#1
what pickups should i get i want a real bluesy pickup in the neck and a more rock geared pickup in the bridge. I have a schecter damien fr but i play mostly blues, bought it way back when. No hopes of a new guitar so aid me. I want a single coil tone in the neck mostly and it'd be nice to get a srv ish tone sometimes. plz help?
#2
Well you aren't likely to find a humbucker that sounds like a strat... Check out stewmac pickups, they might have what you're looking for.
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#5
You could get a standard single coil for the neck and a plate? They are humbucker sized and single coils mount to them

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You could get a standard single coil for the neck and a plate? They are humbucker sized and single coils mount to them



I think i just came.....please tell me where and any thing else i'll need to do to mod my guitar
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#8
thankk youuu...now i was wondering if anyone knows why i couldn't just split a humbucker to get the same tone because i keep hearing that you won't get true single coil tone.
#9
Humbuckers, when split, just don't sound exactly like a single coil. They sound thin, since the output is halved, they have different magnet/pole piece construction, among other things. My main gripe being that they just sound thin and weak, due to the halved output.

I would definitely try something like a Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 in the neck, with a Seymour Duncan SH-14 in the bridge. Wire a series/parallel switch for the neck. I find parallel wiring to be much more usable than a coil split - it still sounds full, but it's brighter and cleaner than series wiring (normal humbucker wiring).
#10
well i'm in physics and i understand parallel vs. series wiring....my question would be that is it no matter what half output?
#11
no... series/parellel does not affect output- what parellel does is give you a single-coil tone thats still hum-cancelling and has full output
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#12
The best pickups I've ever played have come from either Rock Monkey Guitars or Lindy Fralin. Google it.
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#13
^and UG members get a 10% discount on the Rock Monkeys!
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well i'm in physics and i understand parallel vs. series wiring....my question would be that is it no matter what half output?

I never said that. A coil split is always half output because you're using HALF of the pickup.
Paralle wiring has about 30% less output, but it's still a full, usable tone, IMO.
#15
ahh great i understand...now what about these rock monkeys...ill check those out now.