#1
Hello,

First off, I play Classic Rock from the 70's and 80's mostly (Stones, Clapton, Judas Priest). In short, a generic hard rock sound but clean enough when needed.

I want to change out all three pickups in my HSS Strat. Right now I'm thinking about these humbuckers:
* Seymour Duncan SH-11 Custom Custom Pickup
* Seymour Duncan SHPG1 Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup


1. Good choice?
2. Big question, which singles should I get for neck and mid? (If this helps any, I like to play my clean stuff with the pickup selector set to both neck and mid).
* I hear good things about Hot Rails. Would that be Humbucker overkill? Can they still do cleans well?
* I wanna stay away from twang but bluesy wouldn't be bad.

Thanks!
Last edited by Classified00 at May 26, 2008,
#2
Lace Sensors? Good bluesy pickups from what ive heard on YouTube and can handle alot of gain
My metal is more br00t4lz than yours

Gear:
Squier Strat
ESP B-10 Bass
Peavey Backstage
Last edited by Taylor704 at May 26, 2008,
#3
OK,

* I'm pretty much settled on the SH-11 Custom Custom.

* I checked out the Lace Sensors and I'm still leaning towards the SD Rails for Neck and Mid.

- Should I get Hot Rails for both or one hot and one Cold Rail? (If I go hot and cold, which positions?)

- Are three Humbuckers on a Strat overkill?

Any thoughts, I wanna try to wrap this up tonight
#4
bridge - custom custom
middle - dimarzio HS-3
neck - dimarzio YJM
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul
-Ibanez S470
-PRS SE Custom

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Visual Sound Liquid Chorus

Pickups:
Guitarforce
MHD
#5
I'm thinkin those two would be of too low of output to compete with the custom.
I don't give a shit if you listen to me or not
#6
nope they are hotter than one would think
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul
-Ibanez S470
-PRS SE Custom

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Visual Sound Liquid Chorus

Pickups:
Guitarforce
MHD
#7
Thanks.

Any other thoughts?

This is tough. I've read good things good things about the Rails but the "D"'s not so much.

Last edited by Classified00 at May 26, 2008,
#8
If you go rails I definitely have to suggest cool rails since you don't really need that much output in the middle and neck position since I'm guessing you're using the bridge for your harder rhythm type stuff and doing more lead kind of work with the middle and neck pups.
I don't give a shit if you listen to me or not
#9
Thanks, great feedback!
(I assume you mean Cool Rails in both the Neck and Mid?)

The Cool Rails are on sale at Musiciansfriend.com for $39.99

I went with them and the SH-11

Thanks all!
Last edited by Classified00 at May 26, 2008,