#1
I was wondering how much work putting an Evo bridge humbucker in my FSR MIM Strat. Obviously the holes are for single coil only right now, and the pick guard is a pearl white. I also noticed that the bridge single coil in horizontal. What does this do and does my new humbucker have to be placed the same way? Thanks.
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#3
Well you would probably have to do a bit of routing in the guitar body as well as get a new pickguard. It wouldn't have to be angled like your current bridge pickup though. If you haven't worked on a guitar before, I advise you to get someone who knows what they're doing to do it for you.
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Well you would probably have to do a bit of routing in the guitar body as well as get a new pickguard. It wouldn't have to be angled like your current bridge pickup though. If you haven't worked on a guitar before, I advise you to get someone who knows what they're doing to do it for you.


all strats i've ever taken the pickguard off of have had the bridge routed for a humbucker.
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#5
Strates are already routed for HSH, so you just have to get a new pickguard and rewire.
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Strates are already routed for HSH, so you just have to get a new pickguard and rewire.



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#8
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^It depends. A lot of MIM Fenders do, not all MIA Fenders do.

That said, an Evo in a Strat sounds like a bad idea: lots and lots of treble....


Really? Why's that? I mean I have a Hot Rails but I know thats not really the pickup I want in there...
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#10
Well, I own a Carvin Legacy, and being a big Steve Vai fan I wanted a bit of his sound and I knew Evo's were hot, but I seems like I didn't put much thought into it...

Lets see, the band I'm in covers Weezer, Coldplay, Barenaked Ladies, heavy soft rock to rock type of stuff. But I also like blues in which case the plan was to keep the tex mex neck and middle single coil pickups in. My amp can do up to Iron Maiden so I don't really want a metal sound. Too difficult for me to play anyway. But my single coil now sounds way too thin, it's got a nice midrange punch but sucks with any sort of distortion. I'm looking for a pickup that will give me a beautiful lead sound and all formentioned stuff.

I'm asking a lot, I guess
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#11
Well, in a nut shell, sounds to me like you need something fatter, and that can handle rock well.

I would check under your pickguard, to make sure it's got a humbucker route. Then, I would check out a Seymour Duncan TB-11 Custom Custom.

A lot of people use the neck for leads, btw. Perhaps try that, for your smooth leads, too.
#12
I was a Vai fan and put 2 Evos in my Japanese strat long ago, it's being retransformed right now by my guitar tech (ok, my dad... lol) and I'm putting a hot rail in there. Evos don't make you sound like Steve Vai, for that I'ld say good tube amp, boss DS-1 and pretty high end rack delay units. His tone is awesome, but when you don't play Vai stuff, it's pretty useless
#13
Thread starter, what you need is a DiMarzio BREED (steve vai also has these on his guitars)

They have smooth shaved treble, and tons of mids and bass... just what you need to fatten the sound of a strat up a great deal. I have one in my strat in the bridge position and it sounds really rich and thick.

The Evo pickups are going to sound really ice picky and shrill in a strat because the pickup itself is EQ'ed with a ton of treble and a stratocaster is a bright guitar. I'd very strongly advise against it.

Go for the BREED One of the warmest humbuckers there is.
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I was a Vai fan and put 2 Evos in my Japanese strat long ago, it's being retransformed right now by my guitar tech (ok, my dad... lol) and I'm putting a hot rail in there. Evos don't make you sound like Steve Vai, for that I'ld say good tube amp, boss DS-1 and pretty high end rack delay units. His tone is awesome, but when you don't play Vai stuff, it's pretty useless

His DS-1 is also Keeley modded, btw...
#15
I'd be inclined to go with a Breed here too.
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