#1
Is it possible to fit 3 humbuckers on a strat? I have a Starcaster that I
want to upgrade ( cuz I'm too broke to afford a squier ). and how would I cut
the pickguard? I was thinking of putting Lace designed hums in the neck and
middle and put a duncam detonator on the bridge.
#4
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sounds pointless...


^^ i agree. pointkerr. it sounds the same as a HH but with less pickroom. just stick with 2 decent humbuckers
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#5
My answer, though short, i feel is 100% correct.


No.
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#6
Yes it is, i've seen it done before and infact it might have been on here....

When i installed a humbucker in my buddys fender i just used my Dremel with high speed cutter bits and a router jig. Worked great for the pickguard and routing the hole to fit the humbucker.
#7
i meant that this is the most retarded idea i have ever heard...

You should save up the money for better gear! But it's you're money :sigh:
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#9
If your guitar is bathtub routed under your pickguard, you can fit three humbuckers in. Cuttin the pickguard is not advised, because if you mess up, you have no pickguard.
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#10
yes its possible, easiest method is to fit single coil sized humbuckers such as Seymour Duncan hotrails and JB Jr's

fender released a triple humbucker strat like this


coil tapping them would be an idea to retain the single coil snappy bite you get from a strat
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#11
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My answer, though short, i feel is 100% correct.


No.
It's neither.
The empty lines made it long.
The "No." made it 100% WRONG.
Quote by bdragob
Is it possible to fit 3 humbuckers on a strat? I have a Starcaster that I
want to upgrade ( cuz I'm too broke to afford a squier ). and how would I cut
the pickguard? I was thinking of putting Lace designed hums in the neck and
middle and put a duncam detonator on the bridge.
Possible? Yes.
Three full sized HBs on a LP has been done.
And there's more room on a Strat.

A wise choice? Probably not.
You'll end up with a guitar that plays like crap,
feels like crap,
won't stay in tune worth a crap,
and won't sustain worth a crap.
But it will have decent pickups.

Why bother?
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#12
You can get 2 full sized HB's, and get a stacked 'bucker for the mid position, as strats are routed for HSH.
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#13
thanks for the instruction. I was just curious about it and I didn't know if
would work or not. I like the idea of sigle-sized hums too.

by the way, does anyone know if the EMG-HZ hums come in sets of two at guitar center?
#14
Quote by oneblackened
You can get 2 full sized HB's, and get a stacked 'bucker for the mid position, as strats are routed for HSH.

I see these kinds of generalized statements all over the place on UG.

Generalized statements are generally WRONG.

Strats have all sorts of different routs,

SSS
HSS
HSH
Large + Small
Swimming pool

You can NEVER be certain how a Strat is routed, until you remove the pickguard.
They'll often use a body with more routing than necessary
if they run out of correctly routed bodies for the "flavor of the day".
You might have room for more than what's in there.


... but you might not.
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#15
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I see these kinds of generalized statements all over the place on UG.

Generalized statements are generally WRONG.


Well if that is not hypocrisy, I don't know what is.
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#16
It's a strat. Keep it a strat.
Don't ruin the strat sound. Keep the single coils.
Use an RG for humbuckers.

But if you can afford to buy three brand new humbuckers, you could easily just buy a new guitar.
#17
Quote by bdragob
thanks for the instruction. I was just curious about it and I didn't know if
would work or not. I like the idea of sigle-sized hums too.

by the way, does anyone know if the EMG-HZ hums come in sets of two at guitar center?


Cuold you answer the second quuestion please?
#18
Quote by bdragob
Cuold you answer the second quuestion please?

I don't believe so but I could be wrong.

but just to let you know right now. EMG-HZ are passive versions of the EMG's active line, and don't sound to go in my opinion. It's actually the reason why I'm not buying a sweet guitar. It just kills the deal for me.
#19
Is it possible to do yes. But as you said yourself you dont have the cash a squire you will end up with economy pickups and be disappointed with how it sounds. Just play what you got put the money you were going to spend on pickups in a jar and save for a second guitar. Its never a good idea to mod your only guitar. If you run into problems you wont have anything to play.