#1
I'm looking to customize my strat, mainly turning it from a SSS strat to a HSS strat, with a humbucker. I'm also gonna add a new bridge, tuners and of course a new pickguard.

Currently i'm thinking about putting a Seymour Duncan JB SH-4 in the bridge position, but i'm not sure what single coils to use for the middle/neck positions. I'm looking to play rock/blues stuff on this guitar, i'll use my ESP for metal.
So i'm just wondering what would be good single coils to use in the strat. Any ideas?

Thanks
#2
I think you'd be better off with something like the Duncan Pearly Gates than the JB. It's a fairly hot and trebly pickup, which probably isn't what you want for blues. As for singlecoils, maybe an SSL-1 in the middle and SSL-5 in the neck would be good. The SSL-5 is similar to the SSL-1 but slightly hotter.
#4
I also would second not putting the JB in the bridge. That'll be a poor match for a Strat, IMO.

I would put a Seymour Duncan SH-11 Custom Custom in there. The Pearly Gates is a nice idea too, though.

For single coils, I recently decided that Duncan's aren't that great for the price. I'd rather get handwound ones.

Check out rockmonkeyguitars.com, I have a set of his singles. Amazing vintage tone.
#5
Cool, the JB is seeming to not be as good as i thought. I'll have a look for the SH-11, and thanks for the website i'll look now. Duncans do look pretty expensive, at least for me.

Thanks.

Anymore ideas?
#8
he's from the UK

what means Swineshead will be a bloody good choice (and free shipping) ... and don't know about the others... so... no judgment on those
#10
Yup UK, born and rasied xD

Alot of information here, so thanks, alot of choice aswell lol.

Oh and if I did buy seymour duncan SSL-1's (thinking for middle/neck position), well the only ones i can find are http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/ssl-1-vintage-staggered/10305, i'd buy white pickup covers, but how do you put them on? I presume glue? Just don't want to ruin the pickups.

and if anyone has any good sites for cheap bridges/machine heads, let me know xD

thanks.
#12
Ah right cool, it's just on my strat one of the pickup covers fell off after I took the scratchplate off. Just checking.