a pickup upgrade might help.
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#5
Quote by DrNick
+1. Although, you could route the Tempest and stick single coils in the middle/neck, but that might be more trouble/money than it's worth. Save up for a nice MIM Strat, unless you're quite partial to your Strat copy, in which case, a pickup upgrade might help.

Yep. If you like your strat copy's feel and build quality, go for some new strat pickups in that. I don't really know many good pickups but I know CorduoryEW (UG memeber) makes handwound pickups and gives a 10% discount to UG members. I haven't had any experience with his pups but others have and I have heard nothing but good about him.
#6
Thanks for the suggestions guys.

Actually, my strat copy is a Yamaha Pacifica (with humbuckers) if you guys were wondering.

I'll take a look at CorduoryEW's pickups. Just a question, what are some of the best Seymour Duncan pickups?
#7
I'd definitely say go for a nice MIM strat. Strats get there sound not only from the singles, but the also the way they're built. Even a strat with a humbucker still sounds somewhat like a strat.
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