Hey, I was just wondering about this: if I buy a Mim Fender Strat with an SSS configuration, can I change the pickup configuration so that it's an HSS without much hassle? Or would I have to carve out a new space in the body for the humbucker?
u can get SC shaped Humbuckers, that are stacked, they fit in SC gaps. But if you want a specific humbucker than yes you need to cut out some wood
I think all MIM standards are routed HSS, even the SSS. I'm 99% sure but you might wanna wait for someone to confirm that
why not just by a HSS strat? aren't they pretty much the same price?
all the recent ones anyway, last 4 or 5 years prolly not sure are already routed HSS. they cost about $25 more than an SSS i think. mine is an '05
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Jun 9, 2008,
The newer bodies should be routed for a humbucker in the bridge but you will have to get a new pickguard cut for a bridge bucker.
the safer bet would be to get a HSS and get another pickguard for your SSS needs. What I'm doing now. I have my SSS config loaded on and a separate HSS pickguard.