#1
I have me a fender strat but i was wondering if there was a way to get a heavier sound without using a pedal.
#4
hmmm well you could try some different pickups, maybe some Seymour Duncans.
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#5
Squier or just Fender?

Try using a effects.
Digitech death metal, Boss Metal zone or Metal core.

or new amp
#8
ive heard that darker wood gets a different sound because of how they finish it, but i dont know if its true...
if it is you could get a different neck or something
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#9
if its a fender then you probably have a single coil pick up in the bridge.....get a humbucker
#10
[quote="'Anno[fzk"]']Squier or just Fender?

Try using a effects.
Digitech death metal, Boss Metal zone or Metal core.

or new amp

those are terrible, lifeless and way to trebley pedals.

get a humbucker in the bridge.

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#11
Define 'heavy' and we can get started from there.
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#12
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ive heard that darker wood gets a different sound because of how they finish it, but i dont know if its true...
if it is you could get a different neck or something


This sounds a bit silly.

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#13
a humbucker is the best solution here.
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#15
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those are terrible, lifeless and way to trebley pedals.

get a humbucker in the bridge.


i dont know about the other two but the death metal is not lifeless, its crazy, i do agree about getting a humbucker though, way better for heavy stuff
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#16
I've got a Fender HSS Strat, but I need a heavier sound.
I'm planning to replace the stock pickup with a DiMarzio Super Distortion.
Hopefully that will give it a heavier sound.
#17
the digitech death metal blows. pay the extra thirty for the metal master
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#18
Quote by Penn100
I've got a Fender HSS Strat, but I need a heavier sound.
I'm planning to replace the stock pickup with a DiMarzio Super Distortion.
Hopefully that will give it a heavier sound.

What do you mean by heavier??? Bassier? Louder? Muddier? Less treble?
Same question to TS

Please explain before you end up spending money that you may not need to
#19
First off ts, what amplifier do you have?
Too many people in this thread have suggested pickups and other muck without even asking you that.
And there's a lot of people that get heavy sounds out of SSS stratocasters.
#20
Also remember the guitarist plays a part in heavy.

I've heard, as it's been mentioned, dudes with SSS strats playing through a Marshall 50watt solid state combo sound heavier than the dude with the HH Fernandes with EMGs through a Randall 300watt all-tube halfstack.

But, +1 on Humbucker and bigger gauge. Also look at compressors.
#21
Step it up a gauge, and look into humbuckers.

If your strat has 3 singles, check out the JB jr. from Duncan. Awesome and ballsy little pickup.
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