#1
First time poster, hope I'm in the right section

So I've got a strat but its SSS and I was wondering if there were any good singlecoils that can produce a good metal tone. Although I play metal I still play blues and rock stuff occasionally so what are some good pickups for such areas?
#3
hot rails for bridge pickup
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#4
I've the single-sized Hotrails in my bridge, they sound quite good for high-gain stuff.
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#5
Alright thanks guys. The SD hotrails sound like what I'm looking for. I didn't really want to change my pickguard for an actual sized humbucker
#6
What is your amp? That'll make a bigger impact on your sound than pickups.

As Macker says, "Pickups are only for making a good tone better."
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What is your amp? That'll make a bigger impact on your sound than pickups.

As Macker says, "Pickups are only for making a good tone better."

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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#8
That's the silliest expression I've ever heard. If a pickup is not making the tone better, it's making it worse and the same can be said about any other part that affects tone.
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#9
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That's the silliest expression I've ever heard. If a pickup is not making the tone better, it's making it worse and the same can be said about any other part that affects tone.

With a decent distortion I can pull off thrash metal on the bridge pickup on my strat.
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#10
I have an epiphone valve jr and fender g-dec amp. I mostly use the g-dec for the useful looping tracks it has inbuilt. However, I usually have my guitar connected to pod x3 live and then to the valve jr. The reason I wanted to change the pickup is because of the unwanted noise produced when I try high gain stuff for metal etc.
#11
i say say hot rails or mini JB
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#13
I'm thinking of getting cool rails in the neck, vintage rails in the middle and hot rails in the bridge. Anyone have any experience with this combination?
#14
I'd say that if you want blues as well as rock, throw a hot rails in the bridge and a bluesy pup in the neck. Not sure what, but hey, your combination sounds cool.
#15
i prefer dimarzio fast track 2 for bridge... i personally like it better than hotrail
#16
there are the hotrails that are pretty well known but there are others. I would get a Dimazio HS-3, but thats just me. Look on the Dimarzio and Seymour Duncan sites and figure out what one you want.
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#18
They are the exact same. YJM is more expensive.
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